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Curriculum Vitae

DALE CARRICO

dcarrico@sfai.edu
ndaleca@gmail.com
amormundi.blogspot.com

CURRENT POSITIONS

Visiting Faculty, Liberal Humanities, San Francisco Art Institute, from 2004 to the present.
Lecturer, Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley, from 2005 to the present.

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley, 2005
Dissertation: Pancryptics: Technocultural Transformations of the Subject of Privacy
Committee: Judith Butler, Chair (Rhetoric and Comparative Literature); Mark Poster (History, UC Irvine); Pamela Samuelson (School of Law and School of Information Management and Systems); Linda Williams (Rhetoric and Film Studies)
M.A., Department of Philosophy, Georgia State University, 1995
Thesis: Technology and Proliferating “Queer” Bodies
Committee: Timothy Renick, Chair; Linda Bell, Stephen Prothero
Many of the themes of the thesis were summarized and published as an article, Technology Is Making Queers of Us All, published by the magazine BetterHumans, January 5, 2004.
B.A., cum laude. Department of English, Georgia State University, 1989
Indiana University, Department of Comparative Literature, 1983-1986

TEACHING FIELDS AND AREAS OF ACADEMIC INTEREST

Aesthetics and Politics
Critical Theory
Environmental Justice
Gender Studies
Media and Network Criticism
Peace and Reconciliation Studies
Rhetorical Theory and Argumentation
Science and Technology Studies

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

Futurological Discourse and Posthuman Terrains, Existenz, Volume 8, No. 2, Fall 2013

The Unbearable Stasis of "Accelerating Change," h+ Magazine, June 5, 2012.

Review (originally titled, "Schlock and Awesome: Why Futurism Is Worse Than You Think") of the book Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler (Free Press, 2012) published by the Foundation for Peer to Peer Alternatives, May 24, 2012.

Overview of "Geo-Engineering" As Futurological Greenwashing, on Worldchanging, August 10, 2010.

Superlative Futurology, Re-Public: Re-Imagining Democracy, June 2009.

Is Obama the Face of Ongoing p2p Democratization? Foundation for Peer to Peer Alternatives, March 16, 2009.

Selections from My Recurring Column of Anti-Futurological Critique, published by the World Future Society:
Ten Reasons to Take Seriously the Transhumanists, Singularitarians, Techno-Immortalists, Nano-Cornucopiasts and Other Assorted Robot Cultists, March 15, 2012.
Futurological Brickbats (A Selection), March 22, 2012.
Ten Futurological Admonitions, March 29, 2012.
What Are People Really Talking About When They Talk About "Geo-Engineering"? April 14, 2012.
"Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again" May 5, 2012.
SpaceX Space Cadets Set Their Sights On Libertopian Mars, June 3, 2012.
How to Write Your Transhumanist Article (A Helpful Guide for More Profitable Prophesying) June 13, 2012.
The "Financial Singularity" Is Not About Mystery But About Fraud, June 17, 2012.
Singularitarian Hype and the Denial of History, June 17, 2012.
"Am I Going To Become A Cyborg In The Future?" July 7, 2012.
"I Tweet From Basement, Home of Mom": Time For A Cyberspace Manifesto 2.0? July 15, 2012.
Performance Artist and Sousveillance Activist Steve Mann Assaulted in Paris McDonalds, July 17, 2012.
Exxon-Mobil's "Geo-Engineering" Discourse Is Just More Futurological Greenwashing, July 23, 2012.
All Humans Are Mortal. Socrates Is Human. Therefore, Socrates Is Mortal, August 1, 2012.
Tributaries: Somebodies That Used Gotye To Know Themselves, August 15, 2012.
Futurological Defenses of Automation, Outsourcing, Crowdsourcing, and Precarizing Labor, August 29, 2012.
Techno-Immortalists Exploit Dying Women To Peddle Pseudo-Science and Threaten Critics, September 3, 2012.
A Comment on Artificial Imbecillence, October 7, 2012.
Dressing for The Future, October 17, 2012.
Is "Geo-Engineering" Really Just Gardening? November 19, 2012.
Insecurity Theatre: How Futurological Existential-Risk Discourse Deranges Serious Technodevelopmental Deliberation, November 28, 2012.
Paul Krugman Flirts With Futurism, January 2, 2013.
"Driverless Cars" As Dead-Ender Car Culture Apologia, January 7, 2013.
Private Space Follies, January 10, 2013.
Tim O'Reilly on: "The Golden Age,"January 24, 2013.
p2p is EITHER Pay to Peer OR it is Peers to Precarity, March 23, 2013.
"The Future" Is Always Somebody Else's Pain and Payment for Our Sins, April 3, 2013.
Why Does Tim Wu Side With the Technoblatherers?, April 14, 2013.
Farhad Manjoo's Camera Reassura, April 19, 2013.
Zuckerberg's Privation, April 27, 2013.
Peter Thiel Against Hollywood Against "The Future," May 15, 2013.
Googlenature, May 16, 2013.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tweet, June 1, 2013.
Transcending the Lawnmower Man, April 17, 2014.

GRANTS, AWARDS AND HONORS

LOGS Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, Legion of Graduate Students, San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), 2010
Departmental Research Award, UC Berkeley, 2006
Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics (CCLE), Summer Fellowship, 2004
Pedagogy Departmental Grant, UC Berkeley, 2004
Wollenberg Grant, 2003
Fletcher Jones Memorial Fellowship, 2000-2001
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley, 1998-1999
University Block Grant, Department of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley, 1998

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, PUBLIC TALKS, AND PANELS

"Futurological Discourse and Posthuman Terrains," American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 27-31, 2013.

Panel Chair, "Thinking Outside the Frame: Avant-Garde Calligraphy, Relational Art, and New Cinema," Drawing, Interpreting, Synthesizing: Robert and Colleen Haas Scholars Tenth Annual Spring Research Conference, University of California at Berkeley, May 2, 2008

"The Sense and Significance of the Emerging Netroots: Digby, Benkler & Arendt in the Progressive Blogosphere," Roosevelt Institution, University of California at Berkeley, October 24, 2007

“Media Tactics for the New World Order: A Screening and Panel Discussion of the Film Loose Change,” San Francisco Art Institute, October 11, 2006

“Alone With My Thoughts: Private and Public Faces of Cognitive Self-Determination,” Human Enhancement Technologies and Human Rights, Stanford University, May 27, 2006

"Pay to Peer: Basic Income and the Emerging Peer-to-Peer Network Culture," The Fourth Congress of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network: "The Right to Economic Security," New York, NY, March 5, 2005

“Setting the Scene: Creating Conditions in Which Students Teach Themselves to Read and Write Argumentatively,” Center for Individual Learning, San Francisco Art Institute, February, 2005

“Parables of Virtuality: ‘Burning Chrome’ and the Dark Night of Bodies,” Representations of the Virtual, University of California at Berkeley, February 17, 2005

“Teaching the Four Habits of Argumentative Writing,” Pedagogy Workshop, University of California at Berkeley, Department of Rhetoric, October 25, 2004

“Vulgar Biocentrism Among the Technophiles,” Art in the Posthuman Era, University of Toronto, August 6, 2004

“Doin’ What Comes Naturally: Margaret Somerville’s Bio-Conservative Deployment of the Precautionary Principle in Her Case against Gay Marriage,” New Feminist Perspectives on Biotechnology and Bioethics, University of California at Berkeley, March 12, 2004

“’Keep Your Laws Off My Body!’: Biotechnology and the Politics of Choice, from Reproductive to Morphological Freedom,” New Feminist Perspectives on Biotechnology and Bioethics,University of California at Berkeley, March, 11, 2004

“Problems in Teaching Rhetoric,” Department of Rhetoric Pedagogy Seminar, University of California at Berkeley, October 20, 2003

“Technocultural Singularity and the Shifting Terrain of Humanist Politics: Liberal Humanism, Transhumanism, Posthumanism.” Born of Desertion: Singularity, Collectivity, Revolution, Marxist Reading Group, University of Florida, March 21, 2003

“Abject Beasts: Impurity, Solidarity, and the Politics of Vegetarianism,” Subject, Object, Abject, University of California at Berkeley, February 28, 2003

“Animal Rites: Vegetarian Criticism, Vegetarian Selves,” Culture Is Ordinary, Bowling Green State University, April 18, 1997

“The New Market: Intellectual Property Rights and the Technology Debates,” Interface, Southern College of Technology, October 21, 1993

CONFERENCE ORGANIZING

Organizing Committee, Human Enhancement Technologies and Human Rights Conference, Stanford University, May 26-28, 2006

Chief Organizer, the 13th Annual, Boundaries in Question Conference -- Feminists Face the Future: New Feminist Perspectives on Biotechnology and Bioethics, University of California at Berkeley, March 11-13, 2004

Chief Organizer, the 12th Annual, Boundaries in Question Conference, University of California at Berkeley, February, 28-March 1, 2003

Co-Organizer, OutSouth: Queer Arts Festival, Asheville, North Carolina, September 24-27, 1992.

ACTIVITIES AND ACADEMIC SERVICE

Research Team and Draft Committee for the Liberal Arts Program Assessment at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 2010-2011

Pedagogy Working Group, Department of Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley, 2004-2005

Steward, Dept. of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley, Association of Graduate Student Employees, 1996-1998

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Graduate Courses

CS 500: Designs on Us: Anti-Politics in Green, Media, and Medical Design Discourses (San Francisco Art Institute) Fall, 2014
EMS 590: Thesis I: Independent Investigations (San Francisco Art Institute) Spring, 2014
CS 500A: Introduction to Critical Theory (San Francisco Art Institute) Spring, 2014
EMS 590: Thesis I: Independent Investigations (San Francisco Art Institute) Fall, 2013
EMS 590: Thesis I: Independent Investigations (San Francisco Art Institute) Spring, 2013
CS 500: Fetish, Figure, Fact (San Francisco Art Institute), Spring 2013.
EMS 590: Thesis I: Independent Investigations (San Francisco Art Institute) Fall, 2012
EMS 590: Thesis I: Independent Investigations (San Francisco Art Institute) Spring, 2012
CS 500: What Now? Aesthetics and Politics Between Past and Future (San Francisco Art Institute) Spring, 2012
EMS 590: Thesis I: Independent Investigations (San Francisco Art Institute) Fall, 2011
EMS 590: Thesis I: Independent Investigations (San Francisco Art Institute) Spring, 2011
CS 500: Designs on Us: Anti-Politics in Green, Media, and Medical Design Discourses (San Francisco Art Institute) Spring 2011
EMS 590: Thesis I: Independent Investigations (San Francisco Art Institute) Fall, 2010
EMS 590: Thesis I: Independent Investigations (San Francisco Art Institute) Spring, 2010
EMS 590: Thesis I: Independent Investigations (San Francisco Art Institute) Fall, 2009
CS 500: Design for Living: Artifice and Agency (San Francisco Art Institute) Spring 2009
EMS 590: Thesis I: Independent Investigations (San Francisco Art Institute) Spring, 2009
EMS 590: Thesis I: Independent Investigations (San Francisco Art Institute) Fall, 2008
EMS 590: Thesis I: Independent Investigations (San Francisco Art Institute) Spring, 2008

Upper Division Undergraduate Courses

HUMN 300A: Critical Theory A, "The Point Is to Change It" (San Francisco Art Institute), Fall 2014
RHET 103A: Philosophistry: Patriarchal Convention and Conviction in Classical Antiquity (UC Berkeley), Summer 2014
HUMN 300B: Critical Theory B, "Planetary Thinking and Environmental Justice" (SFAI), Spring 2014
HUMN 300A: Critical Theory A, "The Point Is to Change It" (San Francisco Art Institute), Fall 2013
RHET 103A: Are We Not Men? Patriarchal Convention and Conviction in Classical Antiquity (UC Berkeley), Summer 2013
HUMN 300A: Critical Theory A, "The Point Is to Change It" (San Francisco Art Institute), Spring 2013
HUMN 300B: Critical Theory B, "Peer to Peer Democratization and Anti-Democratization" (SFAI), Fall 2012
HUMN 300A: Critical Theory A, "The Point Is to Change It" (San Francisco Art Institute), Summer 2012
RHET 103A: Rhetoric in Classical Antiquity (UC Berkeley), Summer 2012
HUMN 300B: Critical Theory B, "The Point Is to Change It" (San Francisco Art Institute), Spring 2012
HUMN 300A: Critical Theory B, "Technoscience and Environmental Justice" (San Francisco Art Institute), Fall 2011
Rhetoric 121: The Rhetoric of Narrative Selfhood in the Graphic Novel (UC Berkeley), Summer 2011
HUMN 300A: Critical Theory A, "The Point Is to Change It" (San Francisco Art Institute) Summer 2011
HUMN 300B: Critical Theory B, "Democracy, Peer to Peer" (San Francisco Art Institute) Fall 2010
HUMN 300A: Critical Theory A, "From Philosophy to Post-Philosophy, From Humanism to Post-Humanism" (SFAI) Summer, 2010
Rhetoric 171: Altars and Alters to the Market: Rhetoric in the Neoliberal/Neoconservative Epoch (UC Berkeley), Spring, 2010
Rhetoric 105: Homo Economicus: Setting the Stage for Enterprising Modernities (UC Berkeley), Spring, 2010
HUMN 300B: Critical Theory B, "Green Theories, Green Practices" Spring 2010
Rhetoric 181: Green Rhetoric (UC Berkeley), Fall 2009
HUMN 300A: Critical Theory A, "Theory After Philosophy, Humanity After Humanism" Fall 2009
HUMN 300A: Critical Theory A, "Crisis and Critique," Summer 2009
Rhetoric 199 (Independent Study): Obama's Rhetoric (UC Berkeley), Spring 2009
HUMN 300B: Critical Theory B, "Theory and Technoscience, Peer to Peer" Fall 2008
HUMN 300A: Critical Theory A, "Theory, Science, and the Human," Fall 2008
HUMN 300A: Critical Theory A, "Crisis and Critique," Summer 2008
Rhetoric 103B: Politics and Aesthetics (UC Berkeley), Spring, 2008
HUMN 300A: Critical Theory A, “The Point Is to Change It” (SFAI), Spring, 2008
HUMN 300B: Critical Theory B, “Nature and Criticism” (San Francisco Art Institute), Fall, 2007
HUMN 300A: Critical Theory A, “Theory, Thing, Fetish” (San Francisco Art Institute), Fall, 2007
Rhetoric 181: Green Rhetoric (UC Berkeley), Fall, 2007
HUMN 300A: Critical Theory A, “The Point Is to Change It” (San Francisco Art Institute), Summer, 2007
Rhetoric 189: “Mediated Republic: From Broadcast to p2p [Peer-to-Peer]” (UCB), Spring, 2007
Rhetoric 103B: Politics and Aesthetics (UC Berkeley), Spring, 2007
HUMN 300A: Critical Theory A, “The Enterprise of Interpretation” (SFAI), Spring, 2007
Rhetoric 121A: "Biopunk and the Bioethical Imaginary," UC Berkeley, Fall, 2006
Rhetoric 132: "Design for Living: Artifice and Agency," UC Berkeley, Fall, 2006
HUMN 300B: Critical Theory B, “Theory Faces Technoscience” (SFAI), Fall, 2006
HUMN 300A: Critical Theory A, “The Point Is to Change It” (SFAI), Fall, 2006
HUMN 300A: Critical Theory A, “Thinking What We Are Doing” (SFAI), Summer, 2006
HUMN 300A: Critical Theory A, “Objectification and Objection” (San Francisco Art Institute), Spring, 2006
HUMN 300A: Critical Theory A, “Critique, Subjection, Prostheses” (San Francisco Art Institute), Fall, 2005
Rhetoric 110: Advanced Argumentation, “Varieties of Techno-Ethical Discourse and Policy: Bioethics, Neuroethics, Roboethics, and Media Criticism” (UC Berkeley), Summer, 2005
Rhetoric 199 (Independent Study): Arendt on the Given, the Forgiven, and the Gift (UCB), Summer, 2005
HUMN 300B: Critical Theory B, "Political Discourse of Digital Networks” (SFAI), Spring, 2005
Rhetoric 110: Advanced Argumentation, “Deliberation, Demonstration, and Debate about Technological Change” (UCB), Summer, 2004
Rhetoric 110: Advanced Argumentation, “Close Reading as Argumentative Discourse” (UCB), Summer, 2002

Lower Division Undergraduate Courses

Rhetoric 20: The Rhetoric of Interpretation, "Fact, Figure, Fetish" (UC Berkeley), Summer, 2014
Rhetoric 20: The Rhetoric of Interpretation, "Fact, Figure, Fetish" (UC Berkeley), Summer, 2013
Rhetoric 20: The Rhetoric of Interpretation, "Who Holds the Keys?" (UC Berkeley), Summer, 2012
Rhetoric 1B: "Argument Against Violence, Argument As Violence" (UC Berkeley), Summer 2011
Rhetoric 20: The Rhetoric of Interpretation, "Who Holds the Keys?" (UC Berkeley), Summer, 2010
Rhetoric 20: The Rhetoric of Interpretation, "Who Holds the Keys?" (UC Berkeley), Summer, 2009
Rhetoric 10: The Rhetoric of Argument, "What Is Compelling?" (UC Berkeley), Summer, 2009
Rhetoric 10: The Rhetoric of Argument, "What Is Compelling?" (UC Berkeley), Spring, 2009
Rhetoric 10: The Rhetoric of Argument, "What Is Compelling?" (UC Berkeley), Fall, 2008
Rhetoric 10: The Rhetoric of Argument, "Conviction, Compulsion, Obligation" (UC Berkeley), Summer, 2008
Rhetoric 10: Rhetoric and Argumentation, "Persuasion, Violence, Nonviolence," (UC Berkeley), Summer, 2007
Rhetoric 20: The Rhetoric of Interpretation (UC Berkeley), Spring, 2006
Rhetoric 1A: “Ranting, Raving, Writing” (UC Berkeley), Spring, 2006
ENGL 100: Composition A, “Ranting, Raving, Writing” (San Francisco Art Institute), Fall, 2005
Rhetoric 2: Public Speaking. (UC Berkeley) Summer, 2005
Rhetoric 2: Public Speaking. (UC Berkeley) Summer, 2004
Rhetoric 1A: The Craft of Writing, “Technology and Democracy” (UC Berkeley) Summer, 2003
Ind. Study, K50: “Rhetoric of Liberal Citizenship” (NYU, Gallatin School). Fall, 2002
Rhetoric 1B: The Craft of Writing. “Ranting and Raving” (UC Berkeley). Fall, 2001
Rhetoric 10: An Introduction to Rhetoric and Argumentation. (UC Berkeley). Summer, 2001
Rhetoric 1A: The Craft of Writing. “The Presence of the Future” (UC Berkeley). Spring, 2000
Rhetoric 1B: The Craft of Writing. “The Violence in Everyday Life” (UC Berkeley). Fall, 1999
Rhetoric 10: Introduction to the Field of Rhetoric, with Jill Stauffer, Co-Instructor (UCB). Summer, 1999
Rhetoric 1B: The Craft of Writing. “Derangements of Desire” (UC Berkeley). Spring, 1999
Rhetoric 1B: The Craft of Writing. “The Subject of Pedagogy” (UC Berkeley). Spring, 1998
Rhetoric 1B: The Craft of Writing. “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” (UCB). Fall, 1997

MASTERS THESES DIRECTED

Candace Cui -- Bridging the GAP: Audience Interaction in the Digital Age and the Google Art Project, 2012 (SFAI).
Ian Paul -- Border Politics, Border Poetics, 2011 (SFAI)
Bokyung Kim -- Presence in Present Tense: The Significant Moment in JoAnn Verburg, Carla Shapiro and Kimsooja, 2011 (SFAI)
Adam Prince, Dams, Discourse, and Development: Refiguring the Flows of Progress, 2010 (SFAI)

HONORS THESES DIRECTED

Jason Dang, "Just Laughs: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert as a Comedic Insurgency against Mass News Media," Spring 2009 (UCB)
Ian Ferguson, "Promoting the Progress: A Comedy," Spring 2009 (UCB)
Eugene Chow, "Peer to Peer: Ethnic Resistance By Way of Incongruity," Spring 2008 (UCB).
Nicolas Lauricella, "Godard on YouTube: Peer to Peer and True Montage," Spring 2008 (UCB)
Nicole Holly Gordon, "The Architecture of the Invisible: On Women, Workers, and Water in New Argentine Cinema," Spring 2008 (UCB)
Chad Lott, "Iron John Conner," Fall 2008 (UCB)
Bryn Esplin, "Reality, Tradition & Device: A Critique of Judgment in Reality Television," Fall 2007 (UCB).

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