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We have always been the digital product, so where do we go from here?

We have always been the digital product, so where do we go from here?

Nanjira Sambuli
Sunday 25 March 2018
4pm

In this talk, Nanjira Sambuli will reflect on some digital realities based on her work across Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America, where there’s much excitement, as there should be trepidation, about connecting the next billion.… »

What money can(not) measure

What money can(not) measure

Rasmus Fleischer
Wednesday 7 March 2018
7pm

Money is not just an ever-present constraint. Money is also a tool to understand the world, to highlight injustices, to establish comparisons between past, present and future. Are we better off or worse off than our… »

Recognitional Transparencies, Bludge Existence [1]

Recognitional Transparencies, Bludge Existence [1]

Adriana Ramić
Wednesday 31 January 2018
7pm

Developments in machine learning reinforce a particular canon of classification and understanding. How can the threshold for encoding and interpretation be adjusted or expanded beyond dominant conceptions, and where are we bound as bipedal thought forms? ”Pencils,… »

The Work of Art: Value in Creative Careers

The Work of Art: Value in Creative Careers

Alison Gerber
Thursday 26 October 2017
7pm

Artists are everywhere, from celebrities showing at MoMA to locals hoping for a spot on a café wall. They are photographed at gallery openings in New York and Los Angeles, hustle in fast-gentrifying cities, and, sometimes,… »

Pier Paolo Pasolini. The sacred body

Pier Paolo Pasolini. The sacred body

Lars Gustaf Andersson
Thursday 24 November 2016
7pm

In November last year, a dismal jubilee was celebrated; the 40th anniversary of the murder of the Italian filmmaker and writer Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Setting out from Ilias Papailiakis’ Studies on Pasolini’s portrait, 2015, a… »

Slaves and free black in the court of justice at Swedish Saint Barthélemy

Slaves and free black in the court of justice at Swedish Saint Barthélemy

Fredrik Thomasson
Wednesday 15 June 2016
7pm

Sweden became a slave nation with the takeover of the Caribbean island Saint Barthélemy in 1785. Serfdom had been abolished in 1335 and as Swedish law did not regulate slavery a version of the French slave… »

The Image and the machine: a cultural inquiry into contemporary forms of perception

The Image and the machine: a cultural inquiry into contemporary forms of perception

Lila Lee-Morrison
Thursday 7 April 2016
7pm

Contemporary applications of machine vision involve processes that often, obscure human perception, whether through bureaucratic procedures of blacking out information as in the case of drone warfare or through the mathematical abstractions of perceptual algorithms as… »

Then and now. We and them.

Then and now. We and them.

Christina Zetterlund
Tuesday 27 October 2015
7pm

In conjunction with Allison Smith’s exhibition The Fort, Christina Zetterlund will talk about history never being neutral from the point of arts and crafts. In a time when certain forces wish to turn back the clock… »

The Pilgrim City

The Pilgrim City

Hans Carlsson
Wednesday 10 June 2015
7pm

A talk on forward/visionary and backward/reactionary movements in Malmö. In the essay From Pilgrim to Tourist – or a Short History of Identity Zygmunt Bauman compares the pilgrim’s search for inner peace and enlightenment with the… »

Soundscapes of the past and the present

Soundscapes of the past and the present

Cajsa S. Lund
Tuesday 8 April 2014
7pm

In our modern society sound is almost constantly present. In pre-historic times, there were more of silence. Our listening habits depend on the sound in our environment, but the meaning attached to sound also determine… »