Wendy Hui Kyong Chun – My Mother Was a Keypunch Operator

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February 5, 2019
Time: 6:00-8:00pm

MB Building, 9th Floor, Room CD
Concordia University
1450 Guy St.
Montreal (Qc)

In collaboration with the Intersectionality Research Hub, The Feminist Media Studio is excited to host Wendy Hui Kyong Chun for a public lecture at Concordia University on February 5.

Through a talk experimental in form and approach, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun weaves together the personal, theoretical and political in order to grapple with the complicated relationship between gender, feminism, race, migration and technology. Moving from her mother’s experience as a keypunch operator, her own experiences in engineering and the aftermath of the Montreal massacre, Chun addresses how we inhabit each other through our experiences and actions.

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun is Simon Fraser University’s Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media in the School of Communication. She has studied both Systems Design Engineering and English Literature, which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media. She is author of Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (MIT, 2006), Programmed Visions: Software and Memory (MIT, 2011), and Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media (MIT, 2016). She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania, Member of the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), and held fellowships from: the Guggenheim, ACLS, American Academy of Berlin, and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. She has been the Velux Visiting Professor of Management, Politics and Philosophy at the Copenhagen Business School; the Wayne Morse Chair for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon, Visiting Professor at Leuphana University (Luneburg, Germany), and Visiting Associate Professor in the History of Science Department at Harvard, of which she is an Associate.