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Lauren Gardner, American Artist, , Tsige Tafesse
In this course, we will consider together the surveillance of Blackness and the positioning of white as neutral within interfaces as forms of violence perpetrated by high technology. We will discuss how we all can use computational systems to create change while holding them accountable for their origins and biases. For this course, we will be reading Simone Browne and other critical theorists to understand how these structures are compromised so that we can begin to imagine what an outside to them might look like. We will also use the practices of artists critiquing (and expanding the imaginary within) technology as examples of how radical imagination can be evoked through artistic practice.
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The School for Poetic Computation is an artist-run school in New York that was founded in 2013. A small group of students and faculty work closely to explore the intersections of code, design, hardware, and theory — focusing especially on artistic intervention. It’s a hybrid of a school, residency and research group.