Through a series of public talks, workshops and a hackathon, Northern Sound Collective (NSC) will be examining and reimagining the relationship between automation and us.
We live in a world where data-driven algorithmic systems are increasingly automating the decision-making processes. At the same time, we have less and less agency over our devices, and they are becoming increasingly closed. Through a two-day hackathon, NSC are interested in drawing attention to the body and its relations with automation by examining themes such as authorship, accountability, agency, bias and openness. NSC will explore how we can ask better questions about these technologies and their impact on our everyday lives. The hackathon will bring together twenty local, national and international academics, artists and technologists to collaboratively develop new works in an intensive making period across two days. The outcomes are unknown, but could take the form of a performance, video, installation, manifesto, game, sound work, sculpture or zine.
The event will begin with ‘Automation and Me; Living an algorithmic life’, a public symposium where participants of the hackathon are invited to talk about, demonstrate or perform their work. The hackathon will then take place on 8th and 9th May from 1000 – 1900 each day – no tickets are required – come and find out more about the hackathon and see what’s being made. The hackathon will then culminate in a public event to discuss, exhibit and/or perform outcomes on 9th May.
Public Symposium Tickets - Automation and Me; Living an Algorithmic Life
More information on the public symposium and public event will be announced soon.