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Tue, 16 Jun 2020 16:59:26 -0700
<![CDATA[The Black Curriculum]]>

The Black Curriculum is a project that aims to teach Black history all year round in the school year, to 11 to 16-year-olds.

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 11:59:20 -0700
<![CDATA[Sonia #148 Mark Fisher | RWM Radio Web MACBA]]>

The cultural impact of Mark Fisher's work continues to grow years after his death in 2017....

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 02:21:35 -0700
<![CDATA[Children Are Easily Peer Pressured by Robots, Study Finds - Motherboard]]>

The eerie possibility of robots manipulating humans crops up in science fiction tales like Ex Machina or Battlestar Galactica.

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 05:33:42 -0700
<![CDATA[Decolonising Science Reading List – Chanda Prescod-Weinstein – Medium]]>

A note on Making Meaning of “Decolonising” — and in relation to that I want to be clear that the original motivation behind the creation of this list was to address a land claim issue: the use of Maunakea by non-Kanaka Maoli for science.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:02:57 -0700
<![CDATA[Decolonising Science Reading List – Chanda Prescod-Weinstein – Medium]]>

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Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:02:57 -0700
<![CDATA[Teaching the Intersection Between Classics, Anthropology, and Colonialism – Everyday Orientalism]]>

It is no scoop for anyone that many academic disciplines were born in Europe during the Age of Empires. It is certainly the case of Classics and other Antiquity-related specialities. It is, also, the case of Anthropology.

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:09:46 -0800
<![CDATA[Undoing Patriarchy - A Syllabus]]>

Prepared February 2018.  This is in no way exhaustive but meant to be one of many resources, for men in particular, towards the larger movement of undoing patriarchy, ending sexual- and gender-based violence, and decreasing all violence.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:09:46 -0800
<![CDATA[Are Soas students right to ‘decolonise’ their minds from western philosophers? | Education | The Guardian]]>

Outraged headlines erupted when students launched a campaign to challenge the great western philosophers. We went to the source of dissent – London’s School of Oriental and African Studies – to investigate

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:21:14 -0800
<![CDATA[How a 3D clitoris will help teach French schoolchildren about sex | Education | The Guardian]]>

Paul Verlaine celebrated it in his 1889 poem Printemps as a “shining pink button”, but thanks to the sociomedical researcher Odile Fillod, French schoolchildren will now understand that it looks more like a hi-tech boomerang.

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:04:15 -0700
<![CDATA[The thin line between theory and practice: a conversation on...]]>

The thin line between theory and practice: a conversation on Sonic Acts Academy 2016From February 26th to the 28th, in Amsterdam, took place the Sonic Acts Academy, a three-day festival happening in Stedelijk Museum, De Brakke Grond and Paradiso.

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:43:13 -0700
<![CDATA[The Minecraft Generation -]]>

Jordan wanted to build an unpredictable trap. An 11-year-old in dark horn-­rimmed glasses, Jordan is a devotee of Minecraft, the computer game in which you make things out of virtual blocks, from dizzying towers to entire cities.

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 06:02:38 -0700
<![CDATA[We need to talk about TED | Benjamin Bratton | Opinion | The Guardian]]>

In our culture, talking about the future is sometimes a polite way of saying things about the present that would otherwise be rude or risky. But have you ever wondered why so little of the future promised in TED talks actually happens? So much potential and enthusiasm, and so little actual change.

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 05:42:42 -0800
<![CDATA[Kenneth Goldsmith and Penn’s Wasting Time on the Internet course.]]>

The 15 undergraduate students in “Wasting Time on the Internet,” an English course offered by the University of Pennsylvania, plus professor Kenneth Goldsmith, plus me, are participating in an activity. Actually, a few students opt out, but I don’t.

Mon, 04 May 2015 09:44:05 -0700
<![CDATA[Donna Haraway - SF: String Figures, Multispecies Muddles, Staying with the Trouble]]>

This public Lecture took place on March 24, 2014 at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Dr. Donna Haraway was invited to give a keynote presentation as part of the research-creation working group think-tank event.

More information is available at

This event was supported in part by the Kule Institute for Advanced Study.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:00:21 -0700
<![CDATA[CCSR presents: Posthuman, all too Human? A Cultural Political Cartography]]> ]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:31:39 -0700 <![CDATA[Artistry and Agency in a World of Vibrant Matter]]>

Hosted by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics

Jane Bennett - Powers of the Hoard: Artistry and Agency in a World of Vibrant Matter

How can objects sometimes be vibrant things with an effective presence independent of the words, images, and feelings they may provoke in humans? This question is posed by Political theorist Jane Bennett delivers the inaugural lecture as the Vera List Center for Art and Politics embarks on a two-year exploration of "Thingness," the nature of matter. In the face of virtual realities, social media and disembodied existences, the center's programs will focus on the material conditions of our lives.

Jane Bennet is a professor of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University. In her latest book Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things (Duke, 2010), she asks how our politics might approach public concerns were we to seriously consider not just our human experience of things but the things themselves. How is it that things can elide their status as possessions, tools, or aesthetic objects and manifest traces of independence and vitality? Following the tangled threads that link vibrant materialities, human selves, and the "agentic assemblages" they form, Bennett examines what hoarders, people who are preternaturally attuned to "things," can teach us about the agency, causality, and artistry in a world overflowing with stuff. Professor Bennet is a founding member of the journal Theory & Event, and is currently working on a project on over-consumption, new ecologies, and Walt Whitman's materialism.

*Location:Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor Tuesday, September 13, 2011 6:30 p.m.

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:31:32 -0800
<![CDATA[Morality-without-god and totalitarianism, Slavoj Žižek ("The Pervert's Guide To Ideology")]]>

Slavoj Žižek discusses the famous platitude (incorrectly) attributed to Dostoyevsky's character in "The Brothers Karamazov" that "If god does not exist, everything is permitted." Žižek rejects this and suggests, in fact, the opposite — that if there were a god, everything would be permissible.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:36:54 -0700
<![CDATA[An American Utopia: Fredric Jameson in Conversation with Stanley Aronowitz]]>

Eminent literary and political theorist Fredric Jameson, of Duke University, gives a new address, followed by a conversation with noted cultural critic Stanely Aronowitz, of the Graduate Center. Jameson, author of Postmodernism: The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism and The Political Unconscious, will consider the practicality of the Utopian tradition and its broader implications for cultural production and political institutions. Co-sponsored by the Writers' Institute and the Ph.D. Program in Comparative Literature.

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:51:50 -0700
<![CDATA[The Photographic Universe | Photography and Political Agency? with Victoria Hattam and Hito Steyerl]]>

The Photographic Universe II brings together a range of leading practitioners, scientists, theoreticians, historians, and philosophers to consider and reflect on current discussions in photography at a pivotal moment in its history. The unique format of the conference will consist of one-on-one conversations between two individuals from disparate professional and research backgrounds. The conference will conclude with a roundtable focusing on photographic education. Learn more |

Victoria Hattam (born 1954) is an Australian-born American political scientist, noted for her research on American political economy and political development, and on the role of class, race and ethnicity in American politics. Hattam recived her PhD in political science at MIT in 1987. Her doctoral dissertation on "Unions and Politics: The Courts and American Labor, 1806-1896″ was awarded the E.E. Schattschneider prize by the American Political Science Association in 1989 for the best dissertation on American government and politics. Hattam's revised dissertation was published as her first book, Labor Visions and State Power (1993) and examines why labor has played a more limited role in national politics in the United States than in other advanced industrial societies. Hattam taught at Yale University from 1987 to 1993, and was a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation from 1997 to 1999 and a member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton for 2000-2001. She joined the political science faculty at The New School in New York in 1993 and is presently a professor and chair of the department. Hattam is president of the Politics and History Section of APSA for 2006--2007 and is a member of the editorial board of the journals International Labor and Working-Class Historyand Studies in American Political Development.

Hito Steyerl has produced a variety of work as a filmmaker and author in the field of essayist documentary video. Her principal topics of interest are media and the global circulation of images. In 2004 she participated in Manifesta 5, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art. She also participated in documenta 12, Kassel 2007, Shanghai biennial 2008, and Gwangju and Taipeh biennials 2010 and was the subject of numerous solo exhibitions [1] throughout Europe. In addition, Steyerl holds a PhD in Philosophy, is a professor for media art at the University of Arts Berlin and has taught film and theory at (amongst other institutions) Goldsmiths College and Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies.

Study Photography at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City. The New School is a university in New York City offering superb training in the art of the image with access to state of the art studios, lectures from visiting professionals, and interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange. |

Hosted by the School of Art, Media and Technology. Learn more |

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 04:19:21 -0800