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African Media Arts Series [#1]: Q&A with Baloji preceded by a showing of Zombies (Baloji, 2019, 15 mins) on Zoom

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

We have invited the filmmaker and musician Baloji to discuss Zombies (2019, 15 mins), which will be shown at the beginning of our 1 hour long event. The conveners will introduce the filmmaker, the film will then be made accessible through a link in the chat, and a discussion will be convened. The co-conveners will begin with a series of questions and open the floor to participants to ask further questions. This event will be recorded and some of the…

RESCHEDULED – Arabic Glitch Book Launch + AR Exhibition

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Arabic Glitch A Book Launch + AR Exhibition TBD McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB, UC Santa Barbara Download Poster Discussants: George Legrady (Media Arts and Technology) Constance Penley (Film and Media Studies) Sherene Seikaly (History) Description: The concept of Arabic Glitch challenges the once dominant narratives about the relationship between technology and political agency that center Silicon Valley, as well as the study of digital art (specifically glitch art), the study of online social movements, and area studies of the…