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FALL 2016

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November

Terms of Privacy

When: Nov. 4-5, 2016
Where: McGill University (exact location TBA)

"Terms of Privacy: Intimacies, Exposures and Exceptions" is a two day conference featuring emerging and established scholars as well as leading artists in the fields of gender, sexuality and feminist approaches to digital art, media and culture. This conference will be held Nov. 4-5, 2016 at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The conference is presented by the McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF), of which PI Alanna Thain is the director. "Terms of Privacy" is a collaboration with Studio XX, a bilingual, feminist artist-run centre for technological exploration, creation, and critique, founded in 1996. It runs in parallel with Studio XX's biennial feminist festival of media arts + digital culture, The HTMlles 12: Terms of Privacy, Nov. 3-6, 2016. Since 1997, The HTMlles brings together artists, scholars, and activists passionate about critically engaging new technologies from a feminist perspective. The festival takes place biannually in Montreal, and its aim is to showcase cutting-edge projects produced by local and international artists. Each edition focuses on a specific theme and addresses urgent socio-political questions by pushing the boundaries of artistic and feminist practices. The conference "Terms of Privacy" aims to expand scholarship and public dialogue on key issues in feminist media arts and research exploring the question: what are the terms of privacy in an age of digital media, and how do we think about questions of gender, sexuality and feminist politics to rethink how privacy works today?

The conference will feature five panels showcasing cutting edge research by graduate students and early career researchers from around the world; a roundtable discussion that brings together leading artists, activists and academics around questions of professionalization, privacy and digital practices; an academic keynote by Beth Coleman, professor of Experimental Digital Media, director of the City as Platform Lab and a specialist in digital media, race theory, game culture, and literary studies; and an artist keynote by Amalia Ulman (also presenting work in the HTMLLES festival), whose recent exhibition at the Tate Modern "Excellences & Perfections" prompted The Telegraph to ask, "is this the first Instagram masterpiece"? Terms of Privacy will uniquely draw together artistic and academic researchers to explore and develop the tools of feminist practice in a digital age.

"Terms of Privacy" is a collaboration with Studio XX, a bilingual, feminist artist-run centre for technological exploration, creation, and critique, founded in 1996. It runs in parallel with Studio XX's biennial feminist festival of media arts + digital culture, The HTMlles 12: Terms of Privacy, Nov. 3-6, 2016. Since 1997, The HTMlles brings together artists, scholars, and activists passionate about critically engaging new technologies from a feminist perspective.

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Please check our past events page to know more about events from previous years.