MachineMachine /stream - imported from syllabus.cache en-us LifePress <![CDATA[TikTok Cultures Research Network (Methodologies)]]>

The TikTok Cultures Research Network held its third virtual event TikTok Methodologies on 19 July 2021 hosted by founding members Associate Professor Crystal Abidin, Professor Patrik Wikström, and Dr D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye.

The field of digital media research is rapidly expanding to include innovative and exciting TikTok research. As one of the most widely used digital short video platforms around the world, TikTok is a key social arena to study global youth culture, creativity, professionalization, and activism. This event was a critical forum for discussion on TikTok research frameworks and methodologies from emerging voices in the field.

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 01:33:32 -0800

AI Manyfesto signed , ... Sign your name This manyfesto is a provocation, a question, an opening, a dance about a future of AI technologies that is decolonial.

Sat, 02 Oct 2021 01:33:26 -0700

General Watch A. Fantastic Fungi, Louis Schwartzberg (2019) B. Let things Rot, Mateo Barrenengoa (2021) Listen A. Welcome to Mushroom Hour B. Mushroom Revival Read A. Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake B. The Mushroom at the End of the World by Anna L. Tsing C. Mushrooms by Roger Phillips D.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 05:33:54 -0700
<![CDATA[The Changing Ontology of the Image | The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics]]>

Traditionally we think of images as relatively individualized or delimited phenomena that, in one way or the other, appear to the human mind and apparatus of perception. Currently, however, we are witnessing an intensification of what we might call thenetworkedness of the image along with a proliferation of machine imagery that operates independently of human perception and cognition. These “operative images” are, in Harun Farocki’s oft-cited formulation, “images without a social goal, not for edification, not for reflection”—they “do not represent an object, but rather are part of an operation.” In fact, one might claim that one of the characteristics of the contemporary image-space is its increasing integration of operational images and machine vision.

Sun, 04 Jul 2021 22:36:39 -0700

This portal contains hundreds of references arranged along subject, themes and media in eight bibliographies.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 22:36:40 -0700
<![CDATA[Open source, experimental, and tiny tools roundup]]> ]]> Wed, 14 Apr 2021 04:36:57 -0700 <![CDATA[Joyful Militancy | The Anarchist Library]]>

To survive. Just keep it alive Like the moment when I first heard Gil Scott-Heron, I knew upon first read that I would return to this book.

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:36:31 -0800
<![CDATA[The Digital Condition: Arts and Humanities in the Digital Age]]>

UPDATE: Due to circumstances the Winter School will be held virtually. Please note that the programme follows the EET Eastern European Time UTC+2 timezone!

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 10:39:28 -0800
<![CDATA[▋▅▉▝▊ || beyond resolution]]>

|| ︎ ︎ Rosa Menkman || PGP || ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ||

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 02:36:07 -0800
<![CDATA[Rethinking Artificial Intelligence through Feminism | CCCB LAB]]>

Technology surrounds us and is everywhere, but how this technology is made and who really benefits from it and who does not, are still important questions to be investigated.

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 23:36:39 -0800
<![CDATA[How to Predict Culture in 2050?]]>

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Sun, 29 Nov 2020 06:36:22 -0800
<![CDATA[Cyberfeminism Index]]>

Cyberfeminism Index is INCOMPLETE and ALWAYS IN PROGRESS. Commissioned by Rhizome, it premiered with New Museum’s First Look. The printed publication Cyberfeminism Catalog will be published by Inventory Press in 2022. Please feel welcome to contribute using the “submit” button at the bottom of all pages.


Cyberfeminism cannot be reduced to women and technology. Nor is it about the diffusion of feminism through technology. Combining cyber and feminism was meant as an oxymoron or provocation, a critique of the cyberbabes and fembots that stocked the sci-fi landscapes of the 1980s. The term is self-reflexive: technology is not only the subject of cyberfeminism, but its means of transmission. It’s all about feedback.

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:59:18 -0700
<![CDATA[An Open P2P Resource for AI technology: Art, Academia and Activism – Marc Garrett. Exploring Class in Postdigital Cultures]]>

An open knowledge list for all to add to, use, and share with others.

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 23:59:31 -0700
<![CDATA[Collapse of Civilization reading list]]>

This is a list of books on and related to collapse broken down by various categories.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 05:59:41 -0700
<![CDATA[Critical Designer, Activist Engineer: Making Things and Making Things Happen]]>

What happens when design and engineering research results in activism, human rights work, politics, or matters of equity and justice? Engineers and designers are often thought of as “problem-solvers” in mostly technical, practical, and formal senses. But this class explores the equally compelling history of engineering and design projects that raise difficult questions, aid marginalized communities, address urgent social issues, or create new social conditions.We’ll talk to designers, artists, and engineers who work on issues of sustainability, power, health, education, and more. And we’ll run our own experiments in creative design work for the public good. The class includes significant reading, field trip(s) and guest lectures, short experiments, and a culminating project.We want you to witness and be inspired by the exciting, expansive fields of what are variously called social design, engineering for the public good, socially engaged art practices, and many other names. However, we also want you to be well versed in the many, many pitfalls of so-called “activist” work with technology—when it’s under-informed, poorly researched, focused on form and not on substance, it risks not only being ineffective, but can lead to actual harm. We take this risk seriously, so this course will have you mostly listening, learning, listening and learning some more, and, finally proposing—not carrying out fully-fledged projects in one semester. Trust us on this: We can have fun and be at play with ideas while also operating with due diligence as socially-minded engineers and designers. Humility and questions are your trusty companions here, your true north. We want to help you to lay a foundation; you will have many, many future opportunities to build the house.

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 03:59:27 -0700
<![CDATA[Understanding Interactive Media: Critical Questions & Concepts]]>

This seminar course is an introduction to the concepts, questions, and components that encompass interactive media as it relates to creative expression and critical engagement. Students will learn to analyze interactive media’s constituent parts, engage in readings that critically examine both the impact that interactive media and technology have on culture and societies as well as the ways in which social contexts shape the development and application of these technologies, and apply these concepts in a series of creative exercises. The contexts become apparent by examining interactive media and interactivity through the lenses of relevant critical perspectives including politics, economics, ethics, race, gender, psychology, and the environment. Throughout the semester students will learn and apply critical texts to analyze interactive media and build a vocabulary for making sense of our increasingly mediated world. The course thus serves to introduce a conceptual foundation for students to inform and direct their own creative practice by establishing a lexicon of basic operating definitions and reinforcing a culture of makers capable of critical reflection and awareness. Readings, discussions, research, creative exercises and writing constitute the body of this course.

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 22:59:19 -0700
<![CDATA[The Philosophy and Politics of Accelerationism — Course Out Now! – xenogothic]]>

Following our one-hour promo chat from the other day, I’m very excited to announce that The Philosophy and Politics of Accelerationism, a collaborative course written by James ‘@meta_nomad‘ Ellis and myself is now live at

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 12:59:11 -0700
<![CDATA[Openly shared AI Resource List - Google Docs]]>

List of AI in: Academia, Technology and Activism - An Openly shared Resource with Peers. (Title to be changed soon) The Cultural Production of Art and AI: Investigating various methods such as: computer vision, artificial intelligence, neurorobotics, speech recognition, generative writing, ge...

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 04:59:04 -0700
<![CDATA[MA Internet Equalities Reading List - Creative Computing Institute - Medium]]>

We are very excited about our new MA Internet Equalities Course, which will explore how power relations are organized, embedded and perpetuated in internet technologies, and how they can be re-organized or challenged through critical, creative and activist practice.

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:59:25 -0700
<![CDATA[Winter School 2020 - MSCP]]>

Eleven philosophy short-courses taught in Melbourne June - July. The Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy is proud to present the Winter School 2020 curriculum. All courses are 10 hours in length. All courses will be taught via Zoom.

Fri, 19 Jun 2020 09:59:07 -0700