What Difference Does the Digital Make? Critical Encounters at the Edges of Psychoanalysis & Technology
a panel discussion with Patricia Clough, Stephen Hartman, & Fred Moten
May 4, Friday
4 to 6 pm
Patricia Clough, Psychoanalyst, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
Stephen Hartman, Psychoanalyst, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California
Fred Moten, Professor, Department of Performance Studies, New York University
This is the 9th annual collaboration between NYU’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and the journal Studies in Gender and Sexuality. Each year CSGS and SGS select a topic and invite an esteemed group of clinicians and scholars of gender and sexuality studies and other critical studies of difference to talk together across disciplines and across institutional locations, as well. The theme of this year’s forum – What difference does the digital make? – pushes existing conversations on psychoanalysis and technology beyond some of the typical frames, which have tended to focus on the use of Skype, texting, and other new media within the therapeutic treatment. These are valuable areas of focus, but this conversation takes a somewhat different direction. The forum proceeds by understanding psychoanalysis as already itself a technology, and one embedded in particular historical forms and fantasies of conceiving “the human.” As a jumping off point for the conversation, we have asked each of our panelists — who come to the conversation from, variously, performance studies, Black studies, gender and sexuality studies, media and affect studies, political theory , and relational psychoanalysis — to consider how new new technologies are drawing on and redrawing social differences/identity, such as race, gender, sexual orientation, and age. What are the historical violences carried forward in the (new?) digital demographies of the human?
19 University Place, Room 102
This event is free & open to the public. Venue is accessible. For more information, please contact NYU CSGS at csgs(at)nyu.edu or 212-992-9540.
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