Accelerated Academy at Michigan State University (Nov 22-23)

Posted: November 12, 2019 by zombieacademy in Events, Research

We are pleased to announce the full program of Accelerated Academy 7:
Prospecting: Extraction, Speculation, and Liberation in the Accelerated
Academy at Michigan State University November 22-23.

The Symposium will utilize the concept of “prospecting” to think through
the different economic interests, technical assemblages, and affective
regimes that shape academic life, labor, and outcomes today.

The two-day symposium will feature panels, workshops, and artistic projects
from more than 20 scholars. dr. sava saheli singh will deliver the keynote,
“Love in the Time of Surveillance Capitalism: How Algorithms Are Reshaping
Our Intimate Online Spaces.”

****Registration is required via Eventbrite

Remote participation is possible via Zoom.


Day 1 // Friday, Nov. 22

9 am

Welcome remarks, land acknowledgment


Panel 1 // Platforms. Data. Speed. Now.

Riyad A Shahjahan  – Geopolitics of being and datafication of higher
education: Towards embracing un/certainty

Mark Carrigan – Can platformised scholarship be collective? [R]

Matthew Applegate – Digital Tools as Critical Theory: Edu-Factory to
Digital Humanities

Justin Clark – Seeking Faster Minds in the American University [R]

11am // Break


WORKSHOP // Filip Vostal: Technologies of Time

12:00 Noon // Lunch (catered)


Panel 2 // Questioning Institutions, Questioning Identity

Matt Rosen – Three Questions about Education [R]

Jessica Butler – Gilding the ivory: Ideal masculinity, academic
identity, self-promotion, and experiences of belonging/impostorhood from
the ‘golden age’ to neoliberalised English higher education [R]

Steven Weiland  – Time and Texts: Questions of Reading in the
Accelerated Academy

3pm // Break


Panel 3 // “On” and “Off” Campus: Community and the University

Rubén Martinez – Labor Concerns on the Modern Dairy Farm

Sarah Schönbauer – From bench to stage – How life scientists’
participation in leisure groups creates caring relationships

Ian Butcher – Expropriated Campuses and Community-Directed Higher Ed [R]

Dafne Calvo – Collective, Collaborative and Free: Lessons from Studying
the Commons

5pm // Break

5:15pm // Keynote address by dr. sava saheli singh:  “Love in the Time of
Surveillance Capitalism: How Algorithms Are Reshaping Our Intimate Online

6:15 // Musical Performance: The Two-Body Problem, followed by Dinner and
Drinks at Beggar’s Banquet

ALL DAY: artwork by Anicca Cox

Day 2 // Saturday, Nov. 23


WORKSHOP – Sarah Ng and Noopur Raval: Global South’s Knowledge Production
and Delinking from Inequality


Panel 4 // Staying with the Trouble by Cultivating Your Path to
Intellectual Leadership

A conversation with: Dean Chris Long, Associate Deans Sonja Fritzsche,
Bill Hart-Davidson, and Cara Cilano

12:45pm // Lunch

2 pm

WORKSHOP // Ellie Louson and Kathleen Fitzpatrick: The Future is Generous

3 pm

WORKSHOP // Kimine Mayuzumi: Reclaiming Our Body and Implementing Rituals

4 pm



Drinks and goodbyes!

[R] = remote presentation

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