The closing event of Data in the 21st Century is now a FREE event that features the performance H.I.T. by Max Dovey & Manetta Berends. (Video below).
Cancellation Lev Manovich
We regret to inform you that our keynote speaker Lev Manovich has fallen ill with the flu and had to cancel his participation in Friday’s closing event.
Everybody who bought a ticket will be refunded. The event is now free.
Max Dovey and Manetta Berends
Max Dovey and Manetta Berends investigate the social and political conditions in which big data, machine learning and artificial intelligent systems are produced. Through a series of publications and performances, they aim to catalogue the promises of big data and perform the social mechanisms that produce automation. Both Max Dovey as well as Manetta Berends are recent graduates of the Media Design & Communication department at the Piet Zwart Institute and founded a research group to critically reflect on the outcomes and implications of algorithmic production.
Performance: H.I.T. (2016)
H.I.T. (2016) stands for ‘Human Intelligence Tasks’ and refers to the human labour involved in the development of image recognition algorithms. To investigate the position of human labour in the production of algorithms, artists Max Dovey & Manetta Berends have adapted an automatic image tagging application into a participatory game show with cash prizes. In the game show, multiple teams compete to identify the human labour involved in the development of an image recognition algorithm.
Max Dovey & Manetta Berends - H.I.T. from V2_ on Vimeo.