Calculating Life

Calculating Life

Date: 
01.02.2018 16:30
Festival edition: 
2018
Format: 
Panel
Location: 
Exhibition Hall 1

Moderated by Eric Snodgrass

In an age of geopolitical surveillance, biometric governance, and high-tech securitization, life itself becomes traceable and calculable. Whose life is considered to be of worth greatly depends on the ways in which biopolitical power is exercised today: by means of racialized technological systems as well as through toxic narratives and baseless information. How can the politics of life and death be uncovered? Charles Heller and Heather Dewey-Hagborg discuss how evidence can be produced when technologies and data are repurposed, or when they are proven to be unreliable. They will talk about how forensic techniques and tactical aesthetics can be utilized to reveal and resist the methods by which life becomes a subject of securitization.

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