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Artist Series Three: Pattern Recognition, Interview with Martin Zeilinger

Artist Series Three: Pattern Recognition, Interview with Martin Zeilinger

This summer I came across an exhibition at InterAccess Toronto, titled Pattern Recognition featuring the works of five artists based in the UK, Canada, Italy and the US, who used emerging technologies to engage with pressing digital issues. These included: the commodification of cyberspace, pervasive surveillance, artificial intelligence, and automation. I was curious to see what questions […]

The Artist Series Two: iSquare Protocol

The Artist Series Two: iSquare Protocol

Artist Series Two: iSquare Protocol, What is Information? An interview with Jenna Hartel @ the iSchool, University of Toronto   This past spring, an exhibition called REWIRED: ART X BISSEL opened within the iSchool’s Bissel building which stems of the main Robarts building. The exhibition features the work of artists whose work focuses on the intersections between […]

The Ethics of Algorithms

The Ethics of Algorithms

  When we interact with technology, we tend to assume that our tools are neutral, unbiased machines. How can an algorithm, a mathematical sequence, be discriminatory? Those responsible for coding our online spaces, writing the algorithms that mediate our digital lives spaces necessarily, whether knowingly or unknowingly embed their worldviews and biases into our online […]