About the event

Patricia Clough, Benjamin Haber, Karen Gregory, and Josh Scannell will discuss their performance-research project related to big data and visualization, work that evolved from their own Center for the Humanities Seminar The Life of Things. This work-in-progress will be performed at a public event Spring 2014.

Patricia Ticineto Clough is professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at The Graduate Center and Queens College, CUNY. She is author of Autoaffection: Unconscious Thought in the Age of Teletechnology (2000); Feminist Thought: Desire, Power and Academic Discourse (1994) and The End(s) of Ethnography: From Realism to Social Criticism (1998). She is editor of The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social, (2007) and with Craig Willse, editor of Beyond Biopolitics: Essays on the Governance of Life and Death (forthcoming, 2012). Clough’s work has drawn on theoretical traditions concerned with technology, affect, unconscious processes, timespace and political economy. She is currently working on Ecstatic Corona: Philosophy and Family Violence, an ethnographic historically researched experimental writing project about where she grew up in Queens New York.

Karen Gregory is a PhD candidate in the department of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her dissertation, entitled “Solves all problems: The work of psychics and tarot card readers in New York City”, is an ethnographic account of the labor of alternative practitioners and is drawn from two years of work at an esoteric school in the city. Karen is an Instructional Technology Fellow at Hunter College and is also a photographer. She most recently collaborated with Patricia Clough to produce a photo essay and performance piece entitled “Playing and Praying to the Beat of a Child’s Metronome." The essay will appear in a forthcoming issue of Subjectivity.

Benjamin Haber is a doctoral student in the department of Sociology at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Joshua Scannell is a doctoral student in Sociology at The Graduate Center, CUNY.