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Evening of the Black Box Concerns

During the Evening of the Black Box Concerns, the V2_Fellows will address the growing set of concerns about what goes on inside the black box, who has access to it, and which intentions it serves.

7
 
Dec 2017
 
20:00 to 22:00
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The system the information society runs on is a black box. We know almost nothing about what goes on inside it. Yet we continuously feed it personal data at one end in exchange for suggestions about what we might want or need coming out the other. The black box constantly gathers personal data via sensors in our “smart” devices and connects us with others using the data it harvests. As its algorithms silently exchange information about us, the feeling is creeping up that the mysterious black box is beginning to know us better than we know ourselves.

At the Evening of the Black Box Concerns, V2_Fellows Nicolas Maigret (FR), Marloes de Valk (NL) and Miguel Carvalhais (PT) will address the growing set of concerns about what goes on inside the black box, who has access to it, and which intentions it serves. With their special guests, media theorist Orit Halpern (US), creative coding collective Støj (DK), computational designer Penousal Machado (PT) and media artist Ruben van de Ven (NL), they will present, perform and discuss the facts, fiction and paranoia surrounding the mysterious inner workings of the information society.

Featuring

Miguel Carvalhais (PT)
Orit Halpern (US)
Penousal Machado (PT)
Nicolas Maigret (FR)
Støj (DK)
Marloes de Valk (NL) 
Ruben van de Ven (NL)

Time and entrance

This event starts at 20:00h (walk in from 19:30h). The entrance fee is €5,- (this includes one free drink). 

V2_Fellows

As a fellow at V2_, Marloes de Valk looks at how our interactions with technologies are shaped by our perceptions of them. She is particularly interested in how the technology industry makes use of this process to induce a willingness to accept the unregulated massive deployment of its products. Miguel Carvalhais specializes in computational art and design. In his fellowship at V2_, he focuses on the balance between human agency and the autonomy of computational systems in generative works of art. Fellow Nicolas Maigret investigates the political dimensions of the narratives that surround artificial intelligence. As part of his research at V2_, he is looking more specifically into narratives related to the performativity of artificial intelligence algorithms in our society.

V2_ is kindly supported by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and Gemeente Rotterdam.

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