Biocode

Performing Transgression After New Media


April 9-11, 2015

Philadelphia, PA - University of Pennsylvania

About the Conference

The term “biocode" invokes the intersection of computation with life forces. A term that has been used by natural scientists to advocate a new taxonomic nomenclature for all living things and has also been theorized as a crucial unit of power in our age of techno-capitalism. Drawing inspiration from this tension, "Biocode: Performing Transgression After New Media" will bring a variety of artists, activists, and theorists together working on tactics of resistance, disturbance, and transgression through and in response to the digital turn. The conference will explore possibilities of digital transgression across multiple fields of inquiry. Biocode participants have developed a set of tactics and optics for experimenting with the interfacial potentials between digital manipulation, artistic performance, and political intervention.

Biocode is generously supported by our sponsors and free for all.

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Provost Interdisciplinary Seminar Fund

Provost Interdisciplinary Seminar Fund

Provost Interdisciplinary Seminar Fund
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Penn

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Penn

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Penn
Department of English

Department of English

Department of English
Annenberg School for Communication

Annenberg School for Communication

Annenberg School for Communication
LGBT Center

LGBT Center

LGBT Center
Scholars Program in Culture and Communication

Scholars Program in Culture and Communication

Scholars Program in Culture and Communication
Penn Humanities Forum

Penn Humanities Forum

 

Penn Humanities Forum
Media Activism Research Collective

Media Activism Research Collective

Media Activism Research Collective
Project on Bioethics, Sexuality, and Gender Identity

Project on Bioethics, Sexuality, and Gender Identity

Project on Bioethics, Sexuality, and Gender Identity
Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication

Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication

Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication
Institute of Contemporary Art

Institute of Contemporary Art

Institute of Contemporary Art
Penn Cinema Studies

Penn Cinema Studies

Penn Cinema Studies
Annenberg Student Graduate Council

Annenberg Student Graduate Council

Annenberg Student Graduate Council
Political Science Department

Political Science Department

Political Science Department