Culture and Digital Technologies Dialogue Series PartI: Algorithmic Culture

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University of Alberta

116 Street and 85 Avenue NW

Room 550, Arts and Convocation Hall

Edmonton, AB T6G 2E6

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Culture and Digital Technologies Dialogue Series with Prof. Jonathan Cohn (English and Film Studies Dept., University of Alberta).

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Digital Technologies are influencing the way we live, work and think. This dialogue series aims to examine the intersections of culture and technology, to generate dialogue around the ways in which (esp. digital) technology is used to address, enable, propel, or restrict cultural change, and in turn, how cultural shifts both inspire and challenge technology development.

The first part of the Culture and Digital Technologies Dialogue Series will span the Fall Semester and comprises two sessions on Digital Feminism, and Algorithmic Culture.

The second session on Algorithmic Culture with Prof. Jonathan Cohn includes a short presentation followed by an open discussion round.

The presentation will introduce the concept of algorithmic culture, its unfortunate effects, and its artistic and subversive potential. While much of the focus on algorithmic and AI technologies focuses on their more problematic uses, Prof. Cohn will discuss recent efforts to employ them to decolonize and anti-oppressive ends.

All are welcome to join.

Free snacks will be served!

*This event is co-organized by the German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research and Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Department of the University of Alberta.

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University of Alberta

116 Street and 85 Avenue NW

Room 550, Arts and Convocation Hall

Edmonton, AB T6G 2E6

Canada

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