!Mediengruppe Bitnik, Felix Stalder

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 5 pm (CET)

In November 2019, Aksioma started a one-year program of events entitled Hyperemployment – Post-work, Online Labor and Automation curated by Domenico Quaranta and Janez Janša. Now we are ready to wrap up this experience with a publication that bears the same title featuring words by Domenico Quaranta, Luciana Parisi, Silvio Lorusso, !Mediengruppe Bitnik and Felix Stalder, and the works of all the artists who were part of the program. 

With many decision systems within our societies moving towards automation they are becoming increasingly data-driven. Algorithms are assigned a central role within these systems to make the decisions based on numbers. This evolving landscape of decision-making is hard to disentangle because many parts – the data sources, the algorithms, the processes – are deliberately kept secret and opaque. How can aesthetic practices help gain insights into these systems? And what could we do with this insight?

The streaming event is an informal conversation between !Mediengruppe Bitnik and Felix Stalder on topics such as the invisibility of institutional processes, the functioning of infrastructures and logistics, and freedom and control in the data economy. 

#algoregimes is also the title of the conversation between! Mediengruppe Bitnik and Felix Stalder in Hyperemployment – Post-work, Online Labor and Automation, the reader edited by Domenico Quaranta and Janez Janša published by NERO Editions and Aksioma. Here you can find the full and free version of the conversation.

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