You are cordially invited to DCC-CTV Lecture titled "The Posthuman, AI and Hollywood Imagination" by Mr. Luciano Zubillaga. The details of the lecture are as follows:
Title: The Posthuman, AI and Hollywood Imagination
Speaker: Mr Luciano Zubillaga
Date: 15 April 2021
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Abstract of the talk:
The Posthuman may refer to both a concept or a philosophical/cross-disciplinary forum. The “Posthuman” as a concept describes a deep contemporary cultural transformation in which the humanist conception of autonomous rational individual, superior to other species, doesn’t hold together any more in an era of radical entanglement with technology and of planetary devastation.
The posthumanist debate refers to a space of discussion, a philosophical forum on how we imagine modes of existence to come. Here a multiplicity of images, sensing and knowing, converge into a complex speculative cartography spanning from posthumanism to transhumanism, from accelerationism to decolonial feminism, from sinofuturism to cosmotechnical thinking.
This Lecture works as a sequel to Luciano’s presentation at the World Congress of Philosophy in Beijing 2018, entitled “Expanded telepathy (1): towards a post-human concept of intentionality”, where Luciano presented a trans-disciplinary critique of Silicon Valley’s vision of technological telepathy and BCI --Brain Computer Interface.
Luciano Zubillaga is an international artist filmmaker and scholar based in Guangdong, China. His work takes the form of crossdisciplinary research in the intersections of moving image practice, visual cultures and media arts with publicly engaged practice.
He has exhibited work in museums —such as Musée du Louvre, London ICA, Whitechapel Art Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires— and film festivals — Ann Arbor, Oberhausen, BAFICI, Berlinale, Habana Film Festival among others.
In 2008, he was a recipient of the London Artist Film and Video Awards (LAFVA) by the Arts Council of England and his work is part of the British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection (BAFVS).
Between 2000 and 2020, Luciano taught experimental film and art courses at several universities in the UK, including Goldsmiths College, University of London, University of Kent, University of West London, London Metropolitan University and Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University in Suzhou.
As principal investigator for the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF), his moving image projects obtained the category of ‘world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigor’ (REF2014).
All are welcome. See you at the lecture.
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