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Race and Art with C. Riley Snorton and Hentyle Yapp

Race and Art with C. Riley Snorton and Hentyle Yapp

August 11, 2020

C. Riley Snorton and Hentyle Yapp read from Saturationa book that offers an analysis of racial representation and controversy in the art world. 

Rapid Reviews: COVID-19 with Amy Brand and Vilas Dhar

Rapid Reviews: COVID-19 with Amy Brand and Vilas Dhar

August 10, 2020

Rapid Reviews: COVID-19 brings together urgency and scientific rigor so the world’s researchers can quickly disseminate new discoveries that the public can trust. Amy Brand (Director, The MIT Press) and Vilas Dhar (Trustee, The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation) discuss this new overlay journal, its innovative goals, and its role as a proof-of-concept for new models of peer-review and rapid publishing.

Carceral Capitalism

Carceral Capitalism

June 6, 2020

Conor Rose reads from Jackie Wang's Carceral Capitalism. This extract, taken from the opening of the book, offers insight into the Black Lives Matter movement as well as new forms of predatory policing, informed by the 2008 financial crash. 

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Media, Forensics, and Evidence with Susan Schuppli

Media, Forensics, and Evidence with Susan Schuppli

May 29, 2020

Susan Schuppli is Director of the Centre for Research Architecture in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. In her book, Material Witnesss, her research is an exploration of the evidential role of matter in contexts including the natural disaster, climate change, and conflict zones.

In this interview she discusses her work as a writer, artist and educator. 

Semiotext(e) with Chris Kraus and Hedi El Kholti

Semiotext(e) with Chris Kraus and Hedi El Kholti

May 22, 2020

Best known for its introduction of French theory to American readers, Semiotext(e) has been one of America's most influential independent presses since its inception more than three decades ago. Publishing works of theory, fiction, madness, economics, satire, sexuality, science fiction, activism and confession. 

In this interview Chris Kraus and Hedi El Kholti, who run Semitext(e) alongside Sylvère Lotringer, discuss the history of the press. 

Radical Psychiatry with Lucas Richert

Radical Psychiatry with Lucas Richert

May 15, 2020

In Break On Through, Lucas Richert explores Anti-psychiatry, psychedelics, and radical challenges to psychiatry and the conventional treatment of mental health in the 1970s. In this interview Lucas discusses the issues that run through the sixties and seventies and how they're forming debates about mental health today. 

Image Politics with David Levi Strauss

Image Politics with David Levi Strauss

May 8, 2020

In Co-Illusion, writer and critic David Levi Strauss, tracks the rise of Donald Trump and the media landscape that warped around him. In this interview he discusses the language of Trump, the forthcoming election, and the changing relationship between image and truth. 

Collaborative Society with Dariusz Jemielniak and Aleksandra Przegalinska

Collaborative Society with Dariusz Jemielniak and Aleksandra Przegalinska

May 1, 2020

An interview with Dariusz Jemielniak and Aleksandra Przegalinska about Collaborative Society (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) and how networked technology enables the emergence of a new collaborative society.

Spatial Computing with Shashi Shekhar and Pamela Vold

Spatial Computing with Shashi Shekhar and Pamela Vold

April 24, 2020

Shashi Shekhar and Pamela Vold, authors of Spatial Computing, fromThe MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, discuss the reach, risks and importance of spatial computing in confronting COVID-19.

COVID Weirdness with Erik Davis

COVID Weirdness with Erik Davis

April 17, 2020

Author of High Weirdness, Erik Davis discusses psychedelic politics, media paranoia, conspiracy theories, and consensus reality in the time of COVID-19.

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