On Digital Colonialism and Monstrosity

Apr 06, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Morehshin Allahyari, artist

Born and raised in Iran, Morehshin Allahyari is a new-media artist and activist who has lived in the United States since 2007. In this lecture, she will reflect on the relationship between the use of digital technologies and activism, digital colonialism, and monstrosity and refiguring as it relates to her 2015 project Material Speculation: ISIS and its aftermath, as well as to a new in-progress project called She Who Sees the Unknown. She will also posit and contextualize “a position outside” that asks difficult questions and suggests alternative methods.

Co-sponsored by the Palmer Museum of Art, University Libraries, CIMP-3D, Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory, Center for Global Studies, School of International Affairs, Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Central Pennsylvania Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, Rock Ethics Institute, and the Arts and Design Research Incubator (ADRI).

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