Machine Listening Session 1 - (Against) The Coming World of Listening Machines
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Over three experimental Zoom webinar sessions, Machine Listening investigates the coming world of listening machines across the spectrum of its dystopian and utopian dimensions. Comprising a montage of presentations, performance, sound, video, experiments in listening, and music, this first session offers a diagnostic of the near future.
Our devices are listening to us. Previous generations of audio-technology transmitted, recorded or manipulated sound. Today our digital voice assistants, smart speakers and a growing range of related technologies are increasingly able to analyse and respond to it as well. What will it mean to live in a world of listening machines? What would it require to make machine listening a field of contestation or emancipation? Featuring: Lauren McCarthy, Yeshimabeit Milner (Data for Black Lives), Kate Crawford (AI Now), Stefan Maier, Hito Steyerl, André Dao, Jennifer Walshe, Tom Smith and more
This session will last between 2 - 3 hours.
This event is free of charge, but you can support it and donate here.