Friday, November 17th, 1 pm- 4 pm, Ahmanson Lab in Leavey Library – Dr. micha cárdenas, “Trans Imaginaries”
Join artist, scholar, activist, and USC alumna micha cárdenas as she launches her debut novel, Atoms Never Touch. Exploring time travel, cybernetics, and neurobiology through vectors of queer desire, revolution, and radical imaginaries, Atoms Never Touch taps into the power of speculative fiction to move us toward alternative futures. cárdenas will deliver a reading from her novel, followed by a conversation with Tara McPherson. Together they will reflect on cárdenas’ novel as well as on her polymathic praxis, a career that sees her moving fluidly between academic, artistic, and activist realms. Before the reading, cárdenas will conduct a practice-based performance workshop.