"The In/Visibility of America's 21st Century Wars" lecture series continues this week with 2 special events featuring Roger Stahl, author of "Militainment" and a professor at the University of Georgia.
On Wednesday November 9 at 7pm in Myers Hall Room 130, Stahl will screen his latest documentary, "Returning Fire: Hacking War Game Culture." The film explores the actions of 3 hackers who attempt to infiltrate war games as a marker of dissent against the culture of "Militainment."
As part of the series, Stahl will deliver a lecture, "Sticks and
Stones: Digital War in the Public Mind," on Thursday November 10 at 7:15pm in Swain East 105. The presentation surveys war-themed game history, situating it within the shifting matrix of signs that that defines the citizen's relationship to war. It argues that the structure and dominant narratives of war-themed games contain clues for understanding the shape of the new warfare-state citizen and how this citizen is invited to participate (or not) in these ultimate political questions.
"The In/Visibility of America's 21st Century Wars" is a lecture series concerned with the paradox of a highly visualized contemporary American experience of war that is, on the one hand, ubiquitous and utterly present in public, popular culture; and on the other hand, invisible or absent, with no tangible sense that "America" is at war. This series is part of Themester, and is sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study Remak New Knowledge Seminar, College Arts and Humanities Institute, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Cultural Studies Program, and the Departments of Communication and Culture, Gender Studies, and Political Science.
For further information about this event or the series in general, please contact James Paasche at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jon Simons at email@example.com.