Digital Queers is a conference that will focus on issues related to social justice for the gay community at large. The evolution of society has led to an increased acceptance of the LGBTQA world – in part due to more open and vociferous stances of the multiple communities of gender minorities and in part to the role that contemporary digital media have played in reshaping communication and advocacy. Unfortunately we are far from achieving that social justice necessary to avoid discrimination in the work place or to avoid persecutions of individuals and communities across the world. What are then the new practices that should be pursued in order to achieve and ensure social justice for all?
The aim of the conference is to bring together social justice advocates, contemporary theoreticians, gender hacktivists, scholars, anthropologists, visual culture experts, curators and ‘LGBTQA revolutionaries.’ The conference speakers will present papers that respond to the themes of social justice and the role of digital media in reshaping the public image of the queer community. In particular the conference is looking at recording and developing new practices for social justice and public engagement that face up to the still looming problems of discrimination that the gay community at large faces nationally and internationally.
Lanfranco Aceti works as an academic, artist and curator and is the founder of the Studium: Lanfranco Aceti Inc., that is a company, an online archive and an art project. He is the founder and Director of OCR (Operational and Curatorial Research in Contemporary Art, Design, Science and Technology). More
New York University
Carolyn Dinshaw is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and English at New York University, where she founded the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and served as its director from 1999-2005. She is the author of How Soon is Now? Medieval Texts, Amateur Readers, and the Queerness of Time More
Marget Long is an artist living and working in New York. Her work engages the physical experience and sensory politics of photographic technologies, now and in the past. Her artist’s book, FLASH + CUBE (1965-1975) [punctum books, 2012] traces the sensory links between light, war, history, and photography More
Nick Salvato is an associate professor and the incoming chair in the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University. He is the author of Uncloseting Drama: American Modernism and Queer Performance (Yale University Press, 2010), Knots Landing (Wayne State University Press, 2015) More