Jan 29, 2019

Shaka McGlotten gives a keynote at transmediale 2019 in Berlin

Shaka McGlotten (fellow 2018) gives a keynote at transmediale 2019 in Berlin on Saturday, February 2, 2019, 6 pm with the title »Knitting and Knotting Love«.

How have networks influenced love – and how does love traverse networks? Shaka McGlotten has been exploring affective encounters, erotic desires, and queer forms of relating in social media for more than a decade. Looking into the movement of dreams, bodies, and discourses, they have been studying the intensities and intimacies that manifest the yearning for a life better lived. In their performative lecture at transmediale 2019, McGlotten tracks a networked experience of love. Their personal experiences will be interwoven with a theoretical engagement with network cultures through feminism and queer studies. Within this context, non-dual tantra is discussed as a technology that can foster innumerous threads among users: affects, moments of joy, and ways of living.

Find out more about the work of the social anthropologist with a background in visual arts on Schlosspost: https://schloss-post.com/knitting-knotting-love-network/

When: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 6 pm to 7.30 pm
Where: transmediale 2019, HKW Berlin, Auditorium
​Tickets: Festival Passes and Single Tickets here: https://2019.transmediale.de/visit