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I Would Rather Be An Android Goddess - Research Colloquium
WhenTuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

No RSVP required. Free and open to the public.
I Would Rather Be An Android Goddess
micha cárdenas

Algorithms define possibilities of life and death in the contemporary world. The coded logics controlling drones, social media, and government identity databases shape the ontologies of race, gender, sexuality, nationality, ability and other social categories. Science fiction media, including streaming digital television, movies, comics and books, offer ways to conceptualize the ways technologies shape our life chances, and also ways of resisting. Female androids in science fiction are a powerful image that often bring together questions of the human, racial and gender passing, reproductive futures and struggles for survival. Through popular media examples, as well as examples from her own practice-based research, Professor micha cárdenas will offer examples of algorithms as analytic and practical tools for art and activism as interdisciplinary scholarship. Building on materialist feminism, trans of color poetics and queer of color critique, cárdenas suggests new operations for thought and action made available by digital media.

Professor cárdenas will be joined by guest discussant Dr. Lauren Berliner from the University of Washington Bothell.

This presentation is part of  IAS' 3 talk series Research Colloqium. For more information please click HERE>>

Campus locationUW Bothell UW1
Campus roomUW1-280 (Rose Room)
UW Bothell Event typesAcademics
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