Last week I was invited to take part in a performance event about black boxes, finance, and the algorithmic condition: Making The Black Box Speak, an episode in the second season of a show called The Future of Demonstration designed and produced by Gerald Nestler and Sylvia Eckermann.
I was curious about it because it was not the traditional panel/lecture format, included a choir, stunt artists, and a whistleblower ‘quant’ – one of the early architects of automated high frequency trading. It was pretty dramatic and lots of fun to be part of it. The audience really liked it too. I am not sure that it’s quite the same when you watch the recording however.