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Date and Time

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2024

5:30 — 7:00 pm



Join the Burnes Center for Social Change and the College of Arts, Media, and Design at Northeastern University for a book conversation with Senior Fellow at the Burnes Center and Northeastern professor Laura Forlano and her co-author Danya Glabau, Assistant Professor at New York University and Director of the Science and Technology Studies program at NYU. The talk will be on Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 PM EST at the Northeastern Center for Design (Ryder Hall, 11 Leon St #102, Boston, MA 02115).

Forlano and Glabau’s book Cyborg offers a concise introduction to cyborg theory that examines the way in which technology is situated, political, and embodied. Drawing on their combined decades of training, teaching, and research in the social sciences, design, and engineering education, Forlano and Glabau introduce an approach called critical cyborg literacy. Critical cyborg literacy foregrounds power dynamics and pays attention to the ways that social and cultural factors such as gender, race, and disability shape how technology is imagined, developed, used, and resisted. 

Copies of Cyborg will be available for purchase at the event.

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