2021 Mobility Humanities Conference

2021/05/06 – Mobility and Art: Sense, Time and Space, Technology

Conference Detail

  • DateMay 6, 2021.
  • LocationAcademy of Mobility Humanities at Konkuk University (online via Zoom)

In this conference, renowned experts in sociology, art, labor and technology presented their works based upon experiences and experiences under the themes of “Mobility Economy” (discussed in Part I) and “Body Mobility” (discussed in Part II).

In the first part of the conference, Ik-Hyun Kim (Artist), in his presentation entitled “Coupang Man’s Delivery Photo,” read the Coupang man’s delivery photo as a photocopied mobility and traced the movement of commodity, information, and the photo both in real and virtual world.  Grounded upon the experiences of logistics centers and delivery platforms, Ha-Young Kim (Journalist), in her presentation “Two Tales of Mobility,” discussed the impact of both COVID-19 and the development of technology on mobility communication.

In the second part of the conference, Eun-Byul Ahn (Tokyo University), in her presentation entitled “Japan Railway Travel and Things: with an Emphasis on the Postwar Train Schedule and Its Related Books,” discussed an imaginative mobility in which the postwar train schedule is in-motion and intermediated through imagination and reading, and immobile reading activity is closely linked to bodily mobility. Min-Young Kim (Representative of Arte Sapiens), in her presentation “Study on Posthumanism in the Dance World: with an Emphasis on Mobility,” introduced an impact of mobility derived from the advancement of technology on works of art, which was followed by her explanation containing examples of how the notion of posthuman in collaboration with technology and art is integrated into the field of art and dance.