Lights, Camera, Investigation A Roundtable Discussion on Research and/as Video-Making

How does making video differ from writing about it? What power do images and video-making tools have to change thoughts, or to think themselves? These questions motivated this virtual roundtable discussion between individuals with differing intellectual and professional relationships to video practice – a video artist, essayist, and documentarist.

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Loving the Earth Being posthuman in the Ecosexual Bathhouse

How is the relationship between human and nature defined through an installation which encourages its visitors to sexually stimulate a flower? How are these intimate acts troubled by questions of consent and hierarchy? Flora Woudstra examines this performance art piece by Pony Express as a strategy for achieving a state of posthumanity, questioning the very barriers it claims to overcome.

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PODCAST: Trigger Warnings Handling sensitive content in the classroom

What place do trigger warnings have in the classroom? How should sensitive content be handled by professors? And what conflicts and opportunities arise from such discussions of trauma, diversity and censorship? Cultural Analysis students address these questions in depth, interviewing classmates and faculty members from the University of Amsterdam and beyond. By critically assessing trigger…

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