The Digital Divide symposium
The Algorithmic Theater: Q &A with the audience
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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.
The Algorithmic Theatre is a Copenhagen and Trondheim based collective and artistic research project. Operating at the cross-section of stage arts, visual arts, their practices focus on investigations of programming and contemporary digital cultures.
After their performative lecture on the making of a memory learning software, Pernille Kragh and Kristian Husted answered questions from the audience regarding algorithm and memory, their interdisciplinary working process, etc.
This symposium, The Digital Divide, 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.
THE DIGITAL DIVIDE symposium was the launching event of the series of programs of the 2-year Creative Europe project ATTENTION AFTER TECHNOLOGY, a cross-border collaboration between Kunsthall Trondheim (@kunsthalltrondheim), Art Hub Copenhagen (@art_hub_copenhagen), Tropical Papers (@tropicalpapers_), State of Concept Athens (@stateofconceptathens) and Swiss Institute (@swissinstitute), funded by the European Union.