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Saturday, June 17 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Data and Power

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State surveillance, biometrics, racist algorithms, and more – it is easy to become fearful and overwhelmed when it comes to data. And yet, our communities are resilient and full of genius. Beyond the many hands-on tools of circumvention and protection we share at the AMC, we need creativity and inspiration when it comes to data too. This plenary will highlight the work of three artists who transform the fear of data and surveillance into power and healing: instagram poetry that makes security culture accessible and compelling; a father’s FBI file reclaimed and transformed into art; an open source software for surveilling the surveyors and fostering cross-movement collaborations.

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Sasha Costanza-Chock

Sasha Costanza-Chock (pronouns: they/them or she/her) is a scholar, activist, and media-maker, and currently Associate Professor of Civic Media at MIT. They are a Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Faculty Affiliate with the MIT Open Documentary Lab and the MIT Center for Civic Media, and creator of the MIT Codesign Studio (codesign.mit.edu). Their work focuses on social movements, transformative media organizing, and design justice., MIT
Sasha Costanza-Chock (they/them or she/her) is Associate Professor of Civic Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They’re a scholar, activist, and media-maker who works with networked social movements, transformative media organizing, and design justice. Sasha is a... Read More →


Burak Arikan

Burak Arikan is a New York and Istanbul based artist. He takes the obvious social, economical, and political issues as input and runs them through an abstract machinery, which generates network maps and algorithmic interfaces, results in performances, and procreates predictions to... Read More →
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Sadie Barnette

Sadie Barnette is from Oakland, CA. She earned her BFA from CalArts and her MFA from the University of California, San Diego. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally at venues including The Studio Museum in Harlem (where she was Artist in Residence), the... Read More →

Micha Cárdenas

micha cárdenas is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and Interactive Media Design at the University of Washington Bothell. She is the director of the Poetic Operations Collaborative, a design research lab at the University of Washington Bothell applying technological... Read More →

Frances Lee

Frances Lee is an interdisciplinary UX/UI designer and masters student in Cultural Studies at UW Bothell. They create digital media on QTPOC safety and trans futurity in the Poetic Operations Collaborative. Frances has worked in the Austin/Seattle corporate tech industry and gives... Read More →

Saturday June 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
DeRoy Auditorium