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FORUM: “Academic Accountability, Computationalism, and Political Economy: The Future of Higher Education,” with Zach Kaiser, Department of Art, Art History, & Design, MSU

October 12, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Zach Kaiser

Is neoliberalism a red herring? Is it possible that an intersubjectivity dominated by computationalism–a commitment to the view that a great deal, perhaps all, of human and social experience can be explained via computational processes, which caters to the neoliberal project, but is not exclusive to it–is actually that which is eroding education?

Reflecting on a praxis that connects artistic interventions with pedagogy, this lecture will examine the future of higher education through the mutually-constitutive production of computing, selves, and political economy.

Zach Kaiser is an experienced designer, educator, and music producer. He earned his MFA in design from the Dynamic Media Institute at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2013. Zach is also a co-founder of Skeptic, a Boston-based research and design collective whose work ranges from large-scale interactive installations to service design, and from brand identity design to mobile application design and development. The work of Skeptic has been featured at several design conferences, including UX Fest 2013 and Design Exchange Boston.

Zach was raised in Madison, Wisconsin, where he earned his undergraduate art degree from the University of Wisconsin. Zach has exhibited nationally and internationally and has presented about his research in a wide variety of settings with diverse levels of academic affiliation, including the Allied Media Conference in Detroit and Relating Systems Thinking and Design in Oslo, Norway.


October 12, 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Neoliberalism in Higher Education


61 Kellogg Center
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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