Deep Lab SAIC Visiting Artist Talk 11/5 @ noon


Thurs Nov. 5, Noon - 1pm
SAIC, 112 S. Michigan Ave

¯_(ツ)_/¯ and Other Stories: A Conversation on Infrastructure, Intersectionality and Ideas

Deep Lab members Simone Browne, Ingrid Burrington, and Allison Burtch will discuss how their work as artists, researchers, critics engages with issues of privacy, data, networks and surveillance.

Deep Lab is a collaborative group of cyberfeminist researchers, artists, writers, engineers, and cultural producers.

Simone Brown is a sociology professor and researcher at the University of texas, Austin. She teaches and researches surveillance studies, biometrics, airport protocol, popular culture, and black diaspora studies. Browne’s book, Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness, examines surveillance with a focus on slavery, biometric information technology, airports, borders, and creative texts.

Ingrid Burrington is a New York-based artist and writer who writes, makes maps, and tells jokes about politics, places, and all the weird feelings people have about them.

Allison Burtch creates liberation technology. She also helps run the School for Poetic Computation, where she teaches “Critical Theory of Technology: Politics, Utopia and Code.” She is currently working on a small ultrasonic hardware device that protects smart phone users from passive audio surveillance, built in part while a resident at Eyebeam Art & technology Center in New York.