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Thursday, September 30 7:00pm

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VirtualSymposia & Panels

Coalition Building Towards Liberatory Technologies

Wednesday, September 30, 2021, 7 pm ET
Free or pay what you can
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Accessibility: ASL interpretation and open captions provided.

On the occasion of Johann Diedrick’s Dark Matters, this panel led by Johann Diedrick will discuss both the discriminatory and exploitative artificial intelligences of our current moment, and imagine libertory future technologies. How would a libertatory artificial intelligence act? What are the networks, communities, and infrastructures we need to build our tomorrows?

Additional panelists to be announced! The event will be available for 24 hours for everyone who registers, and 72 hours for Squeaky Wheel members. This event is co-presented with Just Buffalo Literary Center.

About the panelists

Johann Diedrick is a Caribbean-American artist, engineer, and musician who makes installations, performances, and sculptures for encountering our world through your ears. He surfaces vibratory histories of past interactions inscribed in material and embedded in space, peeling back sonic layers to reveal hidden memories and untold stories. He shares his tools and techniques through listening tours, workshops, and open-source hardware/software. He is the founder of A Quiet Life, a sonic engineering and research studio that designs and builds audio-related software and hardware products for delightfully encountering our environment and each other. He is a 2021 Mozilla Creative Media Award recipient, a member of NEW INC, and an adjunct professor at NYU’s ITP program. His work has been featured in Wire Magazine, Musicworks Magazine, and presented at MoMA PS1 (Queens, NY), Somerset House (London, UK), Social Kitchen (Kyoto, Japan), Common Ground (Berlin, Germany), Recess (Brooklyn, NY), Knockdown Center (Queens, NY), and Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY).

About Just Buffalo Literary Center’s Civil Writes Project

Just Buffalo Literary Center’s Civil Writes Project CELEBRATES the legacy of prominent Black writers who have called Buffalo home, whose voices shape history, inspire radical change, and influence current and future generations of poets and writers; DRAWS INSPIRATION from Buffalo’s history as a gateway to freedom along the Underground Railroad; and CHALLENGES our community to grapple with racism and inequities through literature, to find pathways toward justice in the power of the written word, and to open hearts & minds as we confront our shared past and present in order to shape a more equitable future. See more information here.

Banner image courtesy of Johann Diedrick.