Algorithmic Rituals

Algorithmic Rituals

Algorithmic Rituals is a participatory exploration of how computer systems that make decisions impact our behaviour and interactions with each other presented by Kathryn Blair, our resident computer genius on the EMMEDIA Board of Directors.

It's becoming easier and easier to collect large amounts of data about people, process it using computers and use it to help automate decisions. These decisions can range from what movies or ads to show to who should get hired for a job or how healthcare should be allocated. The decisions impact all of us, sometimes based on what services we use, but also in contexts where we can't decide to opt in or opt out. Our relationships to these systems and each other change our behaviours in subtle ways.

This live stream is a taste of Algorithmic Rituals, in which participants turn the everyday movements they use to engage with technology into a series of motions, and then do them together, using the motions of others to change our own motion in turn. Let's see what our algorithmic ritual will become!

If you'd like to participate in one of the FREE interactive sessions we'll be hosting on zoom, click here for times and to sign up!

 

TWITCH LIVE STREAM

RUNNING:

Thursday June 24th, 2021
5PM - 5:30PM

PRESENTER:

Kathryn Blair + EMMEDIA

FIND THE STREAM VIDEO ON:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqknz7SJiy4

 

ZOOM SESSIONS

RUNNING:

Wednesday July 7th @ 5PM
Friday July 9th @ 5PM
Saturday July 10th @ 2PM

PRESENTER:

Kathryn Blair + EMMEDIA

 

Kathryn Blair

Kathryn Blair is an artist and PhD student in the Computational Media Design program at the University of Calgary. For more info on Kath, visit our Board of Director Profiles.

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