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Sep 21 2018
2018-2019 Building on our meetings from previous years, the main theme for the new academic year will be “Re-assemblage.” We have an exciting line-up of reading sessions and guest speakers joining us this year. FALL Oct 4: Andrés Burbano, U.de los Andes & Orit Halpern, Concordia University Oct...
Aug 15 2017
Since Fall Quarter 2014, materia has hold twelve workshops and a conference to date. The former averaged twenty-five participants; the latter had over seventy. During the first year, the group discussed--and coined-- the notion of “post-anthropocentric” as an umbrella term that sets in conversation...
Aug 11 2017
Power and the Non-Human
Mar 23 2016 | Posted In: Of Interest
ARHIST 273 / FILMSTUD 273: "Visual Culture of the Arctic and Climate Change" Spring Quarter 2015-16, Tue/Thurs 10:30am-11:50am Instructor: Lisa Bloom
Mar 7 2016 | Stanford Humanities Center Boardroom | Posted In: Lecture
How did the American family become a machine? Starting in the 1950s a community of progressive mental health therapists, ethnographers, and artists around the Bay Area put forth visions of the modern American family as a cybernetic machine. Researchers including anthropologist Gregory Bateson,...

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