Undoing the Future—Troubling Time/s, and Ecologies of Nothingness

A lecture by Karen Barad
Monday, March 19, 2018
6 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

In this lecture honoring the advancement of women in science, Karen Barad investigates how the keys to quantum theory, namely the indeterminacy of time-being, can be used to unlock our understanding of social phenomena, such as colonialism, capitalism, militarism, racism, nationalism, and environmental destruction. How are such scourges of society entangled with nuclear and particle physics research? Barad takes up quantum physics’ immanent deconstructive dynamics, considers ways in which quantum physics troubles modernist conceptions of time, and asks whether quantum temporalities might offer radical new ways for cohabiting our planet more justly. Karen Barad is professor of feminist studies, philosophy, and history of consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Information: bcrw.barnard.edu

Mar. 19, 2018 - 6:00 PM
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