Control Societies Speaker Series: Alexander Galloway

The Golden Age of Analog (It's Now)
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02 Oct 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Annenberg School, 3620 Walnut Street, Room 500

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About Alexander Galloway

Alexander R. Galloway is a writer and computer programmer working on issues in philosophy, technology, and theories of mediation. Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, he is author of several books on digital media and critical theory, including The Interface Effect (Polity 2012) and most recently a monograph on the work of François Laruelle titled Laruelle: Against the Digital (Minnesota 2014). Galloway was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Spring 2012.

About Control Societies Speaker Series

Control Societies was started as part of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s initiative on Culture, Society, and Critical Policy Studies in order to feature and engage cutting edge scholarship on the enumerating acts of governmentality in computational culture and the incalculable possibilities of justice. For the 2017/2018 academic year, the School of Social Policy & Practice will continue its speaker series in partnership with the Annenberg School for Communication, which produces scholarship on the social, cultural, economic, and political implications of digital information and communication technologies, networks, and systems. Through the speaker series, the organizers aim to explore the philosophical foundations of algorithms, data, and their intersections with governmentality, surveillance, social policy, and the reconfiguring of power relations.

Future lectures include:

  • October 23: Shannon Mattern, The New School
  • November 6: Finn Brunton, New York University
  • January 29: Ingrid Barrington, Data & Society
  • February 12: Sarah Sharma, University of Toronto
  • February 26: Andre Brock, University of Michigan
  • March 12: Liz de Freitas, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • March 26: Bernard Harcourt, Columbia University
  • April 9: Elvin Wyly, University of British Columbia

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Additional funding is provided by the Provost Excellence Through Diversity Fund and Price Digital Humanities Lab.

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