Projected Tripping: Real Bodies vs. Data Bodies

Tonight, the 8th of June, in Wireframe, come join us for a collaborative art event exploring the overwhelming anxieties toward the future, or future tripping, experienced by students in the moment of moving into the work world. The event, held from 5pm to 7pm in Wireframe, located at the back of the old music library … More Projected Tripping: Real Bodies vs. Data Bodies

Subculture and Personal and Cultural History

Valuable as its examinations are, Dick Hebdige’s “Subculture: The Meaning of Style” is a book that must qualify its points somewhat. As Hebdige concludes, “we, the sociologists and interested straights, threaten to kill with kindness the forms which we seek to elucidate,” and that many of the members of the subcultures explored within the book … More Subculture and Personal and Cultural History

FemTech and Local Collaborative Outreach

FemTechNet is a loosely organized network of scholars and activists engaging in feminism, technology, and cyberfeminism. Their activities take a number of forms. Among the most prominent is the Distributed Open Online Course, a more collaborative approach to the traditional Massive Open Online Course model prizing respect for diveresity and difference and embracing variety in … More FemTech and Local Collaborative Outreach

A Lineage of Cyborg Discourse

Donna J Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto, Jasbir Puar’s I Would rather be a Cyborg than a Goddess, and Joshua Scannell’s Both a Cyborg and a Goddess collectively form a trilogy of works expanding on critical theory in new directions, complicating each other and expanding on ideological suggestions to navigate flawed ways of thinking imposed by societal ideology. Complications … More A Lineage of Cyborg Discourse

Exploring the Flow of Data Bodies

VJ Um Amal is, of course, no stranger to anybody on this site. However, her work is nonetheless full of interesting new directions. Her exploration of social media data and artistic representation thereof taps fascinatingly into the current cultural flow, exploring flows of digital information and utilizing such platforms to reasses and reconstruct meaning detached … More Exploring the Flow of Data Bodies

Guerilla Poets and the Power of Presentation

The Guerilla Poets provide a valuable example of how art, particularly political art, can be presented in memorable and relevant ways, demanding attention and making its message heard. The act of searching for performances by this group reveals such undertakings as this page, ticket sales for a #AGRICULTURED event, proceeds going to supporting a “Sustainable Housing … More Guerilla Poets and the Power of Presentation

Harrassmap: Truth, Justice, and Standing Up Against Sexism

Harrassmap’s merging of collective and electronic technologies with a pursuit of understanding and combatting a serious social issue makes for a potent force. As stated on its website, it aims to “use the online reporting and mapping technology to support an offline community mobilization effort to break stereotypes, stop making excuses for perpetrators, and to … More Harrassmap: Truth, Justice, and Standing Up Against Sexism

Christina McPhee and the Political Abstract

Articles referenced: Robert Summers gallery coverage, Melissa Potter interview, and Pamela Z Berkeley performance Christina McPhee’s work is particularly interesting to me in how it blends theory with relevant pressing topics to create a sort of abstract synthesis of information represented through art. This manifests in a number of different forms and mediums, with more … More Christina McPhee and the Political Abstract