War, Security, and Digital Media Symposium

Saturday - Sunday
14 Oct - 15 Oct 2017

Event Type
Non-CSTMS Event

The first meeting of the UCHRI Working Group on “War, Security, and Digital Media” will take place on the weekend of October 14-15 to be held in the Hart Hall Conference Room 3201 on Saturday the 14th and in ModLab in Cruess Hall UC Davis on Sunday the 15th at UC Davis.

This two-day symposium, co-sponsored by the UC Humanities Research Institute, the UC Davis Science and Technology Studies program, ModLab, and the Mellon Initiative in Digital Cultures, will bring together graduate students and faculty from across the UC system to critically investigate the interrelations of war, security, and digital technologies. Across these forms of knowledge production and circulation, we hope this symposium will begin to analyze how contemporary instantiations of violence and targeting are manifesting domestically and globally. Our approach will broadly conceptualize the mediations of warfare and security as dynamic, contingent processes that occur between vectors such as institutions, topographies, architectures, and bodies. Consequently, our multifaceted approach and array of community and campus engagements will strive to address the corporeal, affective, political, and spatial ramifications of these unfolding enactments. We will also think about digital technologies that are simultaneously deployed as weapons of militarization and surveillance, and as instruments of tactical resistance and social critique. See more here.

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