Looking for panel participants and moderators for this symposium taking place on April 13, 2019 112 S Michigan MacLean Ballroom.
Panelists will be asked to give a 10-15 minute presentation before a moderated discussion and Q&A.
Panels and topics encompassed are (but not limited to):
1. Nationalism and the Control Society - Topics could include but are not limited to: social media surveillance, social credit systems and biometrics databases, ‘troll armies’ around elections, smart cities, the folding of bank/credit functions into social media, and how this conditions art in these places.
2. Culture/Technology/Labour - Topics could include but are not limited to: worker movements and automation in technology industries, the integration of artisan communities into special economic zones, the cultural effects of increased internet infrastructure, ‘art factories’, making/faking as it relates to contemporary notions of intellectual property and authenticity.
3. Asian Futurity - representing the future as technological. Topics could include but are not limited to: cultural studies-style interrogation of ‘future’ in Asian popular media (past and present), discourse analysis, the speculative mode in art-making, the future as a site of othering through neo-orientalism and nationalism.
A 300-word abstract or summary of your presentation (including which panel, if applicable)
A 100-word brief bio
Moderators, please submit a 100-word brief bio and which panel you’d be interested in moderating to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 10, 2019