22 September, 1pm to 6pm.
Participants: Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Feminist Internet, Open Knowledge Ireland, Simon Price, Isabella Streffen
Objects, spaces, and technologies are often activated as tools for empowerment or experienced as carriers of inequality. Artists exploring the ways in which the ideals and practices of democracy are manifested within technological systems are engaging in new forms of political questioning through digital technologies and platforms. In this one day symposium, Material Politics brings together artists, activists, and theorists whose practices are raising questions about how power and democracy are radically changing under today’s algorithmic conditions. The symposium sets out how to explore how new kinds of engagement with the materiality of politics open up political possibility and shift existing fields of knowledge.