Invited Talks/Keynotes

  • “Enjoying the Anthropocene? The Hysterical Sublime and the “Virtual” Logic of Posthumanist Theory.” Virtual Enjoyment Series. The Dormant Office. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. August 7th, 2021.
  • “‘Social Media’: The Right Concept for the Wrong Reason.” Dept. of Film and Media Studies, Colorado College. Colorado Springs, CO. November 11th, 2020.
  • 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, 2019. Invited Talk.
  • “Historicizing Slavoj Žižek.” University of Winnipeg, March 29th, 2019. Public Talk
  • “Power and Ideology in Social Media: The Trouble with Platform Capitalism.” Skywalk Lecture Series. Millenium Library. Winnipeg, MB. March 6th, 2019.
  • “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, 2018. Keynote Talk.
  • De-Mystifying the Alt-Right.” Congregation Eytz Chayim. Winnipeg, MB. March 15th, 2018. Keynote Talk.
  • “A Year in the ‘Upside Down’: Truth, ‘Objectivity,’ and the Rhetoric of ‘Both Sides’.” University of Winnipeg. November 8th, 2017. Public Talk.
  • “Fascism Ascendant? The Mainstreaming of Hate.” University of Winnipeg. March 3rd, 2017. Public Talk.
  • “‘Trump’: What does the Name Signify?.” Trumpism. University of Winnipeg. January 18th, 2017. Public Talk.
  • “The Digital Reputation Economy: Social Media and the Neoliberal Subject.” Social Media Lab Research Speakers Series. Ryerson University. November 5th, 2015. Public Talk.
  • “The Neoliberal Subject: What Social Media Reveals.” Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication. University of Winnipeg. September 18th, 2015. Public Talk.