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Professor Zach Blas: "Contra-Internet" at Queer Studies Research Workshop

April 2, 2015  by: Natalie Fleming

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The Queer Studies Research Workshop presents
Zach Blas: Contra-Internet
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 11:30am
606 Clemens Hall

This talk will explore contemporary aesthetic and political militancies, subversions, and alternatives of “the Internet,” what Blas theorizes as contra-internet practices. Experimentally developed from the feminist/queer writings of J. K. Gibson-Graham and Beatriz Preciado, contra-internet is a genealogical, methodological, and speculative framework for artists and activists interested in technology, politics, and social change.

Zach Blas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art. He is an artist and theorist whose work engages technology, queerness, and politics. He is the creator of Facial Weaponization Suite, the art group Queer Technologies, and a founding member of The Public School Durham, an experimental, artist-run educational center that is free and open to the public.