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    • How Did I Get Here?: GPS, Surveillance Culture, and Personal Narrative 

      Pilsch, Andrew (2017-03-02)
      In "How Did I Get Here? GPS, Surveillance Culture, and Personal Narrative," Speaker # analyzes the emerging possibilities for GPS enabled devices to "write" a different kind of personal narrative. While Scot Barnett has ...
    • Lachrymator: Persuasion's Tear Gas 

      Pilsch, Andrew (2017-03-02)
      "*Lachrymator*: Persuasion's Tear Gas," experiments with the role of democracy in the rhetoric of objects. Where "being moved to tears" is often associated with experiences of *pathos*, recent brutal police responses in ...
    • The Rhetorical Future of the Soul at Work 

      Pilsch, Andrew (2017-03-03)
      In *After the Future*, Franco “Bifo” Berardi documents the failure of the anti-globalization movement to attain lasting political change, despite huge global visibility following the Battle in Seattle and the 2003 protest ...
    • Sex and the Singularity: On The Reproduction of Software Objects 

      Pilsch, Andrew (2017-03-02)
      This paper considers the intersection of sexuality and Vernor Vinge's theory of the Singularity, as articulated in _Her_. I argue that, while the film's ending constitutes an "intelligence explosion" in Vinge's vocabulary, ...
    • "The sharpest part of my skeleton": Digital Surrealism, Weird Posthumanism, and Performing Theory. 

      Pilsch, Andrew (2017-03-03)
      This talk identifies a body of WT accounts that he labels "digital surrealism": projections of a dark free flow of the Freudian id from such accounts as Post-Culture Review, Village Fetish, and Ketamine Stalin. Within this ...
    • Worlds Without Us: The Horror of Indifference in The Southern Reach Trilogy 

      Pilsch, Andrew (2017-03-02)
      In Jeff VanderMeer's _Southern Reach Trilogy_ (_Annihilation_, _Authority_, _Acceptance_, all 2014), the style and language of H.P. Lovecraft's weird horror are updated for an age of ecological collapse and posthuman ...