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FIBER presents BIG BIAS: An Evening About The Hidden Prejudices In Smart Technologies

FIBER presents BIG BIAS: An Evening About The Hidden Prejudices In Smart Technologies

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17 mei 2018, 20:00 - 23:00 uur

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We are increasingly confronted by the dangers and faults of the tech-utopia promised by Silicon Valley. ‘'Smart' soap dispensers that can’t recognise the hands of people of colour. Accidents with self-driving cars. Cambridge Analytica’s illegal harvesting of over 50 million Facebook accounts. On Thursday evening May 17th, Amsterdam based FIBER, in collaboration with the Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, presents a new season of Coded Matter(s), which reimagines the narrative technique of Worldbuilding to explore how art and design can envision a better world.

In his lecture-performance, artist and queer theorist Zach Blas explains how big tech companies use magic and mysticism to conceptualise the application of data. The Flemish designer and researcher Femke Snelting is investigating how we can better understand the relationship between humans and digital infrastructures by considering how issues relating to race, gender, age and species are taken into account when collecting body data. The African-American artist, coder and writer Mimi Onuoha unveils the bias of authorities by showing which data they refuse to collect or choose to exclude.

Categorie

Maatschappij, politiek en debat

Doelgroep

Volwassenen

Naam locatie

De Brakke Grond

Adres

Nes 45, Amsterdam

Website

https://www.codedmatters.nl/event/coded-matters-big-bias/

Toegangsprijs en kaarten bestellen

Ticket price: 16 EUR
(12 EUR for students)
Tickets are sold at the Brakke Grond or online