They say there will be two types of people in the future: People who tell computers what to do and people who are told what to do by computers. It’s a world where every social interaction is mediated by technology and where machines both complement and corrupt us, as presaged by popular culture.
The algorithm becomes the new bureaucracy: unaccountable and indecipherable. Responsibility is abstracted away, allowing for banal evil. Does the ’sharing economy’ point in this direction? On the one hand, it facilitates peer-to-peer transactions, on the other hand it creates new masters: the intermediary, the owner of the network, capable of experimenting with our mood or skirting labor protections.
What is set in motion when we click? ‘Mechanical Turk’ (in itself a questionable expression) is emblematic of this phenomenon. It abstracts away relationships under the pretense of giving us more freedom. But what if this freedom is illusory?
Between November 13-15, artists and hackers will inhabit Eship + Exposé Gallery in Providence to explore the theme “Master
Slave” and produce new, collaborative projects. Visitors are invited to engage and interact with the works as they are uploaded online throughout the hack and join the teams on Saturday November 15 starting at 7:00pm for a closing exhibition, live performances, and party.
Never a muse. Editor of the @occupiedwsj. Grad student at @itp_nyu.
Make crazy shit. Currently creating @risdguild & @risd_cs & @internet, formerly @google
teaching @RISDARCH, formerly @mitsap in dcg
illucia playable networks & videogame instrument design - http://www.illucia.com , adjunct faculty @risd_gd
artist, programmer, professor @risd
artist, media lover, cat owner extraordinaire http://willworkforprogress.tumblr.com http://research-space.tumblr.com asugarhigh est. c.1995
Computer Science, Weather, Recreational Math, Juggling. Brown University '15.
reelance illustrator / jackie of all trades
post internet cryptomancer
making interactive / public / internet art . developer advocate + product @embedly . co-founder @NewPublicArt . trustee @awesomebos . cultivate collective joy
Tools to make better buildings at Autodesk + Large-scale public art—video & light sculpture, music, theater. Video Bleep, Theatre@First/PMRP, )'(
photography and language arts
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Designer, Student at RISD, Vice President of RISD STEAM
i'm a wooly pixel.
Artist = sound, electronics, computers. Faculty at RISD = Assistant Professor, Foundation Studies
artist, visual scientist, and researcher
Make crazy shit. Currently creating @risdguild & @risd_cs & @internet, formerly @google.