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Foucault/Deleuze Colloquium, Toronto, March 9, 2012

Colloquium -- Foucault/Deleuze: A Neo-Liberal Diagram

Start: 9 Mar 2012 - 10:00am
End: 9 Mar 2012 - 5:30pm
Timezone: Etc/GMT-5

Ryerson University, Rogers Communication Centre, room 202
Toronto, Canada

Foucault/Deleuze: A Neo-Liberal Diagram

Friday, March 9, 2012

Ryerson University, Rogers Communication Centre, room 202

This colloquium brings together some of the most respected and
promising scholars of Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze to discuss
how their work has served to inform a diagrammatic critique of
contemporary political economy, finance capital, and the possibilities
for progressive social change. The colloquium will investigate how
contemporary critics of neo-Liberalism (Stengers, Stiegler, Lazzarato,
Bifo, Esposito, Marrazi and others) have developed new theoretical
trajectories out of the seminal works and posthumously published
interviews, essays, and lectures of Foucault and Deleuze.

Organizer: Greg Elmer, gelmer@ryerson.ca, hosted by the Infoscape
Centre for the Study of Social Media, Ryerson Unviersity

Panel #1: Time, Speed, Affect (10am-12pm)

Jack Bratich (Rutgers U) “State-friended Social Media: Dissent,
Futurepublics, and the Affective Transfer”

Fenwick McKelvey (Ryerson U.) “Rhythms, Flows, and Times: A Deleuzian
approach to the transmission of Internet packets

Matt Tiessen (Ryerson U.) – High Frequency Trading

Panel #2: Liberalism and its Discontents (1pm-3pm)

Robert Latham (York University & Infoscape research centre fellow) -
"Circulation and Identity Across the Liberal Citadel."

Alessandra Renzi (Ryerson University) “Infrastructure Must be Defended”

Greg Elmer (Ryerson University)– “Liberalism and Coercion: A View from
Bentham’s Panoptic Flat”

Panel #3: Signatures (330pm-5:30pm)

Roberta Buiani (York University) - "Vital encounters: negotiating
human interactions and online aesthetics"

Erika Biddle (York University) "Info Nymphos"

Gary Genosko (Lakehead University) "Special Semiotic Characters: What
is an Obstacle Sign?"