micha cárdenas

micha cárdenas

micha cárdenas is an artist, theorist, student and educator who creates and studies trans of color movement in digital media, where movement includes performance, migration, urban mobility and social movement. micha is a Provost Fellow and PhD candidate in Media Arts + Practice (iMAP) at University of Southern California and a member of the art collective Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0. micha’s solo and collaborative work has been seen in museums, galleries, biennials, keynotes, community and public spaces around the world. Her co-authored book The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities was published by Atropos Press in 2012. Her project Autonets has been presented in cities across the Americas and Europe.

In 2014 micha is a visiting scholar in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, and a MacArthur Foundation HASTAC Scholar. In 2013 micha was a fellow at the Post Media Lab at Leuphana University in Germany, a New Directions Scholar at the USC Center for Feminist Research and a HASTAC Scholar. She holds an MFA from University of California, San Diego, an MA in Communication from the European Graduate School and a BS in Computer Science from Florida International University. She blogs at michacardenas.org and tweets at @michacardenasRead more…

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Upcoming Talks, Performances and Exhibitions

2015

February 3, Los Angeles
Munroe Center for Social Inquiry at Pitzer College

Jan 8-11, Vancouver
MLA 2015, Vancouver, “Queer OS: Queerness as Operating System”

2014

November 13-16, Puerto Rico
National Women’s Studies Association, “Transgression, Gender Disturbance, and Feminist Sci-Fi Futures”

November 6-9, Los Angeles
American Studies Association Annual Meeting, “Feminist Making”

October 14-16, Philadelphia
Visiting Artist at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA

August 18, Toronto
What Carries Us Through the World, OCAD

Recent Talks and Performances

2014

August 16, Toronto
Ill Nana DiverseCity Dance Company’s Performance Showcase

August 13, Toronto
Body Games 2 with Dames Making Games

July 1-15, Toronto
Artist in Residence, LGBT Intergenerational Residency, Artscape Gibraltar

July 2, Toronto
Body Games, Workshop series with Dames Making Games Toronto

June 19, Detroit
Trans Women of Color International Network Gathering, Allied Media Conference

May 22-24, Winnipeg, MB
Plenary Panel, Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism

May 9-11, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Living as Form (Nomadic Edition) Antioch College

May 1-3, Virginia Tech
Keynote, Gender, Bodies, Technology Conference, Virginia Tech

April 24-27, Lima, Peru
HASTAC 2014, Hemispheric Hacktivism Panel

December 2013 – March 30, 2014, Germany
EDT in Global Activism, ZKM Karlsruhe

March 27, Toronto
University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Colloquia Series 

March 12-14, Sweden
Keynote, Digital Gender Theory and Practice, Umeå University, Sweden

January 16, Toronto
InterAccess 30th Anniversary