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dj lotu5 on Wed, 15 Jul 2009 02:27:51 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> becoming dragon: an epistemology of transition


... from my blog, http://transreal.org ...

Video of Critical Digital Studies Workshop

I recently gave a talk entitled "Epistemology of Transition" about
Becoming Dragon at Ctheory's Critical Digital Studies Workshop in
Victoria, Canada. The video is now online! You can also see the rest of
the amazing talks from the workshop here: 
http://www.pactac.net/pactacweb/web-content/video77.html


Becoming Dragon: An Epistemology of Transition

How are technologies of transformation facilitating new becomings, new
modes of learning and new sites of knowledge? The performance Becoming
Dragon sought to explore two lines of technology, Multi-User Virtual
Environments and biotechnology. Following Anna Munster's call for
Transversal Technology Studies, this paper is an attempt to map two
transversal lines between these two directions of technology: transition
or becoming as a mode of being and mixing of realities, genders and
sexualities as a strategy of subversion. The intersections of these lines
of technology and transversal strategies of action will be examined as
operating within and against two fields of knowledge production,
phenomenology and what Ricardo Dominguez has called "science of the
oppressed".

http://www.pactac.net/pactacweb/web-content/videoarchives/cdsw/D1-03-Cardenas.mp4


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