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Re:Coding Algorithmic Culture - SoSe 2020

From April to June 2020 the project Re:Coding Algorithmic Culture will host online events, labs and game jams.

Poster with details to the events (same information is given on the website)

ON BEING TURNED OFF. AN UN_TIMELY LAB.

20 - 27 April 2020

Through a_synchonous meetings (gatherings) we will practice story-telling, go for a walk in between different times, encounter unknown matters, and speculate on staying not-healthy.

SOCIAL DISTANCING IN TIMES OF SOCIAL MEDIA

12 May 2020, 9:30 - 12:00

Platform: Zoom (secured version) / Adobe Connect
Please register by 5 May 2020 at pinar-tuzcu@uni-kassel.de

Discussing the phrase "social distancing", implemented as a prevention strategy against the COVID-19 outbreak, we will ask what "social distancing" means in times of social media. We will analyze the different contexts of social media and try to understand how this socio-medical implementation is shaping society discursively, affectibely, and materially.

TAKING A WALK THROUGH A COMPUTER

19 May, 2020, 11:00 - 16:00 (1 hour lunch break)

Platform: Discord/Skype/Terminal
Please register by 5 May 2020 at l.britton@uni-kassel.de
No previous knowledge required

Taking a Walk through A Computer is an online coding lab that will explore computation through playing with things already present: Our bodies and our computer terminals.

PLAYING THE CODE - CODING IN TOUCH

16 June 2020, 11:00 - 20:00 (breaks when desired)

Room/Platform: Discord/Skype/Bitsy/Board Games & Twine - we begin on Discord
Please register by 2 June 2020 at l.britton@uni-kassel.de
No previous knowledge required.

In the Game Jam Playing the Code / Coding in Touch we will work collaboratively to make our own games. We begin by exploring unexpected modes of communication and non linear narratives that unfold with the logic of algorithms.

About the project

The project Re:Coding Algorithmic Culture has won a grant from the VW Foundation within the category ‚Original – isn’t it?’. Over the next 1.5 years, the project participants will investigate the question of how algorithmically based collections, classifications and interpretations of data can perpetuate existing social inequalities/ discrimination – and also challenge, if not redefine them. Research formats will be hackathons, game jams, coding workshops, participatory design labs, design noir Experiments, performances, exhibitions as well as video and text analyses. These interdisciplinary labs are meant to be critical, queer-feminist, anti-racist and work with decolonial knowledge in digital-real space. The application was submitted by Sociology of Diversity, University of Kassel, Gender/Diversity in Informatics Systems, University of Kassel and Visual Communiation, Kunsthochschule Kassel. Workers on the project (alphabetically) include: Claude Draude, Elisabeth Tuider, Eunice Njoki, Ipek Burçak, Isabel Paehr, Johanna Schaffer, Loren Britton, Nicole (voec), Pinar Tuzcu and Tom Fixemer.

https://r-calc.net/