Viernes 24 de Enero, 7pm
Naief Yehya, author of Pornocultura.
With Salvador Olguin and Mark Dery
Industrial engineer, journalist, writer, film critic and cultural critic, publishes in La Jornada, Letras libres, Zocalo and Art Nexus, among others. He has published three novels, three short stories collections, and the essays: The Transformed Body. Cyborgs and our Technological Heritage in the Real World and Science Fiction, War and Propaganda. Mass Media and the Myth of War in the US,and, Pornography, Technoculture, The Intimate Space Transformed in Times of War and Peace andPornculture. Yehya’s work deals mainly with the impact of technology, mass media, propaganda and pornography in culture and society. Yehya was born in Mexico City in 1963 and has lived in Brooklyn since 1992.
Naief Yehya (México, D. F., 1963) es narrador, crítico cultural y pornografógrafo, ha publicado en diarios y revistas mexicanos, españoles y estadounidenses ensayos así como relatos de ficción acerca del impacto de la tecnología y el fenómeno pornográfico en los medios y en la cultura. Su libros más recientes son Rebanadas (Conaculta, 2012 y Pornocultura. El espectro sexualizado de la violencia en los medios(Tusquets, 2013).
Mark Dery (http://markdery.com, @markdery) is a cultural critic. He coined the term "Afrofuturism," popularized the concept of "culture jamming," and has published widely on media, technology, pop culture, and American mythologies. He has been a professor of journalism at NYU, a Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow at UC Irvine, a Hertog author in Columbia University’s Hertog Fellowship program, and a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome. His books include The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium: American Culture on the Brink and Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century. His latest book is the essay collection I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-By Essays on American Dread, American Dreams. He is writing a biography of the artist and legendary eccentric Edward Gorey for Little, Brown.
Salvador Olguin is a writer born in Monterrey, Mexico, and currently based in Brooklyn. His work has been featured in magazines and journals in Mexico, Brazil, Spain and the US. In 2010 he received the Carmen Alardin Poetry Award granted by Mexico's Conaculta (National Council for Culture and the Arts) for his book La Carabela Portuguesa. Essays on writing, photography and death written by Olguin have appeared in books printed in Mexico City, Barcelona and New York. He was the curator of La Loteria Mexicana, a 2011 international art exhibit in Brooklyn which featured the work of artists from over 11 countries. He is a member of Observatory, an artists' collective interested in topics residing at the interstices of art and science, history and curiosity, magic and nature. He holds a Masters degree in Humanities and Social Thought from NYU.