Thanks for Making “Inhabiting Containment” a Success!

Tahereh, Me, Rashad

We want to thank all of our presenters, attendees, volunteers, and wonderful keynote speaker, Dr. Rashad Shabazz, for an amazing and generative day at “Inhabiting Containment” in Atlanta yesterday! Already looking forward to seeing everyone next year! In the meantime, stay tuned for pictures and videos from the symposium in the coming days.

See Us Tomorrow in Atlanta or Streaming Online!

Our third annual symposium “Inhabiting Containment” will be held tomorrow, February 26th Friday at Troy Moore Library, Georgia State University. Opening remarks and refreshments are at 10am and the symposium ends with a keynote address by Dr. Rashad Shabazz, “‘Our Prison': Kitchenettes, Carceral Power, and Black Masculinity During the Inter-War Years,” at 5pm.

If you’re in Atlanta we hope you will join us tomorrow (don’t forget to register if you have not already done so). If you’re outside of Atlanta please view our livestream of the entire symposium tomorrow here. Please tune in and feel free to participate in the Q&A sessions via the chat function.

See here for the full schedule As always, this event is free and open to the public! Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

Two Days to Go!

Just a reminder, that our third annual symposium “Inhabiting Containment” will be held this Friday at Georgia State University beginning at 10am and featuring a keynote address by Dr. Rashad Shabazz, “‘Our Prison': Kitchenettes, Carceral Power, and Black Masculinity During the Inter-War Years,” at 5pm. See here for the full schedule and don’t forget to register if you have not already done so. And, as always, this event is free and open to the public! Looking forward to seeing everyone Friday!

Just a Little More Than a Week Until Inhabiting Containment

SRGSTEL 2015 Flyer

A reminder that there’s just over a week until “Inhabiting Containment,” which will be held at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA on Friday, February 27 and will feature a keynote address by Dr. Rashad Shabazz, “‘Our Prison': Kitchenettes, Carceral Power, and Black Masculinity During the Inter-War Years.” The event is free and open to the public, but you can register in advance here. Looking forward to a great symposium!

Affect Theory Conference: Worldings / Tensions / Futures – October 2015 in Lancaster, PA

Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life:

This conference may be of interest to our readers: “Affect Theory Conference: Worldings, Tensions, Futures” at Millersville University in Lancaster, PA, Oct. 14-17. Speaker lineup includes Brian Massumi, Lauren Berlant, Steven Shaviro, Ben Anderson, Jasbir Puar, Patricia Clough, Larry Grossberg, Tavia Nyong’o, Kathleen Stewart, and Erin Manning.

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:

Affect Theory Conference: Worldings / Tensions / Futures – October 2015 in Lancaster, PA

10685501_10152753655229285_170942157806459001_nOver the course of the last decade especially, it is safe to say that affect, studies of affect, and theories of affect have steadily risen to prominence within and across a variety of academic disciplines, artistic practices, and research approaches. Not without some amount of controversy and pushback, the relatively rapid movement of affect toward the forefront of critical attention has been opening new paths of intellectual inquiry, reshuffling longstanding debates and conceptual formations, and inspiring imaginative cross-fertilizations of disciplinary and aesthetic genres. Now seems a perfect time to pause and take stock. So, let’s do that.

Gathering together many of the leading and emerging voices that have helped give contour and texture to the contemporary discourses of affect, this three-day conference – with a lively mix of plenaries and selected panel-streams – will be devoted…

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Geofencing the Sky and Hobbyist Drones

Drone RevolutionKevin Poulson over at Danger Room discusses state anxieties around hobbyist drones and geofencing practices in consumer drone firmware:

The White House geofence is only the second one that isn’t centered on an airport, according to Perry—the first was Tiananmen Square. It won’t be the last. Now that the company has perfected the ability to erect geofences at will, the sky’s the limit—or, more accurately, the skies are limited. DJI is preparing an update that will increase the number of airport no fly zones from 710 to 10,000, and prevent users from flying across some national borders—a reaction to the recent discovery that drug smugglers are trying to use drones to fly small loads of meth from Mexico into the US.

“Inhabiting Containment” Symposium Schedule and Registration Open!

The Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life is happy to announce that the schedule for our 2015 symposium, “Inhabiting Containment,” is now available. Check out the exciting lineup we have this year here, including a keynote from Dr. Rashad Shabazz of the University of Vermont.

Registration is also now open for the symposium. As always, registration is completely free, and the symposium is open to everyone. The symposium will be held in Troy Moore Library at Georgia State University (25 Park Place, room 2343). See you on February 27th!