Transmission in Motion


Transmission in Motion Seminar (2019-2020): “Expanded Practices of Knowing: Interdisciplinary Approaches”

Technological developments inform the ways information travels through media, turn archives into ‘dynarchives,’ and set knowledge cultures in motion. Such developments foreground the performativity of practices of sharing knowledge and the materiality of mediation; moreover, they point to the sensory, movement and embodiment as important aspects to take into account. This year’s seminar will investigate the potential of radical interdisciplinary collaborations between media and performance studies, science and the arts for understanding and developing ways of sharing information,  knowledge and expertise.  What can interdisciplinary collaboration bring to understanding the role of old and new technologies in these processes? How is interdisciplinary collaboration itself technological or at least a technique? How can it foster the development of new insights, technologies and practices?

TiM Seminar Programme (2019-2020)

  •  13 November 2019                                                                                         “Agency and Technē in Creative Practice”                                                 Dr. Jason Tuckwell (Western Sydney University)
  • 11 December 2019                                                                                    “Composing Data: Making Music from Space, Deep Space & Black Holes”
    Dr. Valery Vermeulen (Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Antwerp)
    Organized in collaboration with FIBER Festival
  • 22 January 2020                                                                                         “Ecologising Theatricality: Theatre and the Earth”                                Prof. dr. Carl Lavery (University of Glasgow)
  • 19 February 2020                                                                                      “Sonification for Sharing Auditory Perspectives on Data”                    Dr. Thomas Hermann (Center of Excellence in Cognitive Interaction Technology, Bielefeld University)
  • 18 March 2020                                                                                                    On Bitcoin and Blockchain  (CANCELLED)                                                        Prof. dr. ir. Jan Broersen (Utrecht University)
  • 22 April 2020                                                                                                   “Post-Publishing and Performative Publications”                                       Dr. Janneke Adema (Coventry University)*
  • 13 May 2020                                                                                                      “What Follows for Students and Society in the 2020s? Three Speculative Futures for Education and Technology
    Prof. dr.Felicitas MacGilchrist (Georg-August-University of Göttingen) & dr. Rianne van Lambalgen (Utrecht University)

 *Session organized with the support of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Utrecht University.

The Transmission in Motion Seminar is a more-or-less monthly gathering of researchers and students from across disciplines. To participate, please send an email to to receive additional information and readings. RMA Students can acquire 3 EC if they attend all meetings and write blog posts after each meeting. Please register at For more information, contact Maaike Bleeker at m.a.bleeker[a]

Header Image:”Sense of Motion” by Mr. Nixter is licensed under CC BY 2.0