A Ruthless Criticism of All That Exists: A Hacker Manifesto 10 Years On
Weekly Event - Every Friday: 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
2014 is the tenth anniversary of the publication of McKenzie Wark's A Hacker Manifesto. In the intervening time it has been translated into nine languages, not to mention being pirated all over the world. While its theses might have had some modest critical purchase on the state of affairs at the turn of the century, perhaps it is time to take a more critical look at it core propositions, in order to revise, refute or reformulate them for the time ahead.
In this two day workshop (Friday, April 4th and Friday, April 11th), writers and scholars from a range of fields will be reconsider one section each of the book, subject it to ruthless criticism, and offer exploratory pointers toward new theses that have more bite on the times. The following presenters will discuss the topics of Abstraction, Class, Education, Hacking, History, Infomration, Nature, Production, Property, Representation, Revolt, State, Subject, Surplus, Vector, World:
McKenzie Wark, Professor, Culture and Media and Professor, Liberal Studies, The New School for Social Research, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Emily Apter, Professor of French, Comparative Literature, New York University
Chiara Bottici, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, The New School for Social Research
Trebor Scholz, Associate Professor of Culture and Media, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Lydia Liu, Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; Director of Graduate Studies in the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
Alex Galloway, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
Melissa Gregg, Professor of Social Computing, University of California Irvine
This event is sponsored by the Culture & Media Studies Department at Eugene Lang College.
Artwork by Jess Mason.
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