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PANEL - Art and Science in the Age of Biopolitics

Sciences today are intimately related to societal dynamics and evolution. Advances in research and their technical applications raise complex ethical issues that directly concern individuals and communities. In fact, the development of scientific and digital technologies enables important control actions over human activities, while responding to major financial, corporate and political interests, sometimes to the advantage, sometimes to the detriment of fundamental individual and collective rights and freedoms. This panel brings together a range of perspectives from the fields of art, science, technology and media studies to investigate some of the ways in which these power dynamics affect both the physical and political bodies of global populations. Moderator VINCENT MARQUIS - Eastern Bloc (QC) MARY BUNCH - IGFA, McGill University (QC) ALESSANDRO DELFANTI - University of Toronto (CA/IT) TAGNY DUFF - Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University (QC) More info:

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