|Date: May 27 – 29, 2005
Venue: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Beginning with the mass mechanization of the Great War, the period through World War II catapulted people into a new kind of modernity. New technologies and media conjured up both awesome and frightful fantasies and realities in the creative and critical imaginations of artists, scientists, producers, consumers, and critics. Technology and media excited and threatened domestic and international politics and challenged members of popular and elite cultures to reconfigure relationships between selfhood, society, and the object world. This interdisciplinary conference will explore the manifestations, effects, and representations of the new technologies of the 1914-1945 period.