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02.10.2019 12:01

Grant Received from VW Foundation for collaborative project "Re:Coding Algorithmic Culture"

The project Re:Coding Algorithmic Culture has won a grant from the VW Foundation within the category ‚Original – isn’t it?’.

A screenshot of a game, reworked in the image editing software Photoshop changing outlines, resolution and colors, and then reprocessed using algorithmic tools such as ‘Content Aware Fill’ and ‘High Pass Filter Sharpening’. Credits Ipek Burçak, Isabel Paehr, Nicole voec.

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 de colonial knowledge in digital-real space. The application was submitted by Elisabeth Tuider and Pinar Tuzcu (Sociology of the Diversity, University of Kassel), Claude Draude (Gender/Diversity in Informatics Systems, University of Kassel) and Johanna Schaffer (Visual Communication, Kunsthochschule Kassel), other project authors are Ipek Burçak, Isabel Paehr and Nicole voec (Alumnae and students of the KhK).