Hot Currents #1: Obsolescence Reading Group

MIMSGG will hold a reading group event in preparation for the Politics and Aesthetics of Obsolescence conference (Oct 12-13), where we will discuss excerpts from Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s book Planned Obsolescence (2011) and Joel Burges’ Out of Sync & Out of Work: History and the Obsolescence of Labor in Contemporary Culture (2018).

We have some giveaway book copies available, and will also provide light snacks and refreshments. Please email us via mimsgg@umn.edu to RSVP (especially if you would like the books–their number is limited, so first come first served is not out of the question).

September 28th at 2.30 pm in 201 Nicholson Hall.

Facebook event here.

We will be focusing on:
* Intro, Ch 5 “The University,” and Conclusion in Planned Obsolescence;
* Intro, Ch 1 “Culture by Outmoded Means,” Ch 5 “Politics by Obsolete Means” in Out of Sync & Out of Work.