The symposium opened with a panel on Banal Precariousness. Anne Allison, Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University, spoke on "Cleaning up dead remains in times of living/dying all alone: social singlification in Japan", building on her book, Precarious Japan. As demographic changes happen in Japan, many older people have become worried about dying alone rather … Continue reading Precarious Times: Banal Precarity
micha cárdenas' plenary, Trans of colour poetics: imagining futures of survival, began with the room collaboratively playing redshift & portal. It's a beautiful, heartbreaking game, and I was a little surprised by how affecting the collective experience was ("What do you mean leave? NO! STAY AND HELP!"). cárdenas used this as a way of exploring … Continue reading AoIR16: Day 1, part 1. Stitching Poetics and #BlackLivesMatter.