Here are some audio downloads from a number of absolutely excellent presentations and two Q&As at the CACS conference held recently at University of Alberta. More will follow on these in future posts and your comments are welcome!
Session: Ritual Virtualities, Performative Materialities
Boulou E. de B’béri (University of Ottawa) Why ‘the’ Virtuality is not ‘the’ Intangible: Understanding the Process of Becoming A Crystal through Deleuzian Lenses Or Actuality and Virtuality: An Intermedial Process of Crystallizing Everyday Life Practices of Identity (mp3 – 5.1MB)
Discussion (mp3 – 6.9MB) moderated by Rob Shields, including Boulou E. de B’béri, Anne Galloway and Jan Jagodzinski (University of Alberta) on The Virtual in the Time Cinema of Deleuze: The Case of Elephant. We apologise to Jan for the technical difficulties that prevented us from recording his presentation.
Session: Insecure Flesh / Cultural Body Spaces
Jason Boudreau (Carleton University) 2nd Life: Identity in Virtual Worlds (mp3 – 3.4MB)
Erin Kruger (University of Alberta) The Ungovernable Spaces of Security (mp3 – 3.5MB)
Joost Van Loon (Nottingham Trent University) Airports as Risk Zones (mp3 – 4.1 MB)
Discussion (mp3 – 8.5 MB) moderated by Anne Galloway