Genocide in/and Digital Culture

February 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mauro Centre Boardroom, 252 St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba
70 Dysart Rd
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6

Genocide in/and Digital Culture: Projects, Prospects, and Challenges

Dr. Adam Muller, Director, Peace and Conflict Studies Graduate Programs Associate, Professor, Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media

In this talk, Dr. Muller will discuss some of the ways that emerging technologies are changing the way genocides are being explained, remembered, and understood. From geographical information system mapping, to “holograms” of genocide survivors, to virtual and augmented realities, new technologies are dramatically altering the ways scholars, heritage workers, peacebuilders, and the general public are able to engage with the traumatic past.

Dr. Muller will invite us to consider and critique a number of recent attempts to re-map genocides like the Holocaust digitally, as well as the virtualization of survivor testimony, the use of drones at atrocity sites, and attempts to virtually immerse “users” in DP and refugee camps, concentration camps, and other sites of atrocity.

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