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  • Dyson, Frances (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, 2014-12-02)
    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 ...
  • Hiebert, Ted (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, 2013-04-03)
    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 ...
  • 2bears, Jackson; Kroker, Marilouise (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, 2010-03-12)
    Jackson 2bears is a Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) multimedia artist and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Victoria. His artworks have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, most recently at: EM-Media ...
  • Pfohl, Stephen (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, 2006-10-19)
    Stephen Pfohl is a Professor of Sociology at Boston College where he teaches courses on social theory; postmodern culture; crime, deviance and social control; images and power; and sociology and psychoanalysis. Stephen is ...
  • Bennett, Colin (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, 2008-09-26)
    Dr. Colin Bennett received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Wales, and his Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since 1986 he has taught in the Department of Political Science ...
  • Stelarc (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, 2006-04-20)
    Stelarc is a world renowned Australian-based performance artist whose work explores and extends the concept of the body and its relationship with technology. He is Visiting Professor, School of Art and Design, at the ...
  • Parsons, Christopher (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, 2009-06-05)
    When a person clicks a hyperlink they manifest their liberty by expressing a preference, and in the process transmit personal data to a particular website. Expressing one’s liberty is essential to the development of personal ...
  • Hayles, N. Katherine (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, 2008-09-26)
    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 ...
  • Hayles, N. Katherine; Kroker, Arthur (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, 2006-04-26)
    N. Katherine Hayles is a noted postmodern literary critic and theorist as well as the author ofHow We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics which won the René Wellek Prize for the best ...
  • Thacker, Eugene; Kroker, Arthur (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, 2008-11-21)
    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: ...
  • Brown, Wendy; Kroker, Arthur (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culturec, 2014-02-26)
    Professor Wendy Brown theorizes the neoliberal politics and culture of 21st-century experience in her conversation with Arthur Kroker.
  • Murray, Tim (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, 2011-05-25)
    Professor Tim Murray, Director of the Society of the Humanities and curator of the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media discusses “The Aesthetics of Digital Longing” by way of an evocative discussion of Rancière and Deleuze ...
  • Thurtle, Phillip (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, 2009-06-06)
    Many commentators have remarked upon the recent proliferation of animated content in film, WWW, and television. What especially interests me, however, is how animation priviliges new relationships between the phenomenology ...
  • Pfohl, Stephen; Wernick, Andrew; Kroker, Arthur (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, 2006-10-19)
    Stephen Pfohl and Andrew Wernick in conversation with Arthur Kroker.
  • Harrell, D. Fox (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, 2009-06-05)
    The affordances of the computational medium offer particular means through which social and cultural critique can be posed. I have introduced the term “polymorphic poetics” as the computational means through which computational ...
  • Hiebert, Ted (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, 2009-06-05)
    A darkness lurks in the blind spot of perception; an absence, a disappearance that can go unnoticed because it is always and immediately filled in – illuminated – by the neural processes of cognition. But such interpolation ...
  • Diamond, Sara (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, 2009-06-05)
    Anderson (2008), the editor of Wired Magazine recently declared that ‘science is dead’, arguing that data processing and visualization were now more powerful instruments than mental models. Latour (1983) underscores the ...
  • Thacker, Eugene (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, 2008-11-21)
    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: ...
  • Kroker, Arthur; Kroker, Marilouise (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, 2009-06-04)
    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 ...
  • Kompridis, Nikolas (Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, 2014-06-11)
    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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