As announced in the MIT Architecture website, the aim is
to expand [the] disciplinary tools for thinking appropriation beyond anxiety or ecstasy (…) by placing issues of individual and collective authorship, of precedent, originality and reproduction, under a magnifying glass. The symposium invites each of the participants to illuminate a single term — a disciplinary synonym for appropriation — and through that term, the specific strategies, historical, and disciplinary circumstances in which it is enmeshed. Under the influence participants will examine: Affinity, Allusion, Cliché, Collection, Doppelgänger, Replica, Revision, (Color)Sample, Side Effects, Signature, Thing Rights and Vapor.
With the participation of: Mario Carpo who will talk about "Self-Organization, indeterminacy, and the crisis of modern authorship in contemporary digital design theory" at 6:30pm, Friday 22 February.
Then, Saturday 23 February, you will hear: Alexander D'Hooghe, Florian Idenburg, Enrique Walker, Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample, Sam Jacob (Strange Harvest), Cristina Goberna and Urtzi Grau, Amanda Reeser Lawrence, Ines Weizman, John McMorrough, Mariana Ibañez and Simon Kim, Timothy Hyde, Eric Höweler and Meejin Yoon.
Where: Long Lounge 7-429
When: Day 1: Friday, February 22, 2013, 6:30pm;
Day 2: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 10:00am - 6:30pm
Further information: MIT Architecture.