In this meditative performance by Abdelrahman Hassan, we will try to unpack the different levels of harm related to data and algorithms, starting from the individual, passing by the structural, and ending with widely adopted toxic imaginaries of sociotechnical futures. Presented as a meditation, this will be an invitation to subvert the cruel and often toxic pessimism that overshadows our conversation on AI. Instead, we will activate a state of power-informed joyful resistance. Using poetry and a collective ritual to create a radical imagination, we hope to create a space of mindful resistance against a backdrop of an always-on, fast-moving technological landscape.
Performance 'Gardens of Algorithmic Care'
A poetic meditation on the harm caused by data and algorithms