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Digital Virtuosity and Huggable Machines. Babette Tischleder, December 11, 2014

December 11, 2014IASEvents3

Digital Virtuosity and Huggable Machines:
The Appeal of the Nonhuman in Pixar Animation

Thursday, December 11, 3-5pm
Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop

The digital age, CG animation & digital aesthetics, notions of the posthuman, obsolescence, nostalgia, and WALL-E.

WALL-E
Babette B. Tischleder is Professor of North American Studies at the University of Goettingen and currently Fellow of the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago. She is the author of The Literary Life of Things: Case Studies in American Fiction (Campus Verlag, 2014) and co-editor of Cultures of Obsolescence: History, Materiality, and the Digital Age (Palgrave, forthcoming in 2015). She has published articles on American literature, media culture, film and television studies, and thing theory. Her current research projects are “Life Forms of the Nonhuman from Early Cinema to the Digital Age” and “World Building in American Serial Television.”

Organized through the IAS Global Midwest — Prairie Schools seed grant.

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3 Comments

  1. GabrielDecember 10, 2014 at 3:19 pmReply

    I have to pay for computer repairs, so if we blink, we might miss this one. *Poof*!

  2. Aaron Victorin-VangerudDecember 4, 2014 at 9:58 amReplyAuthor

    No, unfortunately he can’t make it.

  3. Arlinda HendersonDecember 3, 2014 at 6:14 pmReply

    Is Bill Brown still speaking at this venue?

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