“Platformativity: Infrastructures, Platforms, and Techniques of Self.”

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Our program is partnering with Asian Studies to host Professor Thomas Lamarre. Lamarre will be participating in an online discussion on “Platformativity: Infrastructures, Platforms, and Techniques of Self.”  

The event will take place on March 28 at 3:00 pm (EST) in the International Center, Room 303.  (You can also register for the livestream here)

International Center Address:

427 N. Shaw Lane

East Lansing MI 48824-1035

Lamarre teaches in the departments of Cinema and Media Studies and East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Publications on media, thought, and material history include work on communication networks in 9th century Japan (Uncovering Heian Japan, 2000); silent cinema and the global imaginary (Shadows on the Screen, 2005); animation technologies (The Anime Machine, 2009) and infrastructure ecologies (The Anime Ecology, 2018). Major translations include Kawamata Chiaki’s Death Sentences (2012), Muriel Combes’s Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of the Transindividual (2012), David Lapoujade’s William James, Empiricism, and Pragmatism (2019), and Isabelle Stengers’s Making Sense in Common (2023).