11/8/13 Sensing the Long War

A stimulating half day mini-conference featuring presentations and discussions by the following speakers:

1.10 – 2.30 pm Lisa Parks (Film and Media Studies, UC Santa Barbara) – “Vertical Mediations: Geospatial Imaging and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq”

Commentator: Anjali Nath, UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Davis

2. 30 – 3pm Tea break

3 – 5pm 20 min talks by Rebecca Stein (Anthropology, Duke University) “Instagram Wars: The Israeli Army and the Networked Image”

Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli (Technocultural Studies, UC Davis) “The Dynamic between Patriotic and Unpatriotic Hacking”

Flagg Miller (Religious Studies, UC Davis) “The Tarnak Farm Complex: On the Glare of American Satellite Imagery, Imperfect Intelligence, and Osama Bin Laden in Assessing al-Qa`ida’s Af-Pak Origins”

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Militarization Research Group, and co-sponsored by the Mellon Digital Cultures Initiative, the Innovation Lab, and the UC Davis Cultural Studies and American Studies programs.