Slow seminar no. 37

Has science failed? In this slow seminar, we discuss manifestos and practical examples of knowledge-making in and beyond academia, asking ourselves where we went wrong and what is to be done.

2017.09.27 | Mia Korsbæk

Date Mon 23 Oct
Time 15:00 17:00
Location Jens Christian Schous vej 3, 8000 Aarhus C (1451, 515).

Dear Friends of AURA,

 

Our next Slow Seminar will be on 23 October (Monday) from kl. 15.00-17.00 at Jens Christian Schous vej 3, 8000 Aarhus C (1451, 515).

The workshop will be led by Victor Cova, AURA “fellow traveler” and FKK Post.doc at the AU Anthropology Department

 

A conversation:

- "Suspicious Images, Latent Interfacesbetween Benjamin Bratton and Natalie Jeremijenko on designing interfaces between art, science, and politics.​

 

3 Manifestos (very short, only a few pages):

- #Accelerate

- Xenofeminist

- Ecomodernist Manifesto

 

Engaging with manifestos:

Patricia Reed, Seven Prescriptions for Accelerationism

 

Optional:

- #AltWoke (one more manifesto for these times)

 - Hyperstition, a documentary, where a lot of the people who are engaged in projects described in above texts discuss the intersections between fiction, science, politics, time, abstraction. 15 minute excerpt available free; full film for rent online.

 

Here's an introduction:

 

Has science failed? A spat of recent political mishaps point to a bleak future. Climate change deniers are in prominent offices in the US and the UK, racist movements are on the rise and getting increasingly violent, a new economic crash rears its head on the horizon, at a time of unprecedented funding of research across the globe and the highest rate of university educated population in human history. Some see this as a confirmation of their suspicions concerning the hopes of the Enlightenment and of modernism, and advocate retreating away from big technology to simpler ways of life, face-to-face communities, local food production, horizontal decision making, indigenous ways of knowing, and so on. Yet a loose network of thinkers have proposed that the only way forward is through: instead of turning our backs on reason, technology and capitalism, we should strive to steer them towards a post-capitalist future of abundance. In this slow seminar, we discuss manifestos and practical examples of knowledge-making in and beyond academia, asking ourselves where we went wrong and what is to be done. 

 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Would you please e-mail me if you are planning on attending?

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