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Saturday, April 13th 2019 1pm – 6:30pm

@ SAIC Maclean Ballroom (112 S. Michigan Ave.)

 

1pm -1:20pm

WELCOMING

OPENING REMARKS

 

1:25pm - 2:40pm

NATIONALISM & THE CONTROL SOCIETY

"Neural Networks and the Crisis of Style" Brian Ng, Independent Scholar

"Self-fulfilling prophecies: the synergistic reconstruction of reality in a digital China" Wanlin Ji, University of Chicago

"The Branding of the Nation: Commercial Nationalism and Shanzai Culture in Miao Ying's Chinternet Plus: A Counterfeit IdeologyDuncan Bass, SAIC

Moderated Q+A by Raksha Thakur, SAIC

(BREAK ~10mins)

2:50pm - 4:05pm

CULTURE/TECHNOLOGY/LABOR

"Devotion: Anti-Fans/Fans in Gaming, Nation-States under Surveillance, and ResistanceHsiao-Chen J. Lin, SAIC

"Surf it, scroll it, post it, click it: the Technologic of online subjectivities in India lgbtqi+ cyberspaces"

Zoey Martin-Lockhart, University of Illinois at Chicago

"On Sexy Cyborgs, Transcontinental Libidos" Daniel Gómez Dugand, SAIC

Moderated Q+A by Minh Nguyen, SAIC

(BREAK ~10mins)

4:15pm - 5:10pm

ASIAN FUTURITY

"Sounds from the 'Cool' Japanese Future: The Virtual Singer Hatsune Miku" Sabine Schulz, University of Chicago 

"A Great Leap Whither? Wondering Chinese Futurities with The Wandering Earth"

Guangshuo Yang, Northwestern University

Moderated Q+A by Nicky Ni, SAIC

 

(BREAK ~5mins)

5:15pm - 6:10pm

KEYNOTE – Xin Wang, New York University

Q+A

6:10pm - 6:15pm

CLOSING REMARKS

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