Online event: Queer Hacking
Date and time: 9th February 2021, 18:00 - 20:00 CET
- Event link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86843966867?pwd=dTg3VU9qSlN6aWxRcFprUEVJRkNJQT09
Meeting ID: 868 4396 6867
Queer Hacking is an online discussion event closing the six weeks residency programme Youth and A.I.: (Un)learning with robots organised by the Goethe Institute Bratislava, Slovak Design Center and Sensorium Festival. The discussion between our guests will develop around the techno-societal challenges we are facing in recent years, now highlighted even more through the global pandemic.
DALIA OTHMAN is the Project Manager of Jeem.me, an Arabic website focusing on Gender, Sex and Sexuality from the Goethe-Institut. Prior to joining the Goethe-Institut, she was the Gender and Tech project coordinator at Tactical Tech where she also conducted research on online Gender Based Violence. Othman was a Research Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and a visiting Scholar at MIT's Center for Civic Media. She spends her time these days exploring topics intersecting between technology, feminism and care. She received her MA from New York University's Media, Culture and Communication Program.
CORNELIA SOLLFRANK is an artist, researcher and university lecturer based in Berlin. She studied Fine Art at the Munich Art Academy and Hamburg University of the Arts, and completed a PhD at University of Dundee (UK). Recurring subjects in her artistic work in and about digital media and network culture are new forms of (political) organization, authorship and intellectual property, gender and techno-feminism. As a pioneer of Internet art, Cornelia has built a big reputation with her several projects. Cornelia’s recent publications include "The beautiful Warriors. Technofeminist Practice in the 21st Century" (minorcompositions.org), "Aesthetics of the Commons" (diaphanes.net) and "Fix My Code" (with Winnie Soon) (eeclectic.de) – all open access.
HVALE VALE is a feminist, activist and writer. Her interests are the intersections between internet rights, sexuality, LGBTIQ and women’s rights, and the transformative power of technology from a feminist intersectional perspective and practice. As such she explores the internet poetically, politically and practically and advocates for the #feministinternet. Sexuality, movement building, storytelling, digital safety, communication and design of remote interactive and participatory spaces, together with exchanging, learning, nurturing and building networks, are all central to her work.
The NAO robot residency was attended by a visual-conceptual artist duo - RICHARD KUČERA GUZMÁN alias COM1 and EMMA ZÁHRADNÍKOVÁ alias USB-C. Richard has been recently focusing on projects in which he explores the relationship among technology, art and society. Emma is currently studying at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, program Digital arts. The duo has spent six weeks working in the research department of the Slovak Design Center - Inolab, where they were exploring the possibilities of NAO6 robot. In collaboration with visiting artist Tomáš Danielis and the team of scientists, they involved students aged 10 to 14 in this project. The result of their work is capturing the relationship between human and robot, which represents a digital personality with artificial intelligence.
The Youth And A.I.: (Un)learning With Robots artist in residence programme is a collaborative project between the Goethe Institute Bratislava, the Sensorium Festival, and the Slovak Design Centre in Bratislava.
"Generation A=Algorithm" is a project by the Goethe-Institut, supported with special funds from the Federal Foreign Office for the German EU Council Presidency in 2020.