Looking back at Data in the 21st Century & H.I.T
V2_'s recent manifestation Data in the 21st Century explored the friction between the unpredictable reality that we live in and the desire to capture it in data. During this event we will briefly look back on the manifestation and will show one of its results: A performance titled H.I.T. by Max Dovey and Manetta Berends.
This event is part of the Futurosity Summit.
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Time and entrance
This event is free of charge and will take place between 16h and 17h. Right after the event the launch of Machines Will Make Better Choices Than Humans, a new collection of essays by Douglas Coupland, will take place.
Data in the 21st Century
The capitalist belief that profit-seeking is the best way to manage and develop societies has sparked an unprecedented desire to abstract and quantify everything into data. In the pursuit of economic efficiency, data is money, data is power, data is everything and everything is data. Yet data is contingent on a world that is messy, irrational, unstable, and emotional. The rise of so-called big data and the emergence of technologies that are able to quantify our every move, preference and behaviour, have demonstrated where the friction lies between the unpredictable reality that we live in and the desire to capture it in data. The public program Data in the 21st Century will explore how this friction has changed and shaped our relationship to data and seeks to discuss how this relationship will develop in the future.
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Performance: H.I.T. by Max Dovey & Manetta Berends.
The title H.I.T. (2016) stands for “Human Intelligence Tasks” and refers to the human labor involved in the development of imagerecognition algorithms. To investigate the position of human labor in the production of algorithms, artists Max Dovey and Manetta Berends have adapted an automatic image-tagging application to create a participatory game show with cash prizes. In the game show, multiple teams compete to identify the human labor involved in the development of an image-recognition algorithm.
This project was developed during a V2_ residency and was first performed during the closing event of Data in the 21st Century.
Futurosity is part of Rotterdam viert de stad! (for the complete program go to: www.rotterdamviertdestad.nl) and is kindly supported by the City of Rotterdam (Rotterdam. Make it Happen) and The Art of Impact.