AI4FUTURE DAY II: Slow Reading AI & Gender Inequality

The second day of a two-day event on AI and gender inequality organized by the SLOW READERS.

May 2021
16:00 to 21:00
location: Online
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As a part of their inquiry, the SLOW READERS are organizing a two-day event filled with afternoon collective readings and evening talks by guests  Alicia Juarrero and Flavia Dzodan. The aim is to sketch the scope and entanglement of AI systems to plot spaces of mobility, agency, and refusal.

Against the pace of infinite urgencies surrounding AI and gender inequality, the SLOW READERS have embraced deceleration. Their research is emergent, transdisciplinary, and at times, rubbing against the grain of linear logic. Rather than streamlining for clarity, SLOW READERS employ a range of reading methodologies to persistently move through and engage with the quagmire.

To view the emergent archive of the Slow Reading Group visit https://v2.hotglue.me/ 

May 26 - Events


16:00-17:30 Slow Reading Workshop with Flavia Dzodan
(10 spots available) Participants will be sent a text which will be read and analysed together during the workshop. During this afternoon session, we will be collectively reading and studying the text with the guidance of Flavia Dzodan. 

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19:00-21:00 Evening Talk with Flavia Dzodan
followed by panel discussion with SLOW READERS Linda Wan Lee, Agathe Balayn, Cristina Cochior and Michelle Teran

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Flavia Dzodan

Flavia Dzodan is an Amsterdam-based writer, media analyst and cultural critic. She has recently been appointed as senior researcher for the whole Sandberg Institute (in Amsterdam). Dzodan's research is focused on the politics of Artificial Intelligence and algorithms at the intersections of (neo)colonialism, race and gender. She is the editor of the blog This Political Woman, where she has written about the rise of the alt-right, Big Data, networks, algorithms and community surveillance. She has been published at Dissent Magazine, The Guardian and The Washington Post, among others.


Can Artificial Intelligence be a creative tool for activism on big social challenges? That’s the aim of the AI4Future project. Through a two-year journey – ending in 2022 –AI4Future is expected to illustrate what arts, artificial intelligence and social activism can do when they come together. 

Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme supporting Europe’s cultural and creative sectors, AI4Future aims to improve the understanding and dissemination of Artificial Intelligence technologies as a leverage for Social Activism on Mobility, mobility being the social challenge chosen by the project consortium.  AI4Future frames Mobility encompassing its various meanings, that is mobility across national borders, green & sustainable transportation, mobility as a digital or social leverage. Each partner is expected to shape a “local” story angle so to fully embody different perspectives on the matter.

To do so, the project gathers a team of skilled organizations working on cross-fertilization projects at the intersection of digital culture and social challenges such as project leader Sineglossa, an Italian cultural ecosystem that shapes new sustainable development models in response to global challenges by applying the processes of contemporary art; Espronceda/Lemongrass, a Barcelona-based institute of art and culture; V2_Lab for the Unstable Media; MEET Digital Culture Center, the international center for digital culture and creative technology based in Milan and associated partner Sardegna Teatro, a Sardinian leading performing arts organization.


The AI4FUTURE DAYS are made possible thanks to financial support from the Creative Europe Programma of the EUCreative Industries Fund NL and the City of Rotterdam.

SLOW READING is also a part of RASL's transdisciplinary research.

Partners in the AI4Future project are MEETSineglossaEspronceda & Sardegna Teatre

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