Utopian Bodies and Media

Marriot Delta Hotel, Montreal, Canada, 21-22nd October 2014

Starting from the premise that the human body (however genetically enhanced or cybernetically augmented) will remain the focus of future imaginaries, this symposium sought to interrogate the shortcomings of present proposals for future subjectivities and societies, whether scholarly, artistic or technological; and to open up possibilities for inventing new ones. Topics of discussion included the dystopian dimensions of new media and technologies; as well as their liberatory potential to educate our desire for progress, slow the intensification of unchecked growth, and position subjects as citizens rather than consumers.

The programme can be found here [.pdf].