New Macy #2
19 September 2021, 12 pm ET. Join our discussion!
Urgent Questions in response to “Today’s AI” — #NewMacy Meeting #2 | American Society for Cybernetics
What forms of human-machine interactivity would move us away from the ills of “Today’s AI”? How do we create organic frameworks for AI that are based in human and ecological values?
There is no question that widespread AI software has negative effects. Manipulation of our attention and political sentiment, spread of bias, loss of privacy, and encouragement toward addictive behaviors are only a few widely acknowledged examples. With 2.8 billion people active on social media and 4 billion touched by digital devices, these manifestations of “Today’s AI” demand response. For further information and registration see the Eventbrite page.
ECHOES OF COLOUR
Shanti Sadan Foundation, Ahmedabad | Saturday, 18 September @ 6 pm IST
As the voice speaks, its murmuring sounds turn into reflection. Against the unbearable absolute of determinacy, it wants to posit an ecology of ambiguity that may assist cybernetic agents to enact the ever fluid echoes of emotional exchanges on the anthropocosmic stage of becoming. Presenting a journey from central Europe to east China, the talk entitled ‘Echoes of Colour’ engages aesthetic experiences and their translations into works of art and design. Within the context of an ecology of ambiguity, design is a performative process that creates limits rather than limitations and, is, therefore, a discipline of radical communication that always seeks to extend itself towards an Other – the unknown – addressing it without pre-quantifying it to render it scientifically verifiable.
18th September 2021 - 18:00 IST (Ahmedabad time), 20:30 Beijing CST (Beijing time).
Online. Registration is free.
For further information and registration see here: https://shanti-sadan.net/echoes-of-colour/
Living in Landscapes of Uncertainty
Radical Uncertainty: Design beyond solutionism Webinar, University of Brighton's Radical Methodologies Research and Enterprise Group, Claudia Westermann | Friday, 23 July 2021 @ 10 am GMT
Fri, 23 July 2021, 10 am UK time, 11 am Berlin time, 5 pm Beijing time.
The recording of the discussion will be posted online on the Radical Methodologies website. Claudia Westermann's pre-recorded statement is also on youtube.
Cybernetic Agents for an Ecology of the Far/Near
Design Informatics Webinar, School of Informatics/Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Claudia Westermann | Thursday, 4 February @ 4pm GMT |
Public Lecture. Registration via Eventbrite.
The recording of the presentation is now available online on the Design Informatics website. Alternatively, you may watch it on vimeo.
Seats for Seeing
were installed in Beikeng village, Yanping district in Fujian province, China, at the end of November 2019.
The work was made in collaboration with colleagues at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Adam Bentley Brillhart, Yiping Dong, and Thomas Wortmann, and with assistance from our alumna Chen Fanyun (mostly on-site) and Ominda Nanayakkara in Civil Engineering (structures consultation).
The work is part of the Yanping Art Harvest, running from 30 November 2019 to 29 February 2020. It has its own website at www.seatsforseeing.net.