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Talk of the Bay, May 16: “Are we the cows of the future?” The digital management of nature and humans with Professor Esther Leslie, Birkbeck University, London
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Join host Ronnie Lipschutz and Dr. Esther Leslie, Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck University in London for this rebroadcast.  “Political Aesthetics highlights the complex and ambiguous connections of aesthetics with social, cultural and political experiences in contemporary societies.”  This past January, Leslie published an entry in “The Stone,” a New York Times column on philosophy.  There, she asked “Are we the cows of the future?” to be manipulated and managed like livestock. Among other topics, we talk about contemporary utopian visions of nature, digital surveillance and the relationship of humans to nature.

You can find links to Dr. Leslie’s publications here: https://www.bbk.ac.uk/our-staff/profile/8008438/esther-leslie#publications