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[NOTA] Seminario: The geography of geographical knowledge production; por Elvin Wyly

Elvin Wyly

Lunes 14 de noviembre
9.30 a 12.30 horas
Sala P-307, edificio “Placa”, Facultad de Economía y Negocios (FEN), U. de Chile.

Este lunes 14 de noviembre, te invitamos a participar del seminario realizado por Elvin Wyly (Universidad de Columbia Británica, Canadá). Modera: Ernesto López Morales, investigador COES y académico del Departamento de Urbanismo, Universidad de Chile. Esto, en el marco de la conferencia COES LSE 2016, “Desigualdades” que tuvo lugar los días 02, 03 y 04 de noviembre en la Facultad de Economía y Negocios de la Universidad de Chile (Diagonal Paraguay 205, Santiago). La visita del profesor Elvin Wyly a Chile es posible gracias al apoyo de los Proyectos COES y Fondecyt Regular Nº1151287.

El seminario se realizará en inglés.

 

Abstract : The geography of geographical knowledge production

If you’re reading these words on a digital device, we are not alone: our encounter as author and reader is taking/making place in and through an uneven, evolutionary planetary digital infrastructure of cognitive production, measurement, and monetization. Five and a half millennia after symbolic discourses of literacy and authorship co-evolved with the first urban revolution, the material, embodied phenomenological encounters of planetary urbanization have arrived at the precise moment of explosive contingency in the scalar nexus between cities and literacy.  “What is an author?” Foucault asked in a brilliant lecture in Paris in February, 1969.

Today, if we put Foucault’s question into an intertextual dialogue with contemporary critical urban theory as well as earlier elements of Comte, Marx, and Kant, we gain fresh insight into the ways reading, writing, and publishing are being reconstituted through partially automated constellations of quantification and commodification of human consciousness. Foucault’s genealogy of the “author function” has become an increasingly contested and lucrative circuit of accumulation as Marx’s concept of the “general intellect” has materialized through the transnational urban networks of what is now widely described as “cognitive capitalism.”

The growth and evolutionary adaptation of socially networked cultures of reading, viewing, sharing, and writing are now performing a new neo-Kantian time-space construction of sense perception in a planetary version of Harvey’s “urbanization of consciousness,” putting individual authors into constitutive conversation with global knowledges once imagined by Comte as the “Great Being” of collective intergenerational inheritance of post-theistic human knowledge.

Sobre Elvin Wyly

Elvin Wyly es profesor de Geografía y Presidente del Comité Coordinador de Estudios Urbanos en la Universidad de Columbia Británica, Canadá; y ex Editor General de la Revista Urban Geography. Su trabajo se enfoca en desigualdad social y espacial en ciudades de Estados Unidos y Canadá, en particular en gentrificación y cambio de barrio, desigualdades de raza y de clase en préstamos hipotecarios, y en las implicancias urbanas y sociales de las prácticas de redes sociales masivas. Ha publicado en Housing Policy Debate, Housing Studies, City & Community, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Urban Affairs, Review of Black Political Economy, entre otras revistas. Sus publicaciones más recientes incluyen “Gentrification on the Planetary Urban Frontier: Turner’s Noösphere” (Urban Studies), “Where is an Author?” (City), and “Please Do Not Cite This Article” (Urban Geography).

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The geography of geographical knowledge production, Seminario Elvin Wyly

The geography of geographical knowledge production, Seminario Elvin Wyly