Media History - Media Criticism                                                                    lecture series at C3

The C3 Center for Culture and Communication - Soros Foundation Hungary would like to invite you to the lecture of

John Hopkins
"word-dialogue-Light-revelation-action: breaking through glass"

at 6 p.m. on the 11th of June
in the OpenLab of C3
1014 Budapest, Országház u. 9.

"Language may be thought of as a primal mediating technology, and in that sense, the further mediations imposed on communications between humans - those mediations that are more commonly referred to as technology - are possible obstructions to understanding. None-the-less, in the technogically mediated instant, it is still possible to speak, and to listen. At the very same moment that all mediation stresses, deforms, and deflects our attempts of attentive presence with the Other, it becomes more essential to engage in Dialogue and in the active creation of spaces in which Dialogue might flourish. Dialogue stimulates genesis, transformation, and revelation in life - it is a revolutionary art itself when in critical juxtaposition to silence. Dialogue, as pure expression of heart and soul, is the core of all meaningful activism.

This presentation will explore the be-ing of Dialogue, the history and stresses of mediation, and our presence in the noumenal world."

The speaker, John Hopkins, is a nomadic artist, net-worker, and educator who works through a variety of technology-based mediums as well as through direct presence. He spends part of his time in North America, part in Scandinavia, and part in Europe lecturing, teaching, and engaging others in Dialogue. He has lectured at the Düsseldorfer Kunst Akademie, the Ultimate Akademie Köln, the Media Lab of the University of Art and Design Helsinki (FI), the University of Colorado (USA), the School of Visual Arts (NYC), Winchester College of Art (UK), the Academy of Fine Arts (FI), and established a photography and electronic media program at the Icelandic College of Art in Reykjavik, Iceland. He received a BSc. in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines with a specialty in electromagnetic and gravitational field theory and practice, and an MFA from the University of Colorado in photography and video.

Further information can be found at his extensive web space:

The language of the lecture is English.