Workshop: Another AI: exploring the imaginaries of AI through the DARC Library
SHAPE/DARC workshop in Mexico City from 5-6 December 2022 at Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, UNAM, Mexico City.
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Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, UNAM, Mexico City
In this workshop we present the 'DARC library', a collection of collective readings. The library relates to numerous other' shadow libraries', but specifically addresses what it means to render research, to give research 'format', and the limitations of though and action induced by conventional research infrastructures. Moving our workshop to Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, UNAM, Mexico City, we invite you to explore our way of working. We are asking participants to collectively read and discuss a selected text by South African scholar Rachel Adams, addressing questions of artificial intelligence in relation to decolonial(ity). The text belongs to a series of reading sessions on the topic "another AI", and in particular into questioning the universality of AI. Here, we identify a need to describe AI in alternative ways and to explore information-theoretic concepts through the ways that they are interpreted in other cultural contexts. We know, for instance, very little of AI’s role among technologists, policy-makers and commentators who live in the Global South; and what might this imply for our own research? Open questions for the workshop are, for example, is there a Mexican or Latinamerican AI? How does it differ from other regional or global readings? What are the politics associated with these situated AIs?
The workshop is organized by Digital Aesthetics Research Center (DARC) and SHAPE - Shaping Digital Citizenship.