Fall 2022 Events in Review

22 Dec, 2022

Fall 2022 Events in Review

Thank you so much for joining us for another semester of BCNM events! We've collected our event transcripts and videos so you can tune in to amazing lectures from Pua Case, BCNM alumni Ra Malika Imhotep and Caleb Luna, Visiting Scholar Gillian Rose, and more!

Image: Gillian Rose

Fall 2022

8.27.22 / Indigenous Technologies + History and Theory of New Media

Pua Case on Mauna Kea

Lecture by Pua Case

Pua Case and her family, the Flores-Case ʻOhana are Native Hawaiian activists and caretakers who are an integral part of the Mauna Kea Movement. Through her organization, Mauna Kea Education and Awareness, she and her daughters, Hāwane Rios and Kapulei Flores are committed to ensuring that Mauna Kea is a “presence” on a local and world wide scale and to do their part to protect the mountain from further desecration and destruction.

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9.12.22 / Commons Conversation

Body Language: Sick and Disabled Crazy Femmes in Conversation

Ra Malika Imhotep & Caleb Luna

Poets and BCNM alumni Ra Malika Imhotep, Ph.D. and Caleb Luna, Ph.D. discussed their new poetry books gossypiin and REVENGE BODY, respectively. The two books explore themes of (intergenerational) trauma, disability, the body, storytelling, and survivorship.

Recording forthcoming

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9.29.22 / Arts + Design Thursday Lecture Series

Person Specificity and Physiovalence: Performance Practice Toward Decolonizing Classical Music

Lecture by Ken Ueno

Noting how Western European classical music values are entrenched exnominatively in music pedagogy in the United States, composer, vocalist, and artist Ken Ueno moves toward creating a personal practice that seeks to “uncorset” musical practice and, by extension, claim artistic agency for those who do not belong to the dominant culture.

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10.14.22 / Author Meets Critics

Keeping it Unreal: Comics and Black Queer Fantasy

Lecture by Darieck Scott

Keeping It Unreal: Comics and Black Queer Fantasy is an exploration of how fantasies of Black power and triumph fashion theoretical, political, and aesthetic challenges to—and respite from—white supremacy and anti-Blackness. It examines representations of Blackness in fantasy-infused genres: superhero comic books, erotic comics, fantasy and science-fiction genre literature, as well as contemporary literary “realist” fiction centering fantastic conceits.

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10.17.22 / History and Theory of New Media

A Minor Cybernetic Hypothesis

Lecture by Kelli Moore

A “silent witness” is a fungible evidentiary figure or object that observes but offers no comment in an action; it may nevertheless provide an evidentiary trace of said action. This talk centers an intersectional account of the techno-cultural mediation of struggles for justice in contemporary gender violence crimes.

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10.31.22 / Indigenous Technologies + History and Theory of New Media

Digital Platforms and Ancient African Knowledge Systems: Triumphs and Vulnerabilities

Lecture by Gloria Emeagwali

Gloria Emeagwali's Indigenous Tech lecture explores media sharing, knowledge, search and service platforms, and their intersections with ancient African Knowledges.

Recording forthcoming

Transcript forthcoming

11.07.22 / History and Theory of New Media

Animating Cities Digitally: Processing Urban Space and Time

Lecture by Gillian Rose

Visiting Scholar of Geography Gillian Rose offers a framework for theorising how that picturing is changing in an era of digital visual culture. Analogue visual technologies like film cameras were understood as creating some sort of a trace of the real city. Digital visual technologies, in contrast, harvest and process digital data to create images that are constantly refreshed, modified and circulated. Rose proposes that this means that digital images of cities are best understood as a form of animation, and explores some of the consequences for seeing the (post)human inhabitants of urban spaces in particular.

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For more on our lecture series:

Spring 2023 BCNM Events
2022-2023 History and Theory of New Media Series
2022-2023 Arts, Technology, and Culture Colloquium
BCNM's Indigenous Technologies Initiative