Spring 2021: BCNM Events in Review

22 Jun, 2021

Spring 2021: BCNM Events in Review

Thank you so much for joining us for another semester of events, featuring Indigenous Technologies, new media artists and thinkers, and our Fandom + Piracy Virtual Mini-Series! We've collected all our event transcripts and videos so you can tune in.

Image credit: Still from Elizabeth LaPensée's "Thunderbird Strike" (2017)

2.03 / History and Theory of New Media, Indigenous Technologies

Marisa Duarte: Indigenous Cyber-relationality: Discerning the Limits and Potential for Connective Action

Marisa Elena Duarte researches information, knowledge, and technology in the context of Indigeneity. Her 2017 book Network Sovereignty: Building the Internet across Indian Country investigates the relationship between sovereignty and the tribal command of Internet infrastructures. Her most recent work is on Indigenous feminist approaches to social media.

Marisa Duarte in the Indigenous Technologies Syllabus

Event Transcript

2.25 / Fandom + Piracy Virtual Mini-Series

Rebecca Wanzo: Fandom Keynote: "How should we theorize injury in fan studies?"

Rebecca Wanzo explores how injury is just as important as pleasure in our understanding of the role of the popular in our lives, and discusses how competing injuries often structure evaluations of the popular text’s value.

Event Q&A Transcript

03.01 / HTNM, Indigneous Technologies with Berkeley Arts + Design

Margo Robbins and Valentin Lopez: A Conversation on Wildfire Ecologies

A conversation on the spiritual, historical, and ecological dimensions of Indigenous fire ecology practices.

Margo Robbins and Val Lopez in the Indigenous Technologies Syllabus

Event Transcript

3.04 / Fandom + Piracy Virtual Mini-Series

Kavita Philip: Piracy Keynote: “Studies in Unauthorized Reproduction: The Pirate Function and Postcolonialism"

Kavita Philip reads the 21st-century debate over “sharing,” “openness,” and “freedom” in software, music, and film not as an entirely unique and unprecedented moment, but rather, via a genealogical understanding of its legal, cultural, and political-economic conditions of enunciation.

Event Transcript

3.11 / Fandom + Piracy Virtual Mini-Series

Scholars Panel featuring andré carrington, Racquel Gates, Alfred Martin, and Rukmini Pande: Fandom and Race

Scholars of color discuss how fandom is racialized, how race is addressed (and not) in fannish spaces, how and where people of color explore and express their fannish interests, how fans of color are responding to the media industries’ attempts at diversifying casts and narratives, and their visions for the future of fan studies.

Event Transcript

3.18 / Fandom + Piracy Virtual Mini-Series

Scholars Panel featuring Alexander Dent, Keller Easterling, Jennifer Holt, Brewster Kahle, and Elleza Kelley: Piracy + Capitalism

A discussion of the long and troubled history of piracy’s relationship to capitalist frameworks of ownership, authorship, access, infrastructure, sharing, saving, and theft from the perspectives of anthropology, architecture, media industries, archives, and literature.

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4.05 / Arts, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

Lawrence Abu Hamdan: The Sonic Image

Lawrence Abu Hamdan's experiemental lecture-performance presents ways of using sound and sonic imagination as new propositions for producing and reading images. What is politically at stake when an image behaves like a sound?

Event Transcript

Read our recap here.

04.22 / ATC, Indigneous Technologies

Elizabeth LaPensée: Indigenous Games

Game designer, artist, writer, and researcher Elizabeth LaPensée offers insights into the trajectory of Indigenous games, from past to present to future, highlighting work from Turtle Island to Aotearoa.

Event Transcript

Elizabeth LaPensée in the Indigenous Technologies Syllabus

Read our recap here.

Stay tuned! For more on BCNM's programming

BCNM's Indigenous Technologies Initiative

Fandom + Piracy: A Virtual Mini-Series