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Keynotes on MACHINE RESEARCH

Tuesday, 25 October, 2016 - 18:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Faculty: Social Sciences and Solvay Business School
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The public keynotes of MACHINE RESEARCH are given by Antoinette Rouvroy (Université Namur) and Seda Guerses (Princeton University, Leuven University). The public keynotes are part of the research/Phd workshop MACHINE RESEARCH that contributes to the transmediale festival programme for 2017. The 2017 transmediale festival focuses on the elusive character of media and technological change and how it is articulated in the contemporary moment of messy ecologies of the human and non human. It explores perspectives of the nonhuman that suggests a situation where the primacy of human civilization is put into a critical perspective by machine driven ecologies, ontologies and epistemologies of thinking and acting.

The workshop aims to engage research and artistic practice that takes into account the new materialist conditions implied by nonhuman techno-ecologies including new ontologies of learning and intelligence (such as algorithmic learning), socio-economic organisation (such as blockchain), population management and tracking (such as datafied borders), autonomous or semi-autonomous systems (such as bots or drones) and other post-anthropocentric reconsiderations of agency, materiality and autonomy.