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Thursday 03/05 7PM

Liquid Poetry with Brian Droitcour

Brian Droitcour, editor of The Animated Reader, a poetry collection published as part of the Triennial, will discuss those ideas about digital media, identity, and translation in contemporary poetry that form the basis of the book. His talk… Read more

Saturday 03/07 12PM

Symposium: VISIBLE/INVISIBLE

This daylong symposium questions how the legacy of identity politics might be reconsidered in light of our present culture, where making oneself visible is de rigueur and yet can also carry threatening connotations: being captured, tracked, or dangerously… Read more

Saturday 03/28 4PM

DIS Whet Talks: Sara Watson on Data is the new ____

As part of a series of talks and performances that will take place at The Island (Ken)—an installation by artist-collective DIS—Sara Watson will present a talk titled “Data is the new____” that continues her research into alternative… Read more

Saturday 04/11 4PM

DIS Whet Talks with Robot Bina48 and Bruce Duncan on Mindfiles, MindClones, and Bina48 (android)

Ever find yourself wondering what a MindClone is or who Bina48 is? If yes, The Island (Ken) (2015) by DIS has the answers. At this talk, part of a larger series organized by DIS, Bruce Duncan,… Read more

Saturday 04/25 4PM

DIS Whet Talks: Rob Horning on the Acquisitive Gaze

Social shopping sites like Pinterest promise users consumerism without consumption, transferring the utility of goods to the mood that their images evoke. In this talk—part of a series of talks and performances that will take place at The Island… Read more

Friday 05/01 7PM

Alexander Provan presents Reality Formatting

At this performance, writer Alexander Provan will tell of a typical “expert listener” undergoing a test meant to refine the compression algorithms that underlie all digital media. He will place the audience within the sensorium of a middle-aged,… Read more

Saturday 05/09 4PM

DIS Whet Talks: McKenzie Wark on “Renotopia”

In this talk, writer McKenzie Wark will explore “how a new kitchen or bathroom became the outer limits of imagining the good life.” He observes: “Once upon a time, people aspired to build, if not brave new worlds, then at least pretty cock-sure… Read more

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