The First Annual Post-Human Network Graduate Student Conference:
Experiencing the Post-Human
March 24th & 25th, 2017
Arizona State University
Please find below the final conference program.
Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided to participants free of charge. We ask that participants and all other guests pay for themselves at our Friday evening dinner.
Unless indicated otherwise, all events will take place in:
Stauffer Hall B111
950 S. Forest Mall
Tempe, AZ 85281
Friday, March 24
8:45: Coffee and Pastries
9:30: Dr. Marcel O'Gorman; University of Waterloo; "Digital Rituals for the End of the World"
Session: Society and Technology
Chair: Garrett Johnson
11:00: Rachel Watson; University of Colorado-Boulder; "Singularity: When Humans Enter the Cloud"
11:20: Walter Merryman; University of California-Riverside; "Divided Communities: Media and Agency at the End of a Shared Reality"
11:40: Robert Poe; Arizona State University; "Disciplinary Machines and a Monster Named Technology"
Session: Consciousness and Knowledge
Chair: Celina Osuna
1:30: Sascha Pohflepp; University of California-San Diego; "Pattern Agnosia and the Image not Made by Human Hand"
1:50: Samuel Stoeltje; Rice University; "Riddles of Consciousness in Deep Time"
2:10: Jonathan Paden; University of California-San Diego; "World Taming Futures: Post Objectivism Opulence Rhetoric in Academia through InfoMassion"
3:00: Coffee and Snacks
3:40: Meet at Stauffer Hall B111 to walk over to Matthews Center.
Workshop (@Matthews Center 224)
3:45: Garrett Johnson, Arizona State University; Britta Peterson, American University; "Sentient, Lanterns: Coordination, Collisions, and Contusions"
Session: Space and Sensuality
Chair: Angela Sakrison
5:00: Yuchen Zhao; Duke University; "The Five Senses in Religious Ritual and its Significance to Modern and New Media Art"
5:20: Jonathan Bratt; Arizona State University; "The Invisible and the Infravisible"
5:40: Meet at Stauffer Hall B111 to walk over to Skyspace.
6:00: Celina Osuna; Arizona State University; "Thinking with and through the Desert with James Turrell" (@Skyspace)
7:00: Dinner and Drinks (@Cornish Pasty) (Pay your own way)
Saturday, March 25
8:45: Coffee and Pastries
Session: Sociality and Embodiment
Chair: Jonathan Bratt
9:30: Stephanie Sherman; University of California-San Diego; "The Fordian Slip: From Plant to Plantation"
9:50: Fly Steffens; University of Arizona; "A New Cyberqueer Theatre"
10:10: Janelle Pulczinski; University of Wisconsin-Madison; "Reading Circles as Alternative Spaces for Social Learning and Civic Engagement"
10:30: Brenda McCaffrey; Arizona State University; "Dancing with Dynamical Systems"
Session: Life and Ecology I
Chair: Zachary Thomas
11:00: Alyssa Adams; Arizona State University; "Understanding Real-World Open-Ended Systems: A League of Legends Adventure"
11:20: Alice Gibson; Kingston University; "Giacomo Leopardi’s Non-Human Characters’ Experience within a Post-Human Landscape"
11:40: Josh Grant-Young; University of Guelph; "Formulating A ‘Miyazakian’ Ecology"
Session: Life and Ecology II
Chair: Charis Elliot
1:30: Angela Sakrison; Arizona State University; "Nonhuman Memory: Encountering Matter in Process"
1:50: Chris Hall; University of Kansas; "Becoming-Animal: A Thought Experiment in Yes-Saying"
2:10: Hue Woodson; University of Texas-Arlington; "Deontologizing Animality’s Ethical Standing: Using Heidegger’s Enframing to Think the Posthumanist Thought of Cary Wolfe’s Biopolitical Frame"
2:30: Zachary Thomas; Arizona State University; "Anthropocentric Control and the Immanent Beauty of Difference in Jonas Alexander Arnby's When Animals Dream"