Automation and Me: Living an Algorithmic Life || Public symposium
We live in a world where data-driven algorithmic systems are increasingly automating the decision-making processes. At the same time, we have less and less agency over our devices, and they are becoming increasingly closed. Through a two-day hackathon, NSC are interested in drawing attention to the body and its relations with automation by examining themes such as authorship, accountability, agency, bias and openness. NSC will explore how we can ask better questions about these technologies and their impact on our everyday lives. The hackathon will bring together twenty local, national and international academics, artists and technologists to collaboratively develop new works in an intensive making period across two days. The outcomes are unknown, but could take the form of a performance, video, installation, manifesto, game, sound work, sculpture or zine.
The event will begin with ‘Automation and Me; Living an algorithmic life’, a public symposium where participants of the hackathon are invited to talk about, demonstrate or perform their work.
Leeds International Festival