Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK
Department of Visual Cultures Spring 2017 Public Programme
organized by Zach Blas
In 1985, feminist scholar Donna Haraway reconceptualized white capitalist patriarchy as the informatics of domination. Addressing the global impact of science and technology at the close of the 20th century, Haraway argued that power and oppression were now “a polymorphous, information system…scary new networks…constructed by a common move—the translation of the world into a problem of coding.” In 2016, worldwide surveillance, securitization, the militarization of policing, biometric governance, and drone warfare all highlight the persistence and intensification of the informatics of domination. In this programme, we will broadly consider the politics of computational surveillance and digital control, giving particular attention to how artists, academics, and curators are grappling with these challenges today.
12 January Shu Lea Cheang with Nina Wakeford
19 January Metahaven with Susan Schuppli
26 January Mohammad Salemy with Stefan Nowotny
2 February Heather Dewey-Hagborg with Joanna Zylinska
9 February Seb Franklin with Luciana Parisi
2 March Erika Balsom with Nadja Millner-Larsen
9 March Rizvana Bradley with Irit Rogoff & Kodwo Eschun
16 March Ricardo Dominguez with Matthew Fuller
23 March Simone Browne with Ramon Amaro
All talks will take place in the Richard Hoggart Building, room 342, from 5pm – 7pm.