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Trend Forecasting Workshop

18.04.2020

Seminar

Trend Forecasting Workshop

Using The Trend Forecaster’s Handbook (2010) as our guide, Discrit co-founder Chris Fernald takes participants behind the curtain of one of contemporary culture’s most mysterious, misunderstood, and maligned professions: trend forecasting.

Anicka Austin: Archiving the Personal

21.09.2019

Panel

Anicka Austin: Archiving the Personal

Anicka Austin leads Archiving the Personal, a discussion and workshop focused on artists’ use and creation of archival collections.

Meme-Spirited

13.06.2019

Panel

Meme-Spirited

What are the emerging modernisms of meme-craft? And how has the ascendent meme reshaped our larger cultural economy? A cross-section of prominent meme artists working in Atlanta and New York reflect upon their practices and the meme’s role in contemporary culture. Featuring André Brock, Fatima Khan, Cindie Fang, Jensen Leonard, and John Truly.

Natural Selection

07.03.2019

Panel

Natural Selection

Curators Anna Akpele, Sarah Higgins, Erin Jane Nelson, and Iman Person discuss the state of the curatorial gesture in 2019. Panel moderated by Discrit. Discussion to follow.

In Excess: An Examination of Love in Three Acts

08.01.2019

Lecture

In Excess: An Examination of Love in Three Acts

What happens when humans form complex attachments to non-human actors? In Excess: An Examination of Love in Three Acts consists of an interactive presentation by Joey Molina, a talk by Chris Fernald, and a performance by Nathaniel Mondragon, with a Q+A with the artist to follow.

Surfaces of Screening and Projection

01.11.2018

Lecture

Surfaces of Screening and Projection

Joey Molina’s talk both expands and complicates our received notions of “surface,” a rhetorical transformation that Molina contends has the potential to upend institutional hierarchies between artist, gallery, and museum.

Painting in Present Tense

06.07.2018

Lecture

Painting in Present Tense

In his talk, “Painting in Present Tense,” Chris Fernald examines the ways in which contemporary painting reflects our fraught relationship to time.

Techno-Utopias

14.05.2018

Seminar

Techno-Utopias

In this community discussion led by scholar Mariam Assad, we ask, “Where are our promised techno-utopias?”

Xenofeminism

30.04.2018

Seminar

Xenofeminism

The online, open-source text, “Xenofeminism: A Politics for Alienation”, forms the cornerstone of this community discussion.

Cyberfeminism + Technofeminism

02.04.2018

Seminar

Cyberfeminism + Technofeminism

The practical applications of cyberfeminist and technofeminist theories form the twin spines of this community conversation.

Transhumanism, Posthumanism, and the Haunting of Machines

05.03.2018

Seminar

Transhumanism, Posthumanism, and the Haunting of Machines

In Transhumanism, Posthumanism, and the Haunting of Machines, we form questions about what constitutes ‘the human’ in the 21st century, a time when the line between human, animal, corporation, technology, and environment is becoming increasingly uncertain.