(human) learning

Session 7
02.11.17

Zona MACO, Mexico City

(human) learning is a study group focused on technology and aesthetics with shifting participants, locations and collaborators. It was initiated by Roxana Fabius and Federico Pérez Villoro in New York City in 2016.

Statement

There is a latent sensation that our understanding of the world will soon change dramatically. We are designing intelligent systems which are increasingly influencing what we read, how we communicate, where we go, and what we consume. These systems are based on the ways humans think and behave. However as technology gains complexity, and algorithmic types of intelligence become more prevalent, its human origins are being surpassed in favor of manifestations beyond our power of cognition and our capacity for abstraction.

The time and space we are at might be an opportunity to think about questions like: How can art and design prepare us for uncertainty? What are the tools we need to develop to empathize with synthetic entities? What would be the language of a human-decentralized world? This study group will speculate on possible future technologies and what their projections into aesthetics could be. Sessions will be comprised of readings and discussions of both theory and fiction, to hopefully become aware of the many shades of gray between 0s and 1s.

Participants

Site

Sessions are broadcast live on this site. A beta of Holly, a simple program using WebKit speech to text transcription, will write down the conversations as they happen.

This website was designed by Adam Guzman, Christopher Hamamoto, Eugene Park, and Daniel Pennypacker.

(human) learning

Session 7
02.11.17

Zona MACO, Mexico City

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