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Poetic Operations

Date and Time: 
Monday, January 27, 2020. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Humanities Center Boardroom
Feminist/Queer Colloquium
Meeting Description: 

micha cárdenas, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Art & Design: Games + Playable Media Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. cárdenas sees education as a path to liberation, and her teaching focuses on discussion, interactivity, and creative practice as research. cárdenas is writing a new algorithm for gender, race, and technology. Her artwork has been described as “a seminal milestone for artistic engagement in VR” by the Spike art journal in Berlin. She is a first generation Colombian American, born in Miami. cárdenas’s co-authored books The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities (2012) and Trans Desire / Affective Cyborgs (2010) were published by Atropos Press. Her book in progress, Poetic Operations, proposes algorithmic analysis as a means to develop a trans of color poetics. She will present on this project at the Stanford Humanities Center Feminist and Queer Colloquium on January 27, 2020.