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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 — 4:00 PM EST

Students from the "Digital Abstinence" grad course will present projects about the art, philosophy and politics of unplugging. Professor Ron Broglio from Arizona State University will act as a respondent. 

Introductory remarks by Stephen Trothen and Professor Marcel O'Gorman.

15 two-minute presentations from:

Lucy Barnett: “Ping/a Lonesome Heart

Shawn Dorey: ”Traversing the Divide: Intentional Digital Abstinence as a Form of Empathy”

Julie Funk: “Pace-Taker: Getting to the Heart of our Digital Anxieties”

Miraya Groot: “Entrepreneurship and Technique: A Conversation with the Conservative Mennonite Managers of the Wallenstein General Store”

Omar Gutierrez: If (human)

= {survive}

else if (robot)

= {we are doomed}

Stephanie Honour: “Ditching Devices: Re-enchanting the Self while Disenfranchising Others”

Megan Honsberger: “Unwearable Tech: From User to Non-User””

Farzaneh Irani: “Digital Purity: Discovering and Coping with the Anxieties and Social Oppressions of Digital Abstinence”

Zahra Jafari: “Rhetorics of Invasion: A Narrative”

Salman Jivani: “The Sands of Digital Time: An Experiment in the Art of Waiting”

Hari Jnawali: “Reflections on Digital Fasting: Exploring the Paradox of Agency and Changed Social Perception”

Randy Lawrence: “The Camera Obscurascope”

Marcel O’Gorman: “Treachery: Digital Ritual for the End of the World.”

Onie Tam: “Shush, you’re safe in my hands now”

Caitlin Woodcock: “Basket Case”

Location 
Critical Media Lab

44 Gaukel Street

Kitchener, ON
Canada

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