New Materialism: Politics, Aesthetics, Science video – University of Westminster 10 March 2016

University of Westminster 10 March 2016 – New Materialism: Politics, Aesthetics, Science event video

New Materialism is currently having a profound effect across disciplines. Rooted in post-marxist thinking, but spreading out on the flat ontology of networks, objects and bodies, New Materialism is an interdisciplinary discussion on the properties of matter in terms of agency, ethical responsibility and immanence. Along with post-humanism, the Anthropocene, non-representational theories and post-Deleuzian thought, New Materialism asks us to reconsider the nature of the human and the non-human, the difference between actual and virtual, the emergence of politics and law in the face of ubiquitous materiality, and above all, the new responsibilities that come with it all.

PANEL SPEAKERS

Westminster School of Media, Art & Design
Mercedes Bunz, Senior Lecturer Things are not to blame: Technical Agency in Times of High Capitalism
Christian Fuchs, Professor of Social Media
New Cultural Materialism
Mirko Nikolic, Doctoral Candidate Unhuman Love: A Post-Capitalist Politics Of Desire

Westminster Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Elisabetta Brighi, Lecturer Invisible Matters and the Illusions of Security
David Chandler, Professor of International Relations, From Humanising the World to “Worlding” the Human
Ben Pitcher, Senior Lecturer Isis iconoclasm and rocks and stones in material culture

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