A set of literary and visual provocations focusing on collaborative actions, their raison d’être and potential outcomes. Through these provocations, we invite participants to reflect on the differing group dynamics present in their lives, and to create fictional or realistic narratives of their own.
100% sleep: I’ve let the data giants into my private life and now I track my dreams through electricity
Salt water is a natural Wifi and GPS blocking technology. Join us for a sea shanty workshop that attempts to disrupt the digital by inviting the waters of the Barbican lake to turn saline, thereby interfering with the multiple tracking technologies that encircle the centre.
Show me the face of your digital voice
From virtual assistants to supermarket checkouts, the digital voice is embedded in our cities. But who does it belong to, who does it speak for and what imprint does it leave on us? We’ll listen together in this practical workshop, to test the strategies of these machines.
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How long have you spent scrolling today? Klaas Diersmann presents an experimental and eerie depiction of our intimate yet divisive and compulsive relationships with mobile technologies.
Can AI get lonely? Our More than Human chatbot seems to think so. Start up a conversation with it now to discuss the big issues surrounding AI, and stop its lonely bot-heart from breaking.
'The rise of the web is synonymous with a new kind of body that is noticeably different to the ones which preceded it...'
Vybarr Cregan-Reid considers how the way we use tools changes the way we look, as part of our Life Rewired Reads series.
'We love and depend on our current adversary. In fact, we carry it around with us everywhere...'
Jamie Bartlett wonders if attention is becoming the most precious resource we have, as part of our Life Rewired Reads series.