Recipes for a Technological Undoing invites students to work across disciplines to generate new understandings of how artists and designers can combat techno-determinism. We seek to unravel the assumption that technological progress in the way it has manifested was inevitable and will continue to be so. Undoing the structures that seek to quantify, rank, capture, and predict our endless ways of being.
The technologies we wish to undo are those that claim to predict social outcomes, those that perpetuate a hierarchy or preference based on race, gender, sexuality, or physical ability. In the lectures, we will learn how these preferences are encoded in the technologies themselves. And build away from a history of science that centers a white, Western epistemology.
We will learn how the disciplining of knowledge - the separation of the arts and humanities from the sciences - enables automated bias.
We will (physically) meet weekly on Thursday afternoons, usually between 16:00 and 18:00
We will learn from guest lecturers of multi-hyphenated practices. Visionaries who will help stretch our understanding of what is possible. Prioritizing voices of those who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
To be announced
The discussion sessions are moments for us to come together as a class to connect and reflect. Bringing our own urgencies into discussion and sharing any new insights with the group.
A visit to the Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam, followed by a conversation between Evie Evans and Flavia Dzodan.
Black Method / Curiosity & Wonder
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Lauren Napoles Gonzalez Fong
BA & MA students