In her inaugural lecture at Goldsmiths, University of London, HtV collaborator Lisa Blackman will reflect on her longstanding work on embodiment and ‘threshold phenomena’ (voice hearing, suggestion, automaticity, contagion and feeling the future).
She will argue for the importance of attending to non-conventional understandings of these experiences and why they matter to theories of the media and mediation. The lecture will reflect on the challenges of shaping a future psychology, which is attentive to the political and ethical consequences of understanding how “we” participate in practices of media and communications.
Against a backdrop of calls for humanities scholars to take the sciences more seriously and to engage in interdisciplinary forms of inquiry, she will reflect on her experiences of collaborating with the Hearing Voices Network, and of being part of collective forms of inquiry. These have attempted to shape approaches to psychology and subjectivity, which can do justice to difference, inequalities, oppressions, prejudice and stigma.
She will stage a discussion of what is at stake by sharing some research from her current project, Haunted Data: Social Media, Affect, Weird Science and Archives of the Future.
All are welcome to join us for drinks after the lecture.
- Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre – Goldsmiths, University of London London, Greater London SE14 6AD GB – View Map
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