This presentation develops and updates the concept of the artisan as introduced in Thousand Plateaus within the problematic of the Anthropocene that grips us all. The concept, “an avant-garde without authority,” is developed in relation to the coalescence of art, science, and technology that explores the “quantum” materiality of the inhuman (the AI of technology) and the nonhuman (the inorganic) in relation to the “future” of our species. Can the “dark” save us?
about the author(s)
jan jagodzinski is a Professor in the Department of Secondary Education, University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where he teaches visual art and media education and curricular issues as they relate to postmodern concerns of gender politics, cultural studies, and media (film and television). He is a founding member of the Caucus on Social Theory in Art Education (NAEA), past editor of the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education (JSTE), past president of SIG Media, Culture and Curriculum, Editorial Board Member for Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society (PCS) Advisory Board for Journal of Lacanian Studies (JLS), Review Board for Studies in Art Education (SAE), Journal of Curriculum Theorizing (JCT), Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education (JCRAE), Visual Culture & Gender; and Co-series editor with Mark Bracher of the book series Pedagogy, Psychoanalysis, Transformation (Palgrave Press). He is the author of The Anamorphic I/i (Duval House Publishing Inc, 1996); Postmodern Dilemmas: Outrageous Essays in Art & Art Education (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1997); Pun(k) Deconstruction: Experifigural Writings in Art & Art Education (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1997); Editor of Pedagogical Desire: Transference, Seduction and the Question of Ethics (Bergin & Garvey, 2002); Youth Fantasies: The Perverse Landscape of the Media (Palgrave, 2004); Musical Fantasies: A Lacanian Approach (Palgrave, 2005); Television and Youth: Televised Paranoia (Palgrave, 2008); The Deconstruction of the Oral Eye: Art and Its Education in an Era of Designer Capitalism (Palgrave, 2010); Arts Based Research: A Critique and Proposal (Sense Publishers, in progress), and Misreading Postmodern Antigone: Marco Bellocchio’s Devil in the Flesh (Diavolo in Corpo) (Intellect Books, in process).
info & contact
University of Alberta, Edmonton, CA
jan.jagodzinski [AT] ualberta.ca