September 14, 2016

WHAP! Lecture Series: fall 2016

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Public domain, accessed from pixabay, 2016.

WHAP! stands for the West Hollywood Aesthetics and Politics lecture series. Launched in the fall of 2011, the series is co-hosted by the City of West Hollywood and CalArts MA Aesthetics and Politics Program. The series’ year-long line-up ranges from political debates to film screenings and performances, as well as conversations about art, architecture, and philosophy.

Friday, September 16, 7:30pm—Community Room
in[DECISIVE] form Live: Presentations by the 2015–2016 MA Aesthetics and Politics Candidates
Featuring: Jana Branch, Dylan Howell, Lindsay Mercer, Dany Naierman, George Pritzker, Kristin Trammell 

Friday, September 23, 7:30pmCommunity Room
Reza Negarestani, “A Roadmap for Posthuman Intelligence (The Agency, Transcendental Structures and Time)”

Friday, November 4, 7:30pmCommunity Room
Wendy Hui KyongChun, “The Limits of Homophily, or Why Network Analysis Needs Critical Ethnic Studies”

Thursday, November 10, 7:30pmCommunity Room
Robin Mackay, “Epistemology Noir”

All lectures are free and open to the public.


About the MA Aesthetics and Politics Program
The MA Aesthetics and Politics Program offers a unique degree experience that encourages interrogations of the arts and politics in an expanded field. Students specialize in Critical Theory, Global Studies, or Media and Urban Studies and get up close and personal with key contemporary artists and thinkers, including this year’s visiting faculty member Stephen Wright and theorist-in-residence Lauren Berlant.

We are currently accepting applications for fall 2017. Financial aid packages are available in the form of scholarships, grants, and teaching assistantships.

For general questions, or to schedule an information session, please contact Seth Blake at [email protected] or T +1 661 253 7716.

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