[Keynote] Counting the Dead: Consent, Quantum Media, & How We Come to Matter

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Keynote presentation for the 2017 Digital Frontiers Conference. This presentation discusses how the practice of counting the dead is deeply entangled with the long histories the paperwork and media technologies used to certify and regulate the lives of U.S. citizens and expresses and shapes how the nation-state values different lives and bodies.

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Wernimont, Jacqueline September 22, 2017.

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Keynote presentation for the 2017 Digital Frontiers Conference. This presentation discusses how the practice of counting the dead is deeply entangled with the long histories the paperwork and media technologies used to certify and regulate the lives of U.S. citizens and expresses and shapes how the nation-state values different lives and bodies.

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Abstract: Quantum media work to enumerate human life, activity, and death - most often in the service of state, corporate, or regulatory interests. The practice of counting the dead is deeply entangled with the long histories the paperwork and media technologies used to certify and regulate the lives of U.S. citizens and expresses and shapes how the nation-state values different lives and bodies. Performing a long history/media archeology of death counts, I'll be asking us to collectively consider how quantification, access, and representation play out differently depending on who is counting and who is counted. What can early modern and colonial practices teach us about the value traces in 21st century quantum media?

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  • 2017 Digital Frontiers Conference, September 21-23, 2017. Denton, Texas.

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Wernimont, Jacqueline. [Keynote] Counting the Dead: Consent, Quantum Media, & How We Come to Matter, presentation, September 22, 2017; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1010756/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .