Who am I? To be human is to ask questions, even about our very existence, but what if we asked google these questions instead? Would some people get better answers than others?
We look to our phones and devices for answers, but do they let us make ourselves anew, or just replicate the biases in the non-digital world?
My Soul Is A Search Engine was commissioned for Frequency 2019.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dolly Sen is a writer, artist, and filmmaker. Her work aims to subvert perceptions around madness and being “othered”. She’s trying to alter the faulty programming of society that thinks being mad is a virus and not a response to the system it finds itself in. No person is a spam folder.
Inspired by the way sci-fi creates fictional universes, artist Sophie Rogers uses digital software to create navigable simulations of imagined places and scenes.
In August 2019 Sophie undertook a residency with Mansions of the Future, resulting in a digital commission to coincide with Frequency Festival.
This new online commission combines simulations of alternate realities with research into Donna Harraway’s writing on how the human and non-human are inextricably interlinked.July 9, 2019 on Artwork, Featured, Online Zone
A series of public performances held in Liverpool and Salford (© Photo credits Amina Bihi) as well as a collection of eight video/text/audio essays available on his website.
YouKnow is a research project that was initiated by a residency at FACT Liverpool and the BBC in Salford and London.
By looking at BBC journalists’ workflows, BBC R&D experiments, and real world events, this research aims to evaluate the impact of automation and Artificial Intelligence in the construction and consumption of news items. This research has materialised itself through several outputs:
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Thomas Grogan is Franco-British artist and design researcher based in London. With a background in Industrial and Speculative Design, he has developed a practice that is driven by ethnographic research, investigating current and future social issues surrounding emerging technologies. His work varies from installation, filmmaking, to performance.
www.thomas-grogan.comJune 9, 2019 on Artwork, Featured, Online Zone
Are Facebook & Google dangerous?
They sure are.
Disrupt the accepted wisdom of safety.
We need to reinvent, and own, new ways of using the digital world to promote freedom of expression and freedom from exploitation by capitalism.
ABOUT THE WRITER
Born in Cardiff, Wales, Phil has been writing full time for the past 14 years. Inspired and fascinated by fiction since childhood Phil started writing in his early teens. Alongside his writing he has also been creating photography for 50 years, exploring the still image and the written word.
In recent years, Phil’s writing has run the gamut from feature film screenplay to novels to writer in residence to children’s books and more.
www.philcoskerwriter.comApril 21, 2019 on Featured, Online Zone
This photographic project by Willa Jamieson looks at the ethics of surveillance, taking Streetview images of individuals minding their own business in their garden or street, and turning them into postcards. Wish you were here?
Willa Jamieson is a Lincolnshire based photographer studying BA Photography at the University of Lincoln. Her work covers a variety of subjects, primarily focusing on abandoned spaces and derelict landscapes, places discarded by society.
Large scale black and white images show the magnitude of an industrial quarry and how it disrupts the surrounding landscape. A quarry can have multiple impacts on the environment; visual intrusion, dust, damaged landscape, loss of land and a deterioration in water quality.
Created in response to the Frequency Festival 2019 theme, ‘Disruption=Cultural Reinvention’, Robert’s photographs put the often-unearthly quarry landscapes front and centre, while her captions explore the work the industry is doing to restore this land to agriculture or woodland.