INCOMMUNICATION & Listening in a Complex World: With David Cecchetto
Date: December 13th, 2023
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm PST
Early Childhood Pedagogy Network Exposure Series
This event is an invitation to trouble the dominant idea of communication as an exchange of information within a "seemingly systematic world." We will engage with questions such as: What is it to be in communication? What kind of experience might listening entail? How might we think about "listening as (in)attention to a particular incommunicational economy"? What is the relation between listening and incommunication? How might we think about the relation between listening and sound?
David Cecchetto is Professor of Critical Digital Theory at York University in Toronto, where he directs the graduate program in Social and Political Thought and contributes to several others. David is President of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, and co-edits the Proximities: Experiments in Nearness book series (University of Minnesota Press). His most recent monograph is Listening in the Afterlife of Data: Aesthetics, Pragmatics, and Incommunication (Duke UP, 2022). As a quasi-practicing nonmusician, David has presented creative work internationally.