Object-Oriented Gaga (by Shane Denson)

In Object-Oriented Gaga, Shane Denson, post-doctoral researcher in American Studies and coordinator of the Initiative for Interdisciplinary Media Research at the Leibniz University of Hannover, explores the relation between contemporary enactments of celebrity and the nonhuman agencies that make them possible—as deployed in the arsenal of medially and ontologically “queer” objects (disco sticks, disco gloves, and iPod LCD glasses) that articulate Lady Gaga’s iconic and serially mutating persona. Talk originally presented at The Nonhuman Turn conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. (Share Link: http://youtu.be/a8pSO8RjXS0)