“Disposals through the #DigitalNomad: The Materialization of a Dispossessive Avatar”
The “Digital Nomad,” an illusive figure flourishing alongside the growth of digital and network technologies, has conjured ideas of travel and freedom with the emergence of the Silicon Valley induced Tech Boom. I trace how digital networks, accompanied by fantasies of mobility, contribute to gentrifying economies that precipitate material dispossessions in locales undergoing economic and social transformation.
Friday Forum Spring 2016 Schedule
Fridays, 12:30 – 2:00pm
Humanities 1, Room 202
A weekly interdisciplinary colloquium series for sharing graduate research across the humanities. Join us for light refreshments and weekly presentations by your fellow graduate students.
April 8th- Andrew Woods, Politics
April 15th- Claudia Lopez, Sociology
April 22nd- Jordan Reznick, HAVC
April 29th- Erin McElroy- Feminist Studies
May 6th- Raul Tadle- Economics
May 13th- Cathy Thomas, Literature
May 20th- Trung Nguyen, History of Consciousness
May 27th- Rebecca Ora, Film of Digital Media
June 3rd- Veronica Zablotsky, Feminist Studies