In preparation for our excursion to Transmediale the schedule and a list of materials to get more familiar with our guests and speakers.

30 January

12:00-14:30 Panel
Politics of Emotions and Affects in Contemporary Art (including. presentations of HfG students Nino Alonso, Marco Kempf, Ira Konyukhova and Victor Capdevilla) at the Student Forum of Transmediale.

31 January

Meeting point at small bar/cafeteria of HKW

Opening ceremony, Auditorium

19:00-23:00 Screening
The Nth Degree by Konstantin Stanislavski. Lecture Hall. 

1 February

11:00-14:00 KIM workshop (with Claudio Agosti)
Bring Your Meta-Data: A Practical Analysis of the Facebook Algorithm

13:00 Panel
Creating Commons: Affects, Collectives, Aesthetics.

17:00 Book Launch
The Beautiful Warriors: Techno-Feminist Practice in the 21 Century                                                                                       

2 February                                                                                                            

12:00-13:30 Panel 
Algorithmic Intimacies (optional)                                             

12:00 Exhibition  visit with Matteo
CTM exhibition (in Kreuzberg. Tip: take the S-bahn from Hauptbahnhof to Ostbahnof and walk from there to Bethanien. See map)

13:00-14.30 Panel (with Adam Harvey and Syrian Archive)
Building Archives for Evidence and Collective Resistance
In collaboration with KIM for the 3D-printed models of cluster ammunition

14:30-16.30 KIM Workshop (with Carolin Sinders)
Building a Feminist Data Set 

15:00 Exhibition  visit with Liuodmila
CTM exhibition (in Kreuzberg. Tip: take the S-bahn from Hauptbahnhof to Ostbahnof and walk from there to Bethanien. See map)

3 February

11:00 Book Launch
If… Then: Algorithmic Power and Politics by Taina Bucher

14:30 KIM Panel
Affects ex-Machina: Unboxing Social Data Algorithms



More info about our speakers

Caroline Sinders is a machine learning design researcher and artist. She is the founder of Convocation Design + Research, a design and research agency focusing on the intersections of machine learning, user research, designing for public good, and solving communication difficult problems. As a designer and researcher, she’s worked with groups like Amnesty International, Intel, IBM Watson, the Wikimedia Foundation as well as others. Her work has been featured at the Victoria and Albert Museum, MoMA PS1, the Houston Center for Contemporary Art, Slate, Quartz, the Channels Biennale, as well as others. Caroline holds a master’s degree from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. →Website 

re:publica, 2017 — Emotional Trauma, Machine Learning and the Internet

Chaos Computer Club Konferenz, 2015 — When algorithms fail in our personal lives,

Beyond Transparency, what is design and ethics in algorithms and artificial intelligence?

An Incomplete (but growing) History of Harassment Campaigns since 2003, 2018

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Ramon Amaro is a Lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London as well as in the Centre for Research Architecture where he teaches the MA special subject ‘Conflicts & Negotiations’, and the BA courses ‘Fact of Blackness’ and ‘Space and Time’. His research interests include machine learning, design/engineering, black ontology, and philosophies of being. →Website 

Nesta, 2018 — AI and Future Society

De Punt Hackers & Designers Summer Talks, 2015 — Training and the problem of Data

Machine Learning and Racial Profiling in data-driven decision making

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Claudio Agosti is a self-taught hacker who since the late 90ties has gradually become a techno-political activist. In the last decades, he worked on whistleblower protection with GlobaLeaks, advocated against corporate surveillance and founded “facebook tracking exposed.” He is a research associate at DATACTIVE (University of Amsterdam) team and vice president of the Hermes Center for Digital Human Rights. →Website

54. Netzpolitischer Abend, 2016 —

Could populism be a side effect of the Personalized Algorithm?, 2017

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Nayantara Ranganathan is a researcher based in Bangalore, working on a feminist politics of data and infrastructures, and free speech. A core part of her work is building tools and resources that help situate stakes in “digital rights” issues for the larger human rights movements. → Website 

The Sweden-South Asia Media Project, 2016 — Digital Security and Journalism (Media and Innovation Days)

What Studying the Impact of Surveillance on Women Can Teach Us About Power, 2017

Caution! Women at Work: Surveillance in Garments Factories, 2017