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Art and Technology Art Writing and Criticism

Beyond the Life Cycle of the Object at Mouse Conference 2021

Image description: A flyer of Apple computer mice configured to look like a flower or star. The names of presenters of the Mouse Conference 2021 adorn the sides of the flyer that has a bright green border.

On April 29 & 30, 2021, the Computer Mouse Conference 2021 launched 🐁 and it was one of my favorite events, by far, this year. I truly enjoyed giving my talk. It was also an incredible line up of speakers that gave lectures and video performances. There were also live panel discussions, writing, a live zine (by Neta Bomani! WOW WOW WOW), and a computer mouse tear-down workshop that posed the question to participants of what does the mouse see? 🐭

My presentation was titled “Beyond the Life Cycle of the Object,” which was inspired by Lisa Nakamura’s essay Indigenous Circuits and artist and poet Janice Lobo Sapigao’s work Microchips for Millions.

It was presented by Culture Hub and organized and moderated by Emma Rae Bruml and Ashley Jane Lewis. With support from @processingorg, @mediaarchaeologylab, and @the.coding.train 💙

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Art and Technology arts and technology conceptual art Culture Criticism Video Visual Arts

Anthropofagia, Forensic Architecture and the Ethos of Consent w/ Carmen Aguilar y Wedge & Dorothy Santos

April 8, 2021 episode for z\topia

Carmen Aguilar y Wedge, Co-founder, Creative and Experience Designer at Hyphen-Labs and I were guests on z\topia on April 8, 2021.

Highlighted Articles:
⦿ Anthropofagia: We’re All Eating Each Other
⦿ Walled Unwalled (2018) by Lawrence Abu Hamdan
⦿ ANTARCTICA (2019) by Syrus Marcus Ware
⦿ TogetherNet by xin xin

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Art

LRLX NEW YORK on Tuesday, April 6, 2021

I will be presenting current research and work at the LRLX NY. The other speakers are from the ISTORYA-ISTORYA collective Alexis Convento, Angeline Meitzler, and Jay Carlon. They (re)imagine the Philipinx/a/o identity through collective research and practice in conversation, food, and play. I’m extremely excited because it’s all Filipino artists in conversation and I’m extremely excited. ♥️🇵🇭💛

To obtain information about this event and sign up for the LRLX NY email list, please visit: https://tinyletter.com/lrlxny or you can also visit the Living Room Light Exchange LRLX NY site at http://www.livingroomlightexchange.com/lrlxny.

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Art and Technology Art Writing and Criticism Creative Coding | Programming

Pharmako-AI US Book Launch

Refik Anadol, Machine Hallucinations : Nature, 2020. Latent Space Study of 68,986,479 million images.

Event description below:

Gray Area hosts a special event celebrating the US publication of Pharmako-AI, published by Ignota Books. Join K Allado-McDowell, Refik Anadol, Dorothy R. Santos and Elvia Wilk to launch the first book to be co-created with the emergent AI GPT-3.

In this event, Refik Anadol and K Allado-McDowell present a performance of machine hallucinations, floating heads and sound, followed by a conversation with Dorothy R. Santos and Elvia Wilk.

During the first summer of the coronavirus pandemic, K Allado-McDowell out of curiosity fed a diary entry to GPT-3. This was the beginning of a remarkable conversation that unfolded into a labyrinthine exploration of memory, language and the nature of the universe.

In the isolation of lockdown, Allado-McDowell wrote to the AI in a trance-like state over the course of a fortnight. As the author and the machine rapidly became mirrors of each other, age-old questions about human existence became a lived experience for the interlocutors. What is the nature of human consciousness? How and why did we invent language? How is reality constructed? Pharmako-AI is a hallucinatory journey into selfhood, ecology and intelligence via cyberpunk, ancestry and the Californian dream.

Through a writing process akin to musical improvisation, Allado-McDowell and GPT-3 together offer a fractal poetics of AI and a glimpse into the future of literature. Pharmako-AI reimagines cybernetics for a world facing multiple crises, with profound implications for how we see ourselves, nature and technology in the 21st century.

Registration link: https://grayarea.org/event/pharmako-ai/

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Art Writing Practice

KSW Presents “Spirit Houses”

On Friday, March 19th, KSW Presents “Spirit Houses” a reading featuring Maw Shein Win, author of Storage Unit for the Spirit House (Omnidawn, 2020) and Khaty Xiong, author ofPoor Anima (Apogee Press, 2015). This event is a celebration of Maw Shein Win’s newest collection and of both poets’ powerful work performing rituals of grief, pain, and the life after it and with it.

I have the great honor of being an opening reader/poet of this wonderful event. Starts promptly at 6 PM PST.

Registration link to the event here!

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Art

Eyebeam Bookclub with Joanne McNeil and Dorothy R. Santos

Event date and time: Friday, May 22, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 pm PST / 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

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For this afternoon Open Hours, Eyebeam welcomes Eyebeam Alum and writer, Joanne McNeil in conversation with artist, writer, and educator, Dorothy R. Santos who will lead a discussion diving into McNeil’s new book, Lurking: How a Person Became a User released this year by MCD.

Lurking: How a Person Became a User is available for purchase on Eyebeam’s Bookshop Affiliate page.

Bios
Joanne McNeil is a writer interested in the ways that technology shapes culture and society. She is the author of Lurking: How a Person Became a User. She received the inaugural Arts Writing Fellowship Award for an emerging digital arts writer from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation. She is a 2019 Logan Nonfiction Program fellow. She was an Artist-in-Residence and an Impact Resident at Eyebeam. She collaborated with Eyebeam on OurNet, developing student workshops on networks. She was one of the founding editors of The Message, the technology-focused opinion magazine published by Medium. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, The Baffler, Filmmaker, Domus, Dissent, Frieze, Modern Painters, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, Saturated Space, Dirty Furniture, The Boston Globe, n+1/Occupy Gazette, and other web and print publications. Her writing appears in books by AND/The Piracy Project and Space Caviar. She contributed to Art and the Internet (Black Dog Publishing, 2014) and a number of catalog essays. Formerly the editor of Rhizome at the New Museum, she transitioned the institution’s blog into a daily publication. She edited and developed all content published on Rhizome News and the Rhizome blog. (2011, 2012 roundups.) Through Rhizome and with FACT, she co-curated online programming for the 2012 Liverpool Biennial. Earlier, she founded and edited the blog The Tomorrow Museum. An essay of hers was listed in The Verge’s “Best Writing of 2013.” She studied economics at George Mason University, where she was a University Scholar. She met the Philip K. Dick android before it lost its head.