What: Data, Democracy, and the Human Story: A Conversation with Members of Deep Lab
When: Thursday, November 5th at 6:30pm
Where: Wintrust Hall at Loyola University Chicago
(16 E. Pearson St.)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Deep Lab is a collaborative composed of artists, engineers, hackers, writers, and theorists. It was founded in 2014 by Addie Wagenknecht under a Warhol Foundation Grant at The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University  under the direction of Golan Levin.
The collaborative aims to develop research around themes in digital culture, including privacy, anonymity, security, and big data aggregation. The name Deep Lab is a nod to the Deep Web, the mysterious, hidden portion of the internet beyond the reach of standard search engines, and estimated to be many orders of magnitude greater in size.
Deep Lab Documentary
Free and open to the public. RSVP here.
In the age of big data, what are the arts and humanities for?
In the first installment of our series, Data, Democracy, and the Human Story, we examined how data science is shedding new light on “human” topics, like romantic attraction and racial bias. Now, join us as we discuss the ways that the arts and humanities might provide a way to negotiate some of the critical contemporary issues raised by technology.
In the second installment of this series, we’ll talk with three members of Deep Lab, a collaborative group of cyberfeminist researchers, artists, writers, engineers, and cultural producers engaged in ongoing critical assessments of contemporary digital culture.
Simone Browne, Ingrid Burrington, and Allison Burtch will discuss how their work as artists, critics and members of the Deep Lab collective engages with issues of privacy, security, and surveillance. We’ll also release the first issue of a three-volume chapbook set accompanying the program series, including new work from Allison alongside contributions from Simone, Ingrid, and selected Chicago-area artists. J oin us for a free copy of this limited-edition publication and an engaging, interactive conversation.
This program is co-sponsored by the Loyola University Chicago School of Communication, presented in conjunction with their Fifth Annual International Symposium on Digital Ethics, and is supported in part by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.
This facility is wheelchair accessible. If you require any other arrangements to fully participate, please let us know - email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 422-5580 at least 72 hours prior to the event.