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micha cárdenas gives keynote address at Vision and Technology Symposium in New York

micha delivering the keynote

IAS faculty member micha cárdenas gave the keynote address at a symposium in Queens, New York. Organized in collaboration with Eyebeam and the International Center of Photography Museum, VISION AND TECHNOLOGY: toward a more just future addresses the implications of visuality, representation, and privacy in the age of surveillance and big data. cárdenas' keynote ...

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Yolanda Padilla, micha cárdenas, and Janelle Silva to be recognized at Latinx Faculty Recognition Event

Yolanda Padilla, micha cárdenas, and Janelle Silva

IAS faculty members Yolanda Padilla, micha cárdenas, and Janelle Silva have been selected by the UW Latino Center for Health to be recognized at the Latinx Faculty Recognition Event. The annual event honors the scholarly achievements of Latina and Latino faculty across the tri-campuses of the University of Washington.  Criteria for recognition include ...

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micha cárdenas publishes "Monstrous Children of Pregnant Androids" in GLQ

IAS faculty member micha cárdenas published her new article "Monstrous Children of Pregnant Androids" in a new special issue of Gay and Lesbian Quarterly reflecting on the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Reading stories of androids in popular media alongside the singer Sia's tribute video to the victims of the shooting, cárdenas claims that "in the wake of the Orlando Pulse massacre, the imperative to imagine, and create, trans and queer Latinx futures has increased. New possibilities for humanity ...

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micha cárdenas and Frances Lee exhibit artworks in Basel, Switzerland

IAS faculty member micha cárdenas is in the exhibition "Future Love: Desire and Kinship in Hypernature" at the House of Electronic Culture in Basel Switzerland. The group exhibition, which opened January 18, 2018, examines the impact of new technologies and social media on our affective relationships and sexuality. The curatorial statement from Boris Magrini states, "Never has the future of our emotional, sexual and familial relationships appeared more exciting ...

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micha cárdenas publishes "Dark Shimmers" and exhibits "Becoming Dragon" in Germany

IAS faculty member micha cárdenas has published a chapter in the new book "Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the politics of Visibility" (MIT Press). Part of the "Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture" series, the essays in the book "attest to how trans people are frequently offered 'doors'—entrances to visibility and recognition—that are actually 'traps,' accommodating trans bodies and communities only insofar as they cooperate with dominant norms." Her essay, "Dark Shimmers: The Rhythm of Necropolitical Affect in Digital Media" engages in ...

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