Algorithms in Context (AiC) invites you to an Online Talk
with Mimi Onuoha on 31.01.2023, 18:00 CET.
Mimi Onuoha is a Nigerian-American artist creating work about a world made to fit the form of data.
By foregrounding absence and removal, her multimedia practice uses print, code, installation and video to make sense of the power dynamics that result in disenfranchised communities’ different realtionships to systems that are digital, cultural, historical, and ecological.
Onuoha has spoken and exhibited internationally and has been in in residence at Studio XX (Canada), Data & Society Research Institute (USA), the Royal College of Art (UK), Eyebeam Center for Arts & Technology (USA), and Arthouse Foundation (Nigeria, upcoming).
She lives and works in Brooklyn, NYC.
AIC (Algorithms In Context) is an association of artists, researchers, and students at the University of Art and Design Offenbach am Main.
Within AIC we focus on critical research of algorithms, their potential and risks, their impact on society, arts, culture, economy, environment, politics, and therefore all of our daily lives.
Moreover, we try to address how we as artists can creatively deal with algorithms and AI in particular: On the one hand, we are looking for ways to embed AI in our creative production practice or even collaborate with technological systems. On the other hand, we would like to develop methods to address important ethical issues through our artistic work and critically discuss recent technological developments. As part of the AIC project, we will also offer classes and provide students with extensive resources like workshops and specialist literature.
Overall we plan to create a platform for critical debate on topics like Algorithmic Bias, Gender, Race, and Class in AI and Tech, State Surveillance and Corporate Surveillance, Data Collection, Privacy, Recommendation Systems, Social Networks, Robotics, and many more. Another of our concerns is to network and cooperate with other institutions and players, share experiences and knowledge, exchange ideas and thoughts, and work on collaborative projects.
AIC is made possible by Friederichs Stiftung.