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Engineering 2, Room 599

Engineering 2, 1156 High St‎ University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
831-459-3527

May 2011

Banu Subramaniam: “Tracking Ghosts: Hauntings from a Eugenic Past”

May 11, 2011 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Engineering 2, Room 599, Engineering 2, 1156 High St‎ University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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What do morning glory flowers or exotic plant and animal species have to do with the history of race or eugenics? In this talk, I trace the genealogies of ecology and evolutionary biology to explore how histories of gender and race shape contemporary biological theories and what lessons we can learn about the relationships between natures and cultures. Banu Subramaniam is associate professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is coeditor of Feminist Science…

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Jessica Enevold: “Mama Ludens vs Fanboi – What is wrong with the Gaming Revolution?”

May 16, 2011 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Engineering 2, Room 599, Engineering 2, 1156 High St‎ University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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It has been hailed for a while, in articles, book introductions and sales reports: the gaming revolution. Fun for all is finally here and if we put our minds to it, games may even save the world! Then, what is wrong with the gaming revolution? The question can be read both as a complaint and a celebration of what is happening. This talk questions the gaming revolution by playfully pitting Mama Ludens vs Fan-boi, here representing everyday playing practices of…

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December 2019

Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures

December 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Engineering 2, Room 599, Engineering 2, 1156 High St‎ University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

Co-authors Neda Atanasoski (UCSC Feminist Studies, CRES) and Kalindi Vora (UC Davis Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies) will present on their new book Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures (Duke University Press, March 2019), with responses by CRES Director Christine Hong and SJRC Director Jenny Reardon. A dessert reception will follow. Book Description In Surrogate Humanity, Neda Atanasoski and Kalindi Vora trace the ways in which robots, artificial intelligence, and other technologies serve as surrogates for…

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