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Date & Time
February 25, 2022 at 5:00 pm8:00 pm
Free; no reservations required
Gallery Room 235 at The Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Dr
Durham, NC 27708 United States

The works in the exhibit angle to negotiate the multiple meanings of the term latency, moving it away from its technological ties to optimization and efficiency. Rather than viewing it as an obstacle prohibitive to experience, the works in this exhibition offer various reflections on latency as the promise that something will come to pass at some point in the future. Latency, now dormant, possibly never manifest, is explored as a way to ground decisions, to act in the present, and to orient in specific ways towards specific futures. In this way, these works imagine latency as the very condition of possibility, especially as possibility is arrayed by techniques and epistemologies for seeing the future, and imagining specific futures at the cost of others.

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The Latency exhibit and the Improvisational Infrastructures speaker series are sponsored by CMAC and the Digital Humanities Initiative at the Franklin Humanities Institute.

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