Digital Inflections: Visions for the Posthuman Future

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The Transparency of Aesthetics: Between Nonsense and Technology

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Ted Hiebert

Professor Ted Hiebert discusses the aesthetics of transparency in the context of his new book, In Praise of Nonsense: Aesthetics, Uncertainty and Postmodern Identity. His lecture explores the codes and aesthetics of transparency, engaging questions of nonsense, perception and technology as ways to re-imagine the possibilities of the posthuman.

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Vanishing Surveillance: Securityscapes and Ambient Government

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David Murakami Wood, Queen’s University

Professor David Murakami Wood, Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Surveillance Studies, discusses surveillance technologies in his PACTAC presentation, titled “Vanishing Surveillance: Securityscapes and Ambient Government.”
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Is Non-Domination really Non-Interference? On Indigenous Conceptions and Practices of Freedom

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Allison Weir, Australian Catholic University

Professor Allison Weir, Research Professor at Australian Catholic University’s Institute for Social Justice, presents her paper “Is Non-Domination really Non-Interference? On Indigenous Conceptions and Practices of Freedom.”
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The Right to the Human Condition: Arendt, Normativity, and Utopian Politics

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Nikolas Kompridis, Australian Catholic University

Professor Nikolas Kompridis, Director of Australian Catholic University’s Institute for Social Justice, presents his paper “The Right to the Human Condition: Arendt, Normativity, and Utopian Politics.”
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Disaffective Voices and Posthuman Subjects

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Frances Dyson, University of New South Wales

Frances Dyson, Emeritus Professor of Cinema and Technocultural Studies (UC Davis) and Visiting Professorial Fellow at the National Institute for Experimental Arts (University of New South Wales) presents her paper “Disaffective Voices and Posthuman Subjects.”
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The Digital Afterlife of This Bridge Called My Back: Woman of Color Theory and Activism on Social Media

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Lisa Nakamura, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Lisa Nakamura, Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor in the Department of American Culture and the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), gives a presentation titled “The Digital Afterlife of This Bridge Called My Back: Woman of Color Theory and Activism on Social Media.”
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Rethinking Technology: Art and Design

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Garnet Hertz, Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Garnet Hertz, Canada Research Chair in Design and Media Arts in the Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media at (Emily Carr University of Art and Design), gives a presentation titled “Rethinking Technology: Art and Design.”
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