Save the Date! Future Bodies: NMC 2022 Symposium & Exhibition

The New Media Caucus invites you to save the date for our forthcoming symposium Future Bodies, to be held in September of 2022 (weekend TBD) at Virginia Tech University. The date will be finalized in February 2022.

Future Bodies will present a constellation of new interdisciplinary research and practice in new media that considers the role of bodies, broadly conceived, in our collective future.

A call for papers, participation, and performance/exhibition will soon follow!

We are pleased to announce that micha cárdenas will be our keynote speaker; her talk will be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person. Please see below for her full bio.

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant research university located in Blacksburg, VA, nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of western Virginia. The symposium will be co-hosted by the School of Visual Arts, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, and the Moss Arts Center.

More information and registration information can be found at

micha cárdenas, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Performance, Play and Design, and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she directs the Critical Realities Studio. Her book Poetic Operations, forthcoming from Duke University Press, proposes algorithmic analysis to develop a trans of color poetics. Cárdenas’s co-authored books The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities (2012) and Trans Desire / Affective Cyborgs (2010) were published by Atropos Press. She is co-editor of the book series Queer/Trans/Digital at NYU Press, with Amanda Philips and Bo Ruberg. She is a first generation Colombian American. Her articles have been published in Transgender Studies Quarterly, GLQ: Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, AI & Society, Scholar & Feminist Online, and the Ada Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology, among others.