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May 2012

The Nonhuman Turn

May 3, 2012 - May 5, 2012
Curtin 175, 3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Conference website This conference takes up the “nonhuman turn” that has been emerging in the arts, humanities, and social sciences over the past few decades. Intensifying in the 21st century, this nonhuman turn can be traced to a variety of…

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May 2013

The Dark Side of the Digital

May 2, 2013 - Jun 4, 2013
Curtin 175, 3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Conference Website At least since the 1980s, the digital has been the occasion for enthusiastic, often utopian, dreams. In almost every area of human and nonhuman endeavor—finance, consumer culture, technoscience, education, medicine, communication, or the arts—digital technologies have been heralded…

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April 2014

Anthropocene Feminism

Apr 10, 2014 - Apr 12, 2014
Curtin 175, 3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Coined by Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen at the inception of the 21st century, the concept of the Anthropocene postulates a new geological epoch defined by overwhelming human influence upon the earth beginning with the Industrial Revolution in the…

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April 2015

After Extinction

Apr 30, 2015 - May 2, 2015
Curtin 175, 3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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What comes after extinction? In ongoing debates about the Anthropocene, the question of extinction is very much present, in relation both to the anthropogenic Sixth Extinction and to the premediated extinction of humans. Our predominant understanding of extinction today relates…

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May 2016

Landbody: Indigeneity’s Radical Commitments

May 5, 2016 - May 7, 2016
Curtin 175, 3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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The C21 conference landbody considers the implications of Native ontologies and epistemologies, emphasizing the animate, living nature of place and the conceptual primacy of connection and locale. Despite colonial incursions, Native communities continue tribal lifeways, constructing and reconstructing systems of…

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