Jes Fan is a sculptor whose interdisciplinary work is invested in the materiality of identity politics.
Molly Wright Steenson is a K&L Gates Associate Professor of Ethics & Computational Technologies at Carnegie Mellon & Senior Associate Dean for Research in the College of Fine Arts. Related book available online"Architectural Intelligence: How Designers and Architects Created the Digital Landscape".
In community with others striving for disability justice, Dustin is actively engaged in the struggle for freedom and liberation.
Please join us for the first Miller ICA Salon. We are excited to be in conversation with you.
The first conversation will generate and evolve out of the current exhibition, Paradox: The Body in Age of AI.
Our guest correspondants, Dustin, Molly and J will each be sharing points of reference and interest that they have.
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The exhibition engages artists who transverse, locate and dislocate their (or other) bodies in relationship to Artificial Intelligence. AI has a design and breadth to be utilized and to impact all of us every day in different ways, it simultaneously exists as a tool for liberations (whos) and for oppressions (from who). We acknowledge AI as a system that is being built, funded and reinforced within a system and language that maintains that a normative exists. This same normative that is a control for maintaining a binary. Though, there are also possibilities that AI can destroy the binary - that furthering technology can allow us to exist in the fullest possibility of ourselves. How would AI develop if there was not a normative? Where do you enter? What is the spectral ever changing relationship between your body and technology? How does english language as a technology insist on maintaining binaries? How do we decenter supremacy, dominance and binaries when the english language still centers the violence (non binary, non white, anti-capitalist, anti, racist, non normative)? What interrogation needs to happen so that the words of the potential of a liberating AI, access, diverse, public, do not remain tools of oppression?
The 2018/2019 Miller ICA Salons are a four-part discussion series co-organized by the Miller ICA and facilitator, Dana Bishop-Root, who is an artist living and working in Braddock, PA.
The Miller ICA Salons are facilitated topical conversations that include the general public and guest respondents whose life practice explores the chosen topic. The guest respondents have been invited to do or share existing research or inquiry on each conversation topic. The research compiled by each respondent will be made available to the public through the Miller ICA website prior to the Salon, and the public will have access to it before joining the discussion as supplemental information. Research that is shared can range from reading lists to lists of people to follow, to podcasts. Three moderators of various backgrounds will be chosen for each discussion to bring a wealth of cross disciplinary ideas, perspectives and modalities to the conversation, creating a space where the public can access free college-level, seminar-style discussions on pressing issues. The goal of these Salons is to animate engaged citizenship through conversation and exchange in free public space.