Inhuman ScreenS ACADEMIC CONFERENCE

RETURNING FRIDAY 24TH OF SEPTEMBER 2021

This year marks the fourth annual inhuman screens conference. As people spend more and more time in front of screens amid COVID, never has there been a more important time to analyse our relationships to, and dependence on the screen. From bingeing programs to online forums, the screen presents us with core challenges to how we understand ourselves and one another.

What political function does the screen serve? What is its role in art and
education today? What threats and innovations does the screen present us with? This conference explores these fundamental issues, covering;

Digital Addiction and predatory Tech companies
Privacy in the digital age & the need to regulate tech giants
Gender norms and troubles, online and offline
Contemporary realism in screen culture
The Role of AI in Higher Education
Robotics, AI & the posthuman subject
Cinematic, Televisual and Digital Aesthetics

Our keynotes in alphabetical order include:


Adam Geczy: artist and writer who teaches at the University of Sydney. His artworks have been shown across Australia, Asia and Europe and is held in numerous major collections. Having published some 20 books, his most recent title (with Vicki Karaminas) is Gaga Aesthetics: Art, Fashion and the Up-Ending of Tradition, a study of popular culture usingAdorno’s theories of aesthetics. He is founding editor of the journals The Journal of Asia- Pacific Pop Culture, and ab-Original (both Penn State University Press).


Lizzie O’Shea: founder and chair of the Digital Rights Watch, is a lawyer and writer. Digital Rights Watch advocates for human rights online.  In 2019, she was named a Human Rights Hero by Access Now. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Guardian, and Sydney Morning Herald. Her book,  Future Histories (Verso, 2019), (shortlisted for the Premier’s Literary Award) looks at radical social movements and theorists from history and applies them to debates about digital technology today.

Nina Power: cultural critic, social theorist, philosopher and translator. She was a senior lecturer in philosophy at Roehampton University and the author of One-Dimensional Woman. [1]  She served as both editor and translator (with Alberto Toscano) of Alain Badiou's On Beckett. She is the author of One-Dimensional Woman and her forthcoming book, What Do Men Want: Masculinity and Its Discontents is published by Penguin. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian and The Spectator among others.

We also have great panellists: filmmaker Abigail Child, Professor Katina Michael of the Arizona State University, artist John Tonkin, Associate Professor Bruce Isaacs from the University of Sydney, and Dr Gregory Ferris, from UTS.

All this and more, in 2021’s Inhuman Screens on September 10.  Tickets $12, available here;

If you would like to get in touch with the organiser, Dr Aleksandr Wansbrough, please email him HERE a.ajpopularculture@gmail.com
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