#cpcc20 July 9th / July 10th, 2020
CPCC20 announces the keynote by Pawel Frelik on "Takeshi Was Here: Viral Revelations, Globalized Power, and Cyberpunk Myopia" to take place on Thursday, July 9th. For Friday, July 10th, the conference will host a roundtable discussion on "Living in Cyberpunk Times" featuring Sherryl Vint and Hugh O'Connell, as well as the editors of the Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture (RCCC).
I love the idea of this conference. First and foremost, the CyberPunk Culture Conference is a meta-conference. How often do we have the opportunity to participate in a meeting that is exactly constituted in/by its own scholarly focus, i.e., cyberculture? This also means an opportunity to test-drive our critical posthumanism, to be aware of the intriguing complexities of our material participation in this entirely digital scholarly meeting. Here we are (again) in the future-present. While the future is already here, just not evenly distributed, to recall William Gibson, the “we” who will participate in CPCC20 find ourselves in a major technological distribution zone right now, whether we like it or not.Veronica Hollinger, Professor of Cultural Studies, Trent University