Informatics of Domination

Informatics of Domination

12 January–23 March 2017

Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK

Informatics of Domination

Department of Visual Cultures Spring 2017 Public Programme
organized by Zach Blas

In 1985, feminist scholar Donna Haraway reconceptualized white capitalist patriarchy as the informatics of domination. Addressing the global impact of science and technology at the close of the 20th century, Haraway argued that power and oppression were now “a polymorphous, information system…scary new networks…constructed by a common move—the translation of the world into a problem of coding.” In 2016, worldwide surveillance, securitization, the militarization of policing, biometric governance, and drone warfare all highlight the persistence and intensification of the informatics of domination. In this programme, we will broadly consider the politics of computational surveillance and digital control, giving particular attention to how artists, academics, and curators are grappling with these challenges today.

12 January     Shu Lea Cheang with Nina Wakeford

19 January     Metahaven with Susan Schuppli

26 January     Mohammad Salemy with Stefan Nowotny

2 February     Heather Dewey-Hagborg with Joanna Zylinska

9 February     Seb Franklin with Luciana Parisi

2 March         Erika Balsom with Nadja Millner-Larsen

9 March         Rizvana Bradley with Irit Rogoff & Kodwo Eschun

16 March       Ricardo Dominguez with Matthew Fuller

23 March       Simone Browne with Ramon Amaro

All talks will take place in the Richard Hoggart Building, room 342, from 5pm – 7pm.

Following some lectures, an accompanying text by speakers will be published on e-flux conversations: Blas, Dewey-Hagborg.