CTheory Live offers two new streamed lectures scheduled for 16 March 2011. Join Barbara Rauch for "Technologies of Conveyance" at 2:00pm (PST) and Ted Hiebert for "Werewolves, Magnetic Fields and Fingerprints of a Technological Imaginary" at 3:00pm (PST). The bracket, entitled "Visions for the Posthuman Future: Art, Technology, and Theory" comprises part of the new research initiative "Digital Inflections" by CTheory focusing on theory and new media.
Rauch, director of the e_Motion Laboratory at OCADU, is a leading researcher exploring the boundaries of natural and digital environments. Her presentation investigates the future of artificial emotions and virtual affect in a posthuman culture increasingly shaped by the power of technology.
The second lecture by Hiebert will expand on Roland Barthes' notion of technology as an extension of theatre in the context of relational art. His perspective breaks with the discourse of authenticity, proposing a way of seeing technology that relates the question of technology to social, ideological and sometimes delirious relationships.