Things are changing. I’m on the road. There are some new ideas and projects in development, yet I’m trying to keep my eye on the big one (the dissertation).
2019 has been a year of saying no to big conferences and events, and saying yes to smaller and more focused events and workshops. As I write I am sitting in the surreal-y beautiful library of the Villa Serbelloni at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center. I have been here for three weeks as a Resident and part of their thematic month on AI; I have been working on another dissertation chapter and a shorter paper based on it. In this time I have had 13 other amazing scholars, artists and technologists to learn from and share space and time with. It’s been amazing.
I’m excited about some upcoming talks.First I will be at Cosmopolis #2: Rethinking the Human in Paris on October 26th with Tabita Rezaire, Nishant Shah, Emo de Medeiros, Francois Knoetze, Tricky Walsh, Yuk Hui, Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga and Mi You; and then keynoting at the India HCI conference in Hyderabad on November 2. These events seem quite different, and they are, but the work I will present at the two is about [changes in, the reshaping of] the figure of the human in the context of AI/ML.
And there is a lot more in development.. Stay tuned…