This lecture explores ‘cybercouture’, the encounter between fashion and technology that opens up a future world where garments are merged with human skin, body and identity. Cybercouture involves a play with identity that can be understood – following Deleuze and Guattari – as a process of transformative ‘becoming’.
Prof.dr. Anneke Smelik is professor of Visual Culture at the Radboud University Nijmegen. She has published widely in the field of fashion, cinema, popular culture and cultural memory. Her new books are Delft Blue to Denim Blue. Contemporary Dutch Fashion (forthcoming 2016) and Thinking Through Fashion. A Guide to Key Theorists (2015).