2015

The 2015 Neil Postman Graduate Conference | New York University

Thursday, March 12, 2015

new feminisms / new materialisms / new media

Keynote: Karen Barad, Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness, University of California at Santa Cruz

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Art: Geographies and Temporalities
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Moderator: Lily Chumley, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

The Matter of Violence: Teresa Margolles at the Scene of the Crime
Ivan Ramos, Performance Studies, University of California-Berkeley

‘Unfolding’ Gurgaon in Jagannath Panda’s Art
Karin Shankar, Performance Studies, University of California-Berkeley

A Curse: The Unseen and its Queer Durations
Aliza Shvarts, Performance Studies, New York University

Faculty Panel
11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Moderator: Aaron Pedinotti, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

#clusterMucks: the Fecundity of Toxicity and Trash (an algoRhythmic Syncope)
Jamie Skye Bianco, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Melanie Kohnen, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Crossed Wires
Nicole Starosielski
and Shane Brennan, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Lunch
12:30 pm

 

Constructing the Body
1:30 – 2:45 pm

Moderator: Laura Forlano, The Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology

Mourning the First Object: Breast Reconstruction, Fetishism, and the Absent Breast
Lana Lin, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Look Pretty, Walk Tall: Limb Loss, Cosmesis and the Prosthetic as Embodied Gendering
Emily Goldsher, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Technologies of Failure, Bodies of Resistance: Diffracting Technoscientific Practices of Materializing Marked Bodies
Josef Barla, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna

Counter-Networked: Avatars, Algorithms, and the Policing of Child Sexual Abuse Images
Mitali Thakor, History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS), MIT

 

Coffee
2:45 – 3:00 pm

 

Archival Interventions
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Moderator TK

Picture-Work: Romana Javitz, Feminized Labor, and the Circulation of Images at the New York Public Library
Diana Kamin, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

“To Access the File, Click Here”: Rethinking the Materiality of the Archive in the Digital Age
Irina Troconis, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, New York University

The Invention of the Transgender Child: The Matter of Sex and the inherited memory of the race
Julian Gil-Peterson, American Studies, Rutgers University

Keynote
4:15 – 5:30 pm

 

Reception to follow

KEYNOTE: Karen Barad is Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Barad’s Ph.D. is in theoretical particle physics and quantum field theory. Barad held a tenured appointment in a physics department before moving into more interdisciplinary spaces. Barad is the author of Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning (Duke University Press, 2007) and numerous articles in the fields of physics, philosophy, science studies, poststructuralist theory, and feminist theory. Barad is the Co-Director of the Science & Justice Graduate Training Program at UCSC.

2015 Organizing Committee:

Tamara Kneese
Hannah Zeavin
Alex Campolo
Dove Pedlosky

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Hosted by the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication of New York University

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