Sarah Kember, “Recoding Smart”
This talk will examine the prospects for life after life after new media by taking a queer feminist, creative yet old-school critical approach to the potent fallacies of “smart”. Through algorithmic ambiguities and suspect stories I will attempt to mime some biopolitical potential from the im/potencies of smart living.
Zach Blas, “Information Opacity”
This talk will broadly theorize refusals to visually and computationally cohere to digital surveillance and capture technologies as “informatic opacity,” which I define as an aesthetico-political practice of anti-normativity at a global, technical scale whose goal is maintaining the autonomous and collective determination of alterity and difference. I will engage informatic opacity through a discussion of Facial Weaponization Suite and Face Cages, two artworks I have created that focus on biometrics and masked protest.
Moderated by Lance Wahlert