March 14, 4 PM Pixelations of Racial Capitalism with Seb Franklin & Jonathan Beller (Zoom book conversation)

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Join us March 14  at 4 PM via Zoom for

“Pixelations of Racial Capitalism” – a zoom book conversation with Seb Franklin & Jonathan Beller

Seb Franklin is Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Literature at King’s College London. He is the author of The Digitally Disposed: Racial Capitalism and the Informatics of Value (2021) and Control: Digitality as Cultural Logic (2015).

Jonathan Beller is Professor of Media Studies at Pratt Institute and Adjunct Professor of English and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. He is the author of The World Computer: Digital Conditions of Racial Capitalism (2021), The Message is Murder: Substrates of Computational Capital (2018) and The Cinematic Mode of Production: Attention Economy and the Society of the Spectacle (2006). 

Registration required for this event must take place prior to the virtual book conversation.  

Life in Pixels hosts an ongoing series of transdisciplinary conversations thinking about how we can make sense of, and live with, our computational social condition today. Considering sociocultural, aesthetic, politicoeconomic, environmental, racial, and historical registers of technology together, the series will bring together people who think and do technology beyond disciplinary boundaries. The events are all designed as an ongoing series of conversations between scholars and practitioners in Media Studies, Science and Technology Studies, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Critical Digital Studies, and Literary Cultural Studies.

Life in Pixels is generously sponsored by the Ruth and Paul Idzik College Chair in Digital Scholarship, the Program in History and Philosophy of Science, the Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society, the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, the English Department, and the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame.

**This conversation was postponed from February in solidarity with strike action in the UK, where one of our guests, Seb Franklin, is based.  For more details on the UCU strike, see here.