|1:00pm – 2:30pm||KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Sarita Gupta: Workers at the Center: Reimagining the Future of Work (Rapoport Center 2021 Pop-Up Institute: Beyond the Future of Work) |
Sarita Gupta, nationally recognized leader on labor and economic justice, will present a keynote lecture, followed by a conversation with representatives of each of our five research clusters.For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/06/02/60827/
|5:30pm – 6:30pm||Autofac: Screening and Viewing Party II |
Please join us for this second public watch party of the “Electric Dreams” episode, Autofac, immediately preceding our 6:30 pm discussion with celebrated cyberpunk writer and UT graduate Bruce Sterling.For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/06/02/60813/
|6:30pm – 8:00pm||Autofac, Science Fiction and the Future of Work: A Conversation with Bruce Sterling (Rapoport Center 2021 Pop-Up Institute: Beyond the Future of Work) |
This panel takes the Future of Work conversation beyond the bromides of today by meditating on yesterday’s visions of our future, as encapsulated by Philip K. Dick’s classic science fiction story “Autofac” and its recent adaptation for Amazon’s “Electric Dreams” video anthology. Participants include Dr. Simone Browne, Associate Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, Director of the Good Systems Critical Surveillance Inquiry (CSI) Research Focus Area, and author of Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness; Nitin Verma, an advanced graduate student in the School of Information whose research concerns political and scientific misinformation and the ethical issues raised by machine learning technology; and the celebrated cyberpunk writer and UT graduate Bruce Sterling.
If you’d like to watch the “Electric Dreams” episode, Autofac, you can join us at one of our two screening parties on June 1 at 6:00pm or June 2 at 5:30pm, or watch on your own with Amazon Prime!
Bruce Sterling Science Fiction Writer
In conversation with
Samuel Baker Associate Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin
Simone Browne Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Neville Hoad Associate Professor of English & Co-Director, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas at Austin
Nitin Verma PhD Student in the School of Information, University of Texas at Austin
Relevant Research Clusters: AI and Technology, Artistic Labor and the Humanities
Join via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/97331719108For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/06/02/60807/