Reflections on the 2023 Conference

Women on the Edge of Justice by Elizabeth Rajapakshe

Women on the Edge of Justice Elizabeth Rajapakshe (La Trobe University)   To say that Deus Ex Machina was an absolutely amazing conference is an understatement. Each day of this wonderful event was filled with moments of inspiration, and it was a privilege to be among eminent scholars working within Law and Humanities. Listening to…

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Diary of a Novice Scholar by Quinn Edwards

Diary of a Novice Scholar – Deus Ex Machina Conference Review Quinn Edwards (University of the Sunshine Coast)   Having attended the incredible and thought-provoking Deus Ex Machina Conference, and having witnessed the level and complexity of arguments and presentations, I was left wondering what right I had as a scholar in the infancy of…

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Realizing the Power of Perspectives by Anmol Kaur Nayar

Realizing the Power of Perspectives – A Reflection on the Deux Ex Machina Conference 2023 Anmol Kaur Nayar (Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University)   “The greatest tragedy for any human being is going through their entire lives believing the only perspective that matters is their own.” – Doug Baldwin   I realized the power of this…

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Speculative Conferencing by Shohini Sengupta

Speculative Conferencing Shohini Sengupta (University of New South Wales and OP Jindal Global University) What does it mean to partake in a conference panel on decolonial futures in a moment of abject colonial occupation across the world? What is a decolonial future precisely, and do we have a place in it as former and current…

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Do Androids Dream of Legal Rights? by Morgan Broman

Do Androids Dream of Legal Rights? Morgan Broman (Queensland University Technology)   I recently participated in the QUT & LLHAA sponsored conference Deus Ex Machina held at the QUT Brisbane campus between the 12th -14th of December 2023. The event theme was law, technology, and humanities. The conference offered a series of interesting streams, but…

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