About the Talk
Cherian George shares early-stage research from his current book project on cartoon censorship. Based on case studies from around the world, the book aims to enrich the concept of censorship by explicating its various forms, ranging from censorship by the state to self-censorship, as well as attacks triggered by the appropriation of cartoons for symbolic purposes never intended by the artist.
About the Talk
In this artist talk, Zach Blas will discuss recent artwork and writing on airport security, biometrics, desire, and exposure.
About Patricia Clough
This talk draws from Chun's current book project, Discriminating Data: Neighborhoods, Individuals, Proxies, which investigates the centrality of race, gender, class and sexuality to machine learning and network analytics. Unpacking key technical concepts—from correlation to proxies, factor analysis to deep learning—it reveals how these principles can foster acrimony and segregation and, through their default assumptions and conditions, amplify the societal and “human” prejudices that they were developed to negate.
Join the Media Activism Research Collective (MARC) for the last meeting of the semester and special speaker event with Dr. Efrat Daskal on December 6th from 12-1PM in ASC room 224.
Dr. Daskal (Northwestern) will discuss the results of her study about digital rights activism which was funded by the Annenberg Internet Policy Observatory.
Cartoons are among the most basic forms of political commentary, but their simplicity also renders them vulnerable to attack. Today’s threats range from direct attacks by governments to self-censorship by publishers and the crossfire of the culture wars. This symposium brings together leading artists and experts to discuss the power and precarity of cartoons in America and around the world.
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About the talk