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WORKSHOP: Build Your Own Words to Resist Algorithmic Censorship
WORKSHOP: Build Your Own Words to Resist Algorithmic Censorship
WORKSHOP: Build Your Own Words to Resist Algorithmic Censorship
WORKSHOP: Build Your Own Words to Resist Algorithmic Censorship

WORKSHOP: Build Your Own Words to Resist Algorithmic Censorship
WORKSHOP: Build Your Own Words to Resist Algorithmic Censorship
WORKSHOP: Build Your Own Words to Resist Algorithmic Censorship
WORKSHOP: Build Your Own Words to Resist Algorithmic Censorship

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
13:30_15:30

Online

$40-120

(taxes and fees included)

The very words we use to communicate, learn, debate, and critique have become compromised by opaque algorithmic organisation and optimisation, and the market-driven profits of private companies such as Google. We might therefore ask ourselves, just how resilient and secure is language in the digital age? Whether in the US, in China, or globally, online language has become the medium in which activism arises. Language has also become a form of data, ready to be co-opted, used to create machine learning systems for profit, such as words for training data that form AI models that can “write.” Words have also become an arena for automated censorship and moderation.

Writing has long been a form of dissent and provocation. Words can destroy worlds or create new worlds. Our new languages will be prismatic in nature, subject to the multiple, relational and transnational ways of expression.

In this workshop, participants will use the Hanzimaker and other parts of the Algorithmic Censorship Toolkit by Future of Memory to experiment with creating new words, phrases, and vocabularies to document the past and think through the future. These new hybrid characters, a mash of multiple languages, just as diasporic as their creators will escape classification and recognition by automated systems.

What words will we be left with to describe the past? What words will build our future? What is the new vocabulary we need for different kinds of revolution

Prerequisites / preparation: no experience required

This workshop has a limited capacity of 50 participants. If you signed up and your plans change, please be responsible and sign out the day before the event to vacate your spot.

Presented in collaboration with Gray Area.
Activity in English Language.

In collaboration with
Lucas La Rochelle Nedine Moonsamy Takashi Ikegami Kanta D Ihal
Lucas LaRochelleCA/QC Lucas LaRochelleCA/QC Lucas LaRochelleCA/QC Lucas LaRochelleCA/QC Lucas LaRochelleCA/QC Lucas LaRochelleCA/QC Lucas LaRochelleCA/QC Lucas LaRochelleCA/QC
Nedine MoonsamyZA Nedine MoonsamyZA Nedine MoonsamyZA Nedine MoonsamyZA Nedine MoonsamyZA Nedine MoonsamyZA Nedine MoonsamyZA Nedine MoonsamyZA
Takashi IkegamiJP Takashi IkegamiJP Takashi IkegamiJP Takashi IkegamiJP Takashi IkegamiJP Takashi IkegamiJP Takashi IkegamiJP Takashi IkegamiJP
Kanta DihalNL/UK Kanta DihalNL/UK Kanta DihalNL/UK Kanta DihalNL/UK Kanta DihalNL/UK Kanta DihalNL/UK Kanta DihalNL/UK Kanta DihalNL/UK