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 […]

A MECS-ian

I just started a six month part-time fellowship at the MECS – Media Cultures of Computer Simulation – Institute for Advanced Study at my home institution, Leuphana University, in Lüneburg, Germany. Here is what I’m working on there. I’m in great company with some really smart PhDs and Post-Docs and am really happy to be […]