Organised by Andrea Nunez Casal and Elinor Carmi.
This event attempts to open up new pathways of critical engagement at the intersections of sciences, technology and humanities by taking the immune system as the bridging entity, concept, and tool.
Our aim is to create a transitory platform, in the form of a panel of discussions, in which the biological body, with its associated discourses and practices of immunity, can coalesce with the digital, artistic, and industrial bodies in order to enable a mediated insight of ‘bodies-words-worlds’ within the topic of the immune system.
The overarching question we will ask is how the immune system is currently done and thought by different set of knowledge and practices, and how we can go further with its present configuration(s). Thus, trying to challenge established discourses, we will particularly focus on issues such as the immunity of humans and non-humans, biological and digital contagion, the limits of self/other dichotomy in the phenomenology of organ transplantation, biopolitical strategies using key words such as security/safety/healthy, hygienic practices, the materiality and immateriality of embodiment, and current immunological research on host-microbes interactions.
In a move towards the dissolution of disciplinary boundaries, we will bring together representatives from various fields: digital media, STS, gender, sociology, biology, philosophy, and antivirus specialist.
The timetable for the event is:
17:00-17:30 – Introduction by Andrea Nunez Casal and Elinor Carmi.
17:30-18:00 – Professor Lucy Suchman (Lancaster University, UK), will give a talk on "Figuring the Other within the Military-Entertainment System".
18:00-18:30 – Professor Margrit Shildrick (Linkoping University, Sweden), will give a talk on "Chimerism and the immune system: demythologising self/other distinctions".
18:30-19:00 – Dr. Alex Mclean (Leeds University, UK), will give a talk on "Live coding: stepping into software".
19:00-19:30 – Mr. Amir Carmi (Comsecure LTD, Israel), will give a talk on "Malware - Accelerated Evolution".
19:30-20:00 – Q&A.
20:00-21:00 – Wine reception.
Re-Configuring the Immune System is funded by the Graduate School, Goldsmiths and is supported by the Media and Communications Department, Goldsmiths.
Dates & times
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|14 Nov 2013||5:00pm - 9:00pm|
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