Lecture on “cockroaches, transhumanism and trauma”
Brief on how manipulation and control of insects represents rapid shift
Chandigarh: Panjab University Alumni Association in collaboration with the Department of English and Cultural Studies, Panjab University Chandigarh organised a special lectures by Prof. Alex Taek-Gwang Lee, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Prof. Joff P.N. Bradley, Teikyo University, Tokyo Japan, and Dr. Manoj NY, Jamia Millia Islamia University.
Prof. Joff P.N. Bradley, Teikyo University, Tokyo Japan, spoke on “Cockroaches, Transhumanism and Trauma”, elaborating on how manipulation and control of insects represents a rapid shift from a world of biological control to a technological one and addressed the unresolved philosophical arguments that accompany the rise of AI.
Dr. Manoj NY, Jamia Millia Islamia University, spoke on “Decolonizing the Social: Post/Non-human Imaginary”. Addressing the epistemological process of engaging with and rebuilding the social in its post/non-human present, he brought to light the role of anthropology in understanding the social life of things.
Prof. Alex Taek-Gwang Lee, Kyung Hee University, Seoul on “Machine and Subjectivity: Does AI Dream Like Us ?” Prof. Alex explored the differences between the human and the AI methods of information and experience processing.
Each session was followed by an engaging Question and Answer session.
Dr. Deepti Gupta Dean, Alumni Relations ,Dr. Meenu Gupta Dept. of English and Cultural Studies , faculty of the department , researchers and students were present on the occasion