FACT: Interactivity Group

FACT: Interactivity Group FACT: Interactivity Group


Venue: FACT
Dates: 07/11/2019
Times: 18:00 - 20:00


INTERACTIVITY GROUP
On 5 Dec 2019, 16 Jan 2020, 5 Feb 2020

BOOKINGS
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18:00

What role have women played in making and engaging with new technologies? Over the course of four sessions, join digital artist and academic Helena Geilinger in exploring active debates around the systems that we use and are used by, looking at artificial intelligence, female net artists, physical infrastructures of the internet and CGI.

Incorporating music, drawing, reading, watching and walking, these sessions provide a unique way to engage with ideas around gender and technology.

Each session will be themed around a topic with downloadable reading material available beforehand. If you are not able to read through the documents prior to the session, please do not worry. Everyone is welcome and we will read through the materials during each session, sharing knowledge with each other.

SESSION 1 – ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE

Thursday 7 November / 18:00 – 20:00

“Why assume that AI will default to good behaviour if we program it to be just like us?”

Artificial intelligence systems are being applied to many areas of human life – including education, health care, law, housing, and employment – influencing significant decisions that impact individuals, populations, and national agendas. These systems wield great power, yet few accountability measures are being put in place to ensure the safety of those who use and are used by them.

Looking at recent work from women artists and researchers, we will consider some of the social, political and cultural ramifications of AI. Through a series of activities – including discussion, drawing and listening – the session will provide a unique way to engage with ideas around gender and technology.

Further sessions will involve activities that provide avenues into thinking about CGI, female net artists and physical infrastructures of the internet.

SESSION 2 – TBC

Thursday 5 December / 18:00 – 20:00

More details coming soon

SESSION 3 – TBC

Thursday 16 January / 18:00 – 20:00

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SESSION 4 – TBC

Wednesday 5 February / 18:00 – 20:00

More details coming soon