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If you are in Hawaii in a couple of weeks, check out my old boy Dave Goldberg at this University of Hawaii at Manoa presentation.
void *culture.dub(); A Post-Theory Response to Babylon
October 12th, 4:30
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA
DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY
Art Building, Room 132
FALL COLLOQUIUM, 2006
This lecture surveys Goldberg's approach to taking relatively compact instances of American popular culture and through careful gestures and procedures of amplification and attenuation, decompressing larger structures of culture that reach backward into history and forward into speculative ethnography.
The overall approach is derived from attempting to teach the equivalent of high-level theory to middle and high school students through the signs and systems they are most familiar with. The instances sampled are chosen specifically for their ease of recognition and apprehension, but the processing of these samples (through multi-media presentations) attempts to assemble a trajectory leading toward a momentary "consumer enlightenment."
Much of his work to date has used contemporary African American culture as the point of departure, as it is found in Hip-hop, Hollywood visual effects (virtual blackness,) science fiction, computer-generated childrens' shows, advertising, and old- fashioned racism. He has presented various facets of this research at USC's Race and Digital Space 2.0 conference, UCSC's "Against The Wire" music and technology symposium, the California College of the Arts, and numerous lectures at Bay Area art