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Vision and Technology: Toward a More Just Future


Vision and Technology: Toward a More Just Future

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May 14, 2018 - 9:30am

EYEBEAM, an organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance (not EFF) will host this event:

Vision and Technology: Toward a More Just Future

Collaboratively organized by EYEBEAM, Topical Cream, and the International Center of Photography (ICP), VISION AND TECHNOLOGY: toward a more just future addresses the implications of visuality, representation, and privacy in the age of surveillance and big data. This public symposium, hosted at the Knockdown Center, convenes artists, technologists, and scholars to explore the following questions:

  • How do artists and creative technologists respond to, or intervene in, new technologies to create more equitable ways of seeing and sharing information?
  • How does technology facilitate both democratized representation and privacy?
  • How can we build toward just futures for our human and post-human selves?


9:30–10 AM
Breakfast and Introductory Remarks

10–10:30 AM
Machine Bias and Algorithmic Justice
A dialogue between Surya Mattu and Mimi Onuoha

10:30–11:30 AM
How to Hide
An exploration of privacy and obfuscation tactics with Harlo HolmesHarris Kornstein, and Sarah Aoun

11:45 AM–12:45 PM
How to Be Seen
A conversation on representation, interfaces, and our cyborg selves with American Artist, Tonia B******, Stephanie Dinkins, and Nora Khan

12:45–2 PM
Food and fun provided

2–3 PM
Poetic Operations: Algorithmic Analysis for Trans of Color Poetics
A keynote address, delivered by new media artist and theorist micha cárdenas

3:15–4:15 PM
How to See
A meditation on virtual and social ways of visualizing realities and paying attention, with Morehshin Allahyari, Chloë Bass, Ramsey Nasser, and Reya Sehgal

4:30–5:30 PM
How to Build
A conversation on organizing tactics in a digital world with Caroline Woolard, Ari Melenciano, and Salome Asega

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Symposium attendees are invited to an after party at Eyebeam (199 Cook St., Brooklyn, NY—about 15 minutes from the symposium location via the B57 bus):

Eyebeam Assembly: AFTERCARE
Presented with Topical Cream and ICP
6–9:30 PM

This post-symposium party celebrates femme-centered futures, with performances, installations, and vibes curated by Topical Cream.


Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Ave
Maspeth, NY 11378

If you are working with an organization, student club, or hackerspace promoting digital rights in your community, we invite you to consider joining the Electronic Frontier Alliance to seek support from the network while raising your voice.

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