UDC 2015 keynote speaker announced: Astra Taylor

We are very pleased to announce that Astra Taylor will deliver the keynote talk at the UDC 2015 conference. Astra Taylor is a filmmaker, writer, and activist. Her films include Zizek!, a feature documentary about the world’s most outrageous philosopher, and Examined Life, a series of excursions with contemporary thinkers including Slavoj Zizek, Judith Butler, Cornel West, Peter Singer and others. Taylor’s essays and criticism have been published widely and she is the editor of Examined Life, a companion volume to the film, and coeditor of Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America. Taylor also helped launch the Occupy offshoot Strike Debt and its Rolling Jubilee campaign. Her latest book is The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age. She is currently working on a documentary about democracy.