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Mobility Humanities Colloquium – 3

2018/10/24 – Automation of Mobility: From the Innovation of Mobility System in Consumer Utopia To the Transparency of Neo-liberal Financial Circulation

Lecture Information

  • SpeakerKim, Han Sang (Ajou University)

Time : 2018/10/24 Wed. 17:00

Place : #1106, New Millennium Hall, Konkuk University

Professor Kim, Hansang received his Ph.D. in sociology from Seoul National University. He was a visiting research fellow at Harvard University, California University (at San Diego), and Rice University. He is currently teaching at the Department of Sociology at Ajou University. He published a number of journal articles including “Film Auteurism as a Cold War Governmentality: Alternative Knowledge and the Formation of Liberal Subjectivity” (JOURNAL OF KOREAN STUDIES, 2017.12), “My Car Modernity: What the US Army Brought to South Korean Cinematic Imagination about Modern Mobility” (JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES, 2016.02), “1990년대 “금융자동화”의 문화적 의미? 신자유주의 세계화와 금융 투명성의 맥락에서” (Cultural Meaning of “Financial Automation” in the 1990s?: Neo-liberal globalization and financial transparency“ (<대중서사연구>, 2018.08).

In this lecture, Kim rethinks about the historical process of translating and setting the concept of 'automation' from the 1970s to the 2000s in Korean society. Especially, since the 1970s, he analyzes various media (including movies) that represent the introduction of electronic devices and coffee vending machines into Korean society as well as public transportation called ‘citizen autonomous buses’, cash dispensers, PC Tongshin as a kind of Intranet in the 1990s, etc.. Professor Kim also discusses on how automation technology will change our everyday life.​