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Monday, August 17 • 9:30am - 11:00am
[Panel 8] Poetic Disruption in a Time of Surveillance

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This panel explores artistic practices that reappropriate released and “leaked” United States governmental documents. The steady trickle of documents from Edward Snowden’s cache, alongside the mas-sive disclosures from Wikileaks, are only a small part of the regular release of documents via the Freedom of Information Act. This trove of material provides much fodder for artistic investigations into open culture, surveillance, counter-surveillance, drone warfare, and torture, among other topics. Nevertheless, the historical and contemporary artistic approaches discussed will focus more on poetic responses that upset a purely instrumental, objective analysis of the material. The panelists will explore a series of questions around the efficacy of the poetic in a time of objectification and quantification.

Monday August 17, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am PDT
Room 4320 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

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