Carolyn Dinshaw and Marget Long lecture (audio recordings available)

On October 12, 2015 Professor Carolyn Dinshaw and artist Marget Long gave an amazing collaborative, multi-media presentation, in which they looked to the geo-physical phenomenon of the mirage to explore the broad concepts of location and locatability–and to imagine what might escape ever-present and increasingly monetized location services. The talk investigated the mirage’s visual and cultural history through a wide array of materials: medieval maps and legends, early 20th-century Arctic expeditions, and photographs and video from Long’s project on mirages.

 

The audio for this presentation is available here and here to download to play on iTunes (the talk was interrupted by a fire alarm so the recording is in two parts).