After the Drones

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After the Drones

Text and voices: Arthur and Marilouise Kroker
Video art and sound: Jackson 2bears
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Wendy Brown and Arthur Kroker: A Conversation

Wendy Brown in Conversation with Arthur Kroker

Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley

Professor Wendy Brown theorizes the neoliberal politics and culture of 21st-century experience in her conversation with Arthur Kroker.

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Drone Warfare: Q&A Session

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Discussion after the presentations at the Drone Warfare Seminar, including Liam Mitchell, Anas Karzai, Michael Dartnell, Christopher Parsons, Adam Molnar, and Arthur Kroker.

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Drone Warfare Seminar: Arthur Kroker

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Arthur Kroker, University of Victoria

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Introduction: Necropolis of Software

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Arthur Kroker

Arthur Kroker is Canada Research Chair in Technology, Culture and Theory, professor of political science, and the director of the Pacific Center for Technology and Culture at the University of Victoria. His most recent projects include the monograph Born Again Ideology: Religion, Technology and Terrorism (New World Perspectives, 2008), and Critical Digital Studies: A Reader, co-edited with Marilouise Kroker (University of Toronto, 2008). His books include, among others, The Will to Technology and the Culture of Nihilism: Heidegger, Nietzsche, and Marx (University of Toronto Press, 2004), The Possessed Individual (St Martin’s Press, 1992), Spasm (St Martin’s Press, 1993), and Data Trash: The Theory of the Virtual Class, with Michael A. Weinstein (St Martin’s Press, 1994). He is the co-editor of the Digital Futures book series for the University of Toronto Press, as well as the peer-reviewed, electronic journal CTheory.

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Code Drift

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Arthur and Marilouise Kroker

Code drift is the spectral destiny of the story of technology. No necessary message, no final meaning, no definite goal: only a digital culture drifting in complex streams of social networking technologies filtered here and there with sudden changes in code frequencies, moving at the speed of random fluctuations, always seeking to make of the question of identity a sampling error, to connect with the broken energy flows of ruptures, conjurations, unintelligibility, bifurcations. When the Book of Genesis gives way to the Book of (Information) Genetics, we are suddenly exited into a culture of epigenesis with code drifts as its primary impulse, all the human anxiety of being tethered to mobility its primary affect, and the novel historical experience of literally being skinned by technology as the body is increasingly wrapped in the new nervous system that is the global data genome.
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CTheory Live Interview: Eugene Thacker

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Eugene Thacker in conversation with Arthur Kroker

Eugene Thacker is Assistant Professor in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the author of Biomedia (University of Minnesota Press, 2004) and The Global Genome: Biotechnology, Politics, and Culture (MIT Press, 2005).
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CTheory Live Interviews: N. Katherine Hayles

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N. Katherine Hayles in conversation with Arthur Kroker

Dr. N. Katherine Hayles is a noted postmodern literary critic and theorist as well as the author of How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics(University Of Chicago Press, 1999) which won the Ren Wellek Prize for the best book in literary theory for 1998-1999. Her most recent book is Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary (University of Notre Dame Press, 2008). She is currently a professor in the Literature Program and the Information Science and Information Studies program (ISIS) at Duke University.
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Nietzche in Drag in the Theatre of Judith Butler

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Arthur Kroker

Arthur Kroker is Canada Research Chair in Technology, Culture and Theory and Professor of Political Science at the University of Victoria, Canada. Co-editor of CTheory and Director of the Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture (www.pactac.ca), he is the author of numerous books on technology and culture, including The Possessed Individual: Technology and the French Postmodern, Data Trash: The Theory of the Virtual Class (with M. Weinstein), and The Will to Technology and the Culture of Nihilism: Heidegger, Nietzsche and Marx.
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CTheory Live Interviews: Stephen Pfohl and Andrew Wernick

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Stephen Pfohl and Andrew Wernick in conversation with Arthur Kroker

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