Online panel to explore posthumanism

An online panel exploring posthumanism ways of thinking will take place Monday, June 1.

Originally intended as a panel for Congress 2020 until the pandemic forced the cancellation of face-to-face events, co-organizer Christine Daigle, Professor with the Department of Philosophy and the Interdisciplinary PhD program, wanted to find a way to go ahead digitally.

“Although the pandemic forced the cancellation of gatherings, we were still were intent on discussing the concept of posthuman energy/ies,” says Daigle. “In fact, we thought that the topic was even more pressing now that we are all discovering — and rediscovering — our interconnectedness and the flows of energy/lies that constitute us as well as those that can create massive disruptions.”

The panel includes David Fancy, Professor in the Department of Dramatic Arts, Fiona Blaikie, Professor in the Faculty of Education, and recent Interdisciplinary PhD graduate Jill Planche, as well as scholars from the University of Victoria and Athabasca University.

The live stream is open to all who wish to join. The full panel schedule, abstracts and instructions for joining the livestream can be found on the Posthumanism Research Institute website.

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