Two new essays

I spent most of the past winter and spring writing. I’m happy to report that two pieces of work from that time are now out in the world. The first, for Deep Dives, a digital imprint by Point of View (an organisation I worked with way back in the day), is titled You Auto-complete Me: […]

Talks and events

April 2019. All the Feels: On Affective Infrastructures and #MeToo at The Otherwise Network Salon. Talk text here and video here October 2018-February 2019. Affective Infrastructures. Co-lead of a ‘study circle’; and workshop and public discussion facilitation. October 2018. Making the Black Box Speak. Season 2 Episode 3 of The Future of Demonstration. A performance […]

Joining KIM

Excited to announce that I have a new, short-term and part-time position at the Künstliche Intelligenz und Medienphilosophie (KIM) Research Group at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG), Karlsruhe (the Karlsruhe University for Art and Design). I will be working on the project AI and the Society of the Future supported by the VW Stiftung.

‘Affective Infrastructures’ : A Tableau, Altar, Scene, Diorama, or Archipelago

Last summer I was approached by Daphne Dragona, one of Transmediale‘s curators, with a difficult text by the scholar, Lauren Berlant, ‘The Commons: Infrastructures for Troubling Times’. Daphne was taken up with the notion of ‘affective infrastructures’ developed by Berlant, that had resonance with their thinking around the next (that is, 2019), untitled, edition of […]

Coming Up: Transmediale 2019

Over the past three months, I have been working with the Transmediale curatorial team as a moderator of a ‘Study Circle’ on ‘Affective Infrastructures’, a term borrowed from the scholar, Lauren Berlant. The Study Circle is made up of seven other (fantastic) scholars, activists and artists: Femke Snelting (co-moderator), Marija Bozinovska Jones, Lou Cornum, Nadege, […]

Making the Black Box Speak: S2 E3 /The Future of Demonstration

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 […]

A-words: Accountability, Automation, Agency, AI: In the 2018 ThingsCon IoT Report

The ThingsCon report The State of Responsible IoT is an annual collection of essays by experts from the ThingsCon community. In this essay I discuss approaches to accountability in human and non-human systems in contexts of error, breakdown and disaster. My interest in accountability in the AI context is part of an ongoing research project […]