THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
Introduction by Lars Bang Larsen
head of research at @art_hub_copenhagen
As screen-based, networked digital technologies are seemingly a precondition for participation in contemporary everyday life, algorithms have become highly agentic semi-presences that massage our psyches, subjectivities and social systems.
This symposium in three parts pushes algorithms into plain sight and considers their production and use as political acts, raising questions about claims to infrastructural neutrality, and highlighting programmed bias and resulting social injustice.”
As the launching event of the series of programmes of the 2-year Creative Europe project ATTENTION AFTER TECHNOLOGY, THE DIGITAL DIVIDE symposium was conceived and produced by @art_hub_copenhagen.
In his opening remarks at the symposium, Lars Bang Larsen provided some context for the symposium as well as the ambitious project. He then made a succinct overviews of the speakers and the subjects of their presentations.
The “Attention After Technology ” project is a collaboration between Kunsthall Trondheim @kunsthalltrondheim , Tropical Papers @tropicalpapers_ , State of Concept Athens @stateofconceptathens , Arthub Copenhague @art_hub_copenhagen and Swiss Institute @swissinstitute, and is funded by the European Union.