Who Is the Machine? Triennale Seminar with Jack Halberstam, Zach Blas, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Agnieszka Kurant and others

What is technology doing to us?


01.10.2022 14:00-18:00

Photo: Vincent Tullo

What are the promises and dangers of new technologies? How does artificial intelligence disproportionately affect non-normative bodies? What roles can artists play in revealing and subverting the hidden power structures that feed into big data? Can computers be creative? This seminar seeks to address these questions in innovative and playful ways. 
The first MUNCH Triennale examines the social impacts of new technologies, and sketches imaginative future scenarios for a society undergoing digital transformation. We have invited Jack Halberstam to give a keynote lecture, Triennale advisor Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev will be in conversation with artist Agnieszka Kurant and many of the other artists in the exhibition will take part in the seminar. 

The seminar will be held in English. 
Jack Halberstam is Professor of Gender Studies and English at Columbia University. His work focuses on the relationship between gender, sexuality and the built environment. His latest book is Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire (Duke UP 2020), and he is currently finishing a second volume entitled Unworlding: An Aesthetics of Collapse.  

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