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Internationales Sommerfestival 2021
The Future of Code Politics – Tag 2:

u.a. mit Indigenous AI, Jillian York, Wendy Chun, M.A.M.I., CodingRights

 
  • © Clarote
digital / Theory / Online / Wheelchair users
  • Sat, 14.08.2021 14:00 [also Online]
    Kampnagel – P1

New visions and futures for artificial intelligence, algorithms and codes.

The debate about artificial intelligence, technologies, codes and algorithmic systems in Europe usually centers around questions of efficiency and technical progressiveness – rarely we talk about resilience and sustainability in this context. At the same time, it is not only since the pandemic that we realize how these technologies have a massive impact on social systems, policies, societal processes and our coexistence as communities. They create new realities and entrench old structures that we thought had long been abolished. Technologies, it is now well known, can discriminate, they have ecological costs, they are entrenched in (neo-)colonial structures, and the monopoly of power over our data lies with big tech companies. These technologies form infrastructures that form our lives for the future and sustainably determine the conditions of our societies.

The 3-day focus THE FUTURE OF CODE POLITICS highlights new perspectives on those technologies and their socio-political implications and focuses on protagonists who critically deal with these opaque structures. The invited speakers and artists point out the social and planetary costs of the technological infrastructures that surround us every day, and work on the decolonization of technologies, as well as on trans- and queerfeminist, indigenous or africainfuturist visions for artificial intelligence, algorithms and codes.

The program is created in cooperation with Summer Festival curator Lena Kollender, the founder of the Ethical Tech Society Lorena Jaume-Palasí, the activist and technology sociologist Fiona Krakenbürger and in collaboration with the globally networked initiatives CodingRights (Joana Varon), Musea M.A.M.I. (Lucía Egaña Rojas) and Indigenous AI (Suzanne Kite).

Program overview & background information HERE.


PROGRAM Day 2:

SCOTT BENESIINAABANDAN & HEMI WHAANGA: INDIGENOUS AI AND LANGUAGE / CURATED BY INDIGENOUS AI

14:00 / 90 Min. incl. Q&A livestream P1 & online
The history of European algorithmization is very closely interwoven with the history of colonization and racism; at its core, it could be described as a history of the essentialization of the human being. Maori linguist Dr. Hēmi Whaanga therefore asks in the Indigenous AI position paper, "Is AI the new (r)evolution or the new colonizer for Indigenous peoples?" He describes the power of colonization primarily as the control and transformation of thought culture, language and reality construction of the colonized. In an interview with Anishinaabe intermedia artist Scott Benesiinaabandan, they will discuss their contributions to the Indigenous Protocols and AI Working Group – a group working on frameworks for a design and creation of AI from an ethical position that centers Indigenous concerns.

 

JILLIAN C. YORK: SILICON VALUES

16:00 / 60 min. incl. Q&A afterwards / live at P1 & online livestream
The Internet once promised to be a place of extraordinary freedom beyond the control of money or politics, but today corporations and platforms exercise more control over our ability to access information and share knowledge to a greater extent than any state. American activist and author Jillian York presents the main propositions from her recently published book, “Silicon Values”, in which she examines the impact of the current "surveillance capitalism" (S. Zuboff) on our right to free expression and how the policies of a few big tech companies threaten our democracies.

 

WENDY HUI KYONG CHUN: DISCRIMINATING DATA

17:30 / 60 min. incl. Q&A afterwards / livestream P1 & online (the recording of this stream will be available on November 2nd after the publication of the book.)
In her book “Discriminating Data”, due out in November 2021, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun shows how polarization is a goal – not an error – of Big Data and machine learning. These methods, she argues, encode segregation, eugenics, and identity politics through their default assumptions and conditions. Chun, who has a background in systems design engineering as well as media studies and cultural theory, presents the main propositions and foundations of her research and asks: How can we release ourselves from the vice-like grip of discriminatory data? Chun calls for alternative algorithms, defaults, and interdisciplinary coalitions in order to desegregate networks and foster a more democratic Big Data.

 

EROTICS OF EXTRACTIVISM CALL CENTER by CENEXXX.CL (CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS DE LA NATURALEZA EXTRACTIVA) / CURATED BY M.A.M.I. & CODINGRIGHTS

18:30 - 20:30 / installation at Westfoyer& online via fono.cenexxx.cl
In an installation at the Westfoyer, a virtual call center opens up, connecting one person at a time to a telemarketing operator in Chile. In an intimate setting on the phone, the technological environments and consumption habits of the audience members are analyzed. And the concrete impact of these habits on the mine workers, the environment and the societies around the mineral mines in Latin America providing the material for our hardware, are imagined in a possible future.

 

CONSULTATIONS WITH THE ORACLE FOR TRANSFEMINIST TECHNOLOGIES by TRANSFEMINISTTECH.ORG / CURATED BY M.A.M.I. & CODINGRIGHTS

19:00 / 90 min. / Workshop, either on-site or online
Throughout history, human beings have used a wide variety of divination procedures – such as tarot decks – as technologies to understand the present and reshape our destinies. In this gathering, you will be invited to consult the Oracle for Transfeminist Tech, a hands-on card deck designed to help us collectively envision and share ideas for transfeminist technologies from the future. The wisdom of the oracle, embedded with transfeminist values, will help us foresee a future where technologies are designed by people who are too often excluded from or targeted by technology in today's world. Consultations will be facilitated online by Joana Varon and Sasha Costanza-Chock and offline by Clarote and Lucía Egaña Rojas. More on transfeministech.org
 

Program Day 1 (Aug 13th) with, among others, Vanessa Nakate, Timnit Gebru, Indigenous AI,...

Program Day 3 (Aug 15th) with, among others, Nnedi Okorafor, Kate Crawford, M.A.M.I.,...


  • Concept & curation: Lorena Jaume-Palasí, Lena Kollender, Fiona Krakenbürger
  • In collaboration with: Lucía Egaña Rojas (Musea M.A.M.I.), Suzanne Kite (Indigenous AI), Joana Varon (CodingRights)
  • English Subtitles: Substream
  • Stage Management: Finja Zlim
  • Online Coordination: Sophie Blomen

IN COOPERATION with Allianz Kulturstiftung, Nemetschek Stiftung and the Gunda-Werner-Institut in the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.
WITH THE SUPPORT OF Wikimedia Deutschland – Association for the Promotion of Free Knowledge.


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