Lectures and Workshops

ArtCenter Dialogues: McKenzie Wark

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Hillside Campus
Los Angeles Times Media Center
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
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Molecular Red: Theory for the Anthropocene

McKenzie Wark is the author of A Hacker Manifesto, Gamer Theory, 50 Years of Recuperation of the Situationist International and The Beach Beneath the Street, among other books. He teaches at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College in New York City. His latest book, Molecular Red, provides Radical new critical theory for the twenty-first century. In it, Wark explores the implications of Anthropocene through the story of two empires, the Soviet and then the American.

A post-lecture reception will be held in the Williamson Gallery.

The ArtCenter Dialogues, a lecture series made possible by a generous endowment from the Toyota Motor Corporation, brings eminent speakers to the College from a wide variety of art, design and educational backgrounds to inspire creativity and thoughtful discussion, and to broaden perspectives.

In the 2015-2016 year, ArtCenter will be celebrating its 85th anniversary and the Humanities & Sciences department has decided to mark this occasion by asking questions of our future. The Future Ecologies series engages the critical and imaginative futures we as a species face by considering the rapidly changing natural and technological environments of our contemporary world. The series also coincides with the Williamson Gallery Spring 2015 exhibition: Urbanature – New Representations of the Natural (Feb 18-May 8).