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with Brian Larkin, Arvind Rajagopal, Timothy Corrigan, and Rahul Mukherjee
  • Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

FBH 323

Radiant Infrastructures critically interrogates the role of the media in covering nuclear reactors and cell antennas, which irradiate promises of development (energy security, "Digital India") and simultaneously generate intense fears of carcinogenic radiations. Rahul Mukherjee will introduce the project, "Radiant Infrastructures: Toxicity, Mediation, and Public Cultures of Uncertainty" and Brian Larkin (Anthropology, Barnard College, Columbia University) and Arvind Rajagopal (Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University) will respond. The book workshop will take place from 2-3:30pm at FBH 323, followed by a reception at the English Department's Faculty Lounge. Timothy Corrigan (Cinema and Media Studies Program Director, Penn) will moderate the discussion. (Open to Faculty - if you would like to read the introduction, please email for a copy). [Photo Collage: Courtesy R.P. Amudhan's Radiation Stories (top) and NDTV's Mobile Towers: Dangerous Signals (bottom)]