Natali Leduc, B.A., M.A., M.F.A., PhD, Ersatz IT Consultant

Natali Leduc, our IT consultant for the conference, sparked our imaginations with a dazzling performance art piece that satirized the increasing imbrication of humans with technology in the era of the ersatz. In this photo, Natali demonstrates her methodology--literalization sprinkled with farce--by depicting on an old-school projector her fascination and experimentation with a rhizome, a popular yet much misunderstood concept in the dense philosophical writings of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari.