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  Monday, November 26, 2012, 06:00 PM- 07:30 PM

    A digital prelude: On overlay, indexicality, and being behind In this talk I conduct a meta-analysis of my research in Indonesia and in virtual worlds, as well as the research of a number of other scholars, to address questions of temporality, repetition, and transformation. Drawing from a range of theoretical resources in queer studies, technology studies, linguistics, and other disciplines, I explore how the gap between the virtual and the actual provides a point of entre for considering how digital being - predicated on both constitutive discreteness and teleologies of locality, specificity, and difference - is powerfully shaping forms of everyday experience, community, and politics.