The First Annual Post-Human Network Graduate Student Conference:
Experiencing the Post-Human
March 24th & 25th, 2017
Arizona State University
Dr. Marcel O’Gorman
University of Waterloo, Department of English Language and Literature "Digital Rituals for the End of the World" March 24th, 9:30am, Stauffer Hall B111
Marcel’s hometown is Windsor, Ontario, which sprawls out in the shadows of the Detroit skyline. This might explain his obsession with border culture and interdisciplinary work. Marcel did his doctorate at the University of Florida, where he worked with the inventive and controversial Derridean scholar Gregory Ulmer. Since 2006 he has been working at the University of Waterloo with the hope of breaking new ground in the area of “applied media theory.” As the Director of the Critical Media Lab at uWaterloo, he oversees the creation of digital objects-to-think-with, where digital art practices serve as problem-solving tools for social and philosophical issues. His digital work ends up in art galleries and/or in publications about technoculture. He teaches a wide range of courses that combine critical thinking and hands-on creation, including Introduction to Digital Media Studies, Rhetoric of Digital Design, Memory and Techne, and Digital Abstinence.
Marcel is the author of Necromedia (Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press (Posthumanities Series), 2015) and E-Crit: Digital Media, Critical Theory and the Humanities (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005).