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“Ware” and Tear, Centre for Culture and Technology

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Our Second Foundation working group presents “Ware” and Tear: Extensions/Extractions of The Mediated Self

Ganaele Langlois (York University) and Isabel Pedersen (Ontario Tech University) join the Second Foundation working group at the Centre for Culture and Technology to consider and critique the role of media in regimes of extraction and affect in our daily lives. Media are deeply entwined with concepts of embodiment, interaction, and de/materialization.

Whether it is informative or interactive, media have been called upon to enhance and extend various conceptions of the self and the human. Langlois considers the role of affect in mis/disinformation, and the potential of new media interfaces for enabling new affective modulations, while Pedersen probes the socio-ethical harms overlooked in the rush to enhance and connect the human body to platforms and data infrastructures.

At The Centre for Culture and Technology – University of Toronto 39A Queen’s Park Crescent East Toronto, ON M5S 2C3



April 03, 2023
18:00 - 20:00 EDT
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