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INTER/SECTIONS Symposium 2017

September 3 - September 8

EXHIBITION, TALKS, WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCES AT THE INTERSECTION OF MEDIA & ARTS TECHNOLOGY.

3–8 SEPTEMBER 2017, MILE END ART PAVILION, LONDON

Inter/sections is an annual symposium that combines an exhibition, talks, workshops and performances into a week-long discussion of innovative and interdisciplinary research in arts and science. It is organised by the Media and Arts Technology Centre for Doctoral Training at Queen Mary University of London.

There is a Call for Exhibits currently open specifically for DEN CDT students/collaborating Artists until 28 July 2017 – please view the Inter/sections 2017 DEN Call Document at https://digitaleconomynetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/artists-commission-DEN-ONLY.pdf

2017 ABSTRACT

Our social, political and community lives are increasingly lived through and mediated by technology. From political uprisings arranged on social media to advances into DIY gene editing, technology’s influence is profoundly changing the political sphere, and raising important ethical questions.

Following the rise of unprecedented activism and political protests of the year, Inter/sections 2017 will explore how artists use different networks, databases, and systems in order to raise awareness towards ethical and political issues around technologies. Through a week long programme of interactive artwork, we will engage with topics ranging from the ethics of data privacy to the political effects of social media. Free workshops, performances and talks with artists and technology activists will question how current political systems impact evolving technologies and introduce ways that technology can subvert them.

For more information about the event and to register to attend, please visit:  https://intersections.io/

Details

Start:
September 3
End:
September 8
Website:
https://intersections.io/

Organizer

Inter/Sections Team
Email:
info@intersections.io.
Website:
https://intersections.io/

Venue

Mile End Art Pavilion
Mile End
London, United Kingdom
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