Hampshire College 2015-2016 Five College Digital Humanities Speaker Series Presents
Dr. micha cárdenas
Speculative Computing and World-Making
December 4th // 2:30 pm

The spread of immersive digital environments might have made the virtual more "real," but at the same time, increased surveillance and endless analytics have optimized our world as computation. The 2015 – 2016 Five College Digital Humanities Speaker Series features scholars and artists whose work investigates the constantly shifting boundaries between physical and virtual space, and how such shifts impact how we engage our social, political, and bodily networks: how our worlds are made, and how we can make them differently.

Referring to the hyper-speculation of images, information, and space, documentary filmmaker and author Harun Farocki once declared that "reality would have to begin," A year after his death, we ask, "Has reality begun? Or has it become something else?".

Dr. cárdenas's talk is the third in this year's lecture series.

Dr. micha cárdenas is an Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington at Bothell. Dr. cárdenas is an artist/theorist who creates and studies trans of color movement in digital media, where movement includes migration, performance and mobility. cárdenas completed her Ph.D. in Media Arts + Practice in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. She is a member of the artist collective Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0. Her solo and collaborative work has been seen in museums, galleries, biennials, keynotes, community and public spaces around the world.

Hampshire College, ASH Auditorium / Adele Simmons Hall, 97 Spring Street, Amherst, Massachussetts 01002
humans [at] 5colldh [dot] org

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Dr. micha cárdenas is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit:
http://michacardenas.org / @michacardenas

Photo of micha cárdenas is courtesy of the Artist and Hampshire College.

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