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Risking Everything Workshop
The Computational Politics of Prediction, Security, and Secrecy

20 May 2016

This one-day workshop aims to discuss the possibilities of thinking the political with and through machines. Whilst debates about the political implications of computation have focused on the data-driven governance of risk, less has been said about how to use the logic of prediction of machines, and how to re-invent a cybernetic politics outside the model of the network. Since the paradoxical strategies of visibility and secrecy, inclusion and exclusion seem weakened by an ever invasive and rampant state of control, this workshop aims to ask questions about how to counter-act these strategies.

Organised by Susan Schuppli & Luciana Parisi 

Supported by the Centre Research Architecture and the Digital Culture Unit at the Centre for Cultural Studies
10:00 -12:30 Session I:

Ramon Amaro, “(√ -2) Leibniz, Ideal Things and Well Founded Fictions”

Boaz Levin, “Lost In The Cloud: The Representation of Opaque Power and Its Discontents”

Louise Amoore, “On Data, Doubt, and Science”

1:30 -3:30 Session II:

Paul Feigelfeld, “Digital Rights, Clouds & Maritime Law”

Antonia Majaca, “A New Kind of Art is Possible”

Oana Parvan, “Women as Terrorists: Gendered Surveillance after the Paris Attacks”

3:45 – 5:45 Session III:

Zach Blas, “Informatic Opacity & Contra-Internet”

Pietro Pezzani, “Digital Targeting: Aesthetics and Politics of Normativity and Contagion”

Emily Rosamond, “Risky Behaviour: Social Impact Bonds and the Financialization of Rehabilitation”