CANCELLED From Farocki’s Eye/Machine to Gig Work in AI | IMAGE + BIAS. FILMIC EXPLORATIONS

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Tue, 11/30/2021


CANCELLED - Workshop by Ariana Dongus, University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe

This workshop has been cancelled.

Online Workshop
Nov 30, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET

Visualizing the labor of recognition: From Farocki’s Eye/Machine to Gig Work in AI
The goal of this workshop is to offer a space for conversation about the material backbone of AI that has fostered a planetary division of labor that usually remains invisible. In asking the questions: “Who are the makers of AI? What kind of labor is needed in order to put AI systems to work?”, the workshop wants to sketch out an alternative narrative different to the hegemonic story that technology is made in Silicon Valley. Rather than lonely geniuses, it takes the efforts of a planetary “cognitariat” to build high-tech projects. In the workshop, we discuss the central yet invisible role that labor of people in the Global South play in forming the material production of AI. Foregrounding some of the manifold ways in which subaltern subjects actively shape AI allows to gain a deeper understanding of the relation between the so-called developed western and developing world. 

Über die Workshopleiterin Ariana Dongus:
Ariana Dongus is a doctoral candidate and research associate at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe. In 2021, she was awarded as „AI Newcomer“ by the German Ministry of Education and the Society for Informatics. At HfG, she coordinates the research group KIM (Artificial Intelligence and Media Philosophy) founded by Prof. Pasquinelli. In exploring the intersection of biometrics, colonial pasts, new forms of work and machine 'intelligence', she contributes to a critique of today’s digital economies. She has held workshops and lectured nationally and internationally, for example at Ars Electronica, transmediale, PACT Zollverein, Bern University of the Arts, Shanghai Ming Contemporary Art Museum, the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts or during the European Media Art Festival.