Technologies of Surveillance, Tactics of Escape

Hall of Flags in Houston Hall April 10, 2015 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

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Simone Browne
Lisa Parks

Simone Browne, “Black. Life. Forms.”

This talk will look at escape, the technologies of tracking blackness in the archive of slavery (from the slave ship Brookes, ledgers and runaway notices to biometrics), and Sylvia Wynter’s writings on maroonage in her Black Metamorphosis to discuss how anti-colonial practices can continue to inform a critique, and sometimes rebellion, when it comes to the biotechnological management of contemporary life.

Lisa Parks, “Remote Sensing Boko Haram”


Moderated by Guobin Yang