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Poetic Operations with micha cárdenas

Part of our Fall 2022 Humanities Forum



Date & Time

October 20, 2022, 4:00 pm5:30 pm


The Latinx and Hispanic Faculty Association presents:

Poetic Operations, Trans Ecologies, and Queer Oceans

micha cárdenas, Assistant Professor, Performance, Play and Design, and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies; Director, Critical Realities Studio, University of California, Santa Cruz

In this talk, artist/theorist micha cárdenas discusses her recent book, Poetic Operations: Trans of Color Art in Digital Media, which considers contemporary digital media, artwork, and poetry to articulate trans of color strategies for safety and survival.

Biography: micha cárdenas, PhD, is an artist, and Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Performance, Play & Design, and Associate Professor of Critical Race & Ethnic Studies, at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she directs the Critical Realities Studio. Her book Poetic Operations (Duke UP 2022) proposes algorithmic analysis as a method for developing a trans of color poetics. Poetic Operations won the Gloria Anzaldúa Book Prize in 2022 from the National Women's Studies Association. cárdenas's co-authored books The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities (2012) and Trans Desire / Affective Cyborgs (2010) were published by Atropos Press. She is currently working on her next academic monograph tentatively titled After Man: Fires, Oceans and Androids, as well as a multi-disciplinary artwork about climate change's effects on the oceans and a science fiction novel about the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. She is a first generation Colombian American.

Co-sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities

Photo provided by speaker.

Image description: A Latinx woman with short curly hair is smiling and looking off to her right.


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