Invited Talks/Keynotes

2022. “On Žižek’s Inhuman Humanism.” We Should Be Willing to Go to the End. August 30th.

2022. “Algorithmic Desire and the Big Other in New Times.” Centre for Communication and Media Research. Institut des Stratégies et Technique du Communication (ISTC). Lille, France. March 10th.

2021. “Algorithmic Ideology and the Ideology of Twenty-First Century Capitalism.” CAMRI: Communication and Media Research Institute. University of Westminster. London, UK. December 9th.

2021. “Enjoying the Anthropocene? The Hysterical Sublime and the “Virtual” Logic of Posthumanist Theory.” Virtual Enjoyment Series. The Dormant Office. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. August 7th.

2020. “‘Social Media’: The Right Concept for the Wrong Reason.” Dept. of Film and Media Studies, Colorado College. Colorado Springs, CO. November 11th.

2019. “No Emancipation Without Libidinal Economy; No Libidinal Economy Without the Subject; No Subject Without the Binary Opposition: Towards a Digital Interpretation of Radical Ethics.” Libidinal Economy in Crisis Times. Berlin, Germany. September 28th. Invited Talk.

2019. “Historicizing Slavoj Žižek.” University of Winnipeg, March 29th. Public Talk

2019. “Power and Ideology in Social Media: The Trouble with Platform Capitalism.” Skywalk Lecture Series. Millenium Library. Winnipeg, MB. March 6th.

2018. “Auto-Amputated Cybernetic Environments: On Mark Fisher’s Reading of McLuhan.” West Awake: University of Winnipeg McLuhan Symposium. Winnipeg, MB September 28th.

2018. “#Rithmic Desire: PlatFORMing Capitalism and the Ideology of the Present.” Presented at the Capitalism Workshop. CSI Annex Toronto, ON. July 12th.

2018. “‘It can only be attributable to human error’: Reading the Hysterical Sublime in 2001: A Space Odyssey and Beyond.” Keynote address at 2001: A Space Odyssey – 50 Years Later: A 21st Century View of Stanley Kubrick’s Sci-Fi Masterpiece. The Gershman Y. Philadelphia, PA. March 24th. Keynote Talk.

2018. “De-Mystifying the Alt-Right.” Congregation Eytz Chayim. Winnipeg, MB. March 15th. Keynote Talk.

2017. “A Year in the ‘Upside Down’: Truth, ‘Objectivity,’ and the Rhetoric of ‘Both Sides’.” University of Winnipeg. November 8th. Public Talk.

2017. “Fascism Ascendant? The Mainstreaming of Hate.” University of Winnipeg. March 3rd. Public Talk.

2017. “‘Trump’: What does the Name Signify?.” Trumpism. University of Winnipeg. January 18th. Public Talk.

2015. “The Digital Reputation Economy: Social Media and the Neoliberal Subject.” Social Media Lab Research Speakers Series. Ryerson University. November 5th, 2015. Public Talk.

2015. “The Neoliberal Subject: What Social Media Reveals.” Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication. University of Winnipeg. September 18th. Public Talk.

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