Public Positions – Abou Farman on ‘Future Inevitable’ | 1 June | 4pm SA time

Wednesday, 1 June, 2022 - 16:00

iSER invites you to the fourth and final lecture of our PUBLIC POSITIONS SERIES on
STS, Political Order and Maintaining Planetary Life
Abou Farman (The New School for Social Research)
Future Inevitable - The Secular Tense of Technoscience at the End of the World

Technoscience with promises of immortality and space colonies, continues unfettered on its path of technological expansion, projecting and developing inevitable posthuman possibilities. At the same time, scientists are projecting an unavoidable future of devastating climate change, and social and ecological collapse. On both sides, the sense of inevitability is changing the open and free future promised by modernity and secular humanism. This talk will explore the scenes and grammars of inevitability, and their effect on contemporary political ideologies. 

Respondent: Mamadou Diallo (Doctoral student in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University, New York)


1st June 2022
16.00 - 17:30 (SA time)

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