1st Wednesdays: Writing Workshop, 7 - 10p
2nd Tuesdays: New Media + Interdisciplinary Critique Group, 7 - 9p
Write to: firstname.lastname@example.org to be involved and for updates on these groups - please specify which group you are interested in being in! Details below:
New Media Critique Group
The New Media Critique at B4BEL4B brings together diverse practitioners in art, technology and new media order to critically engage each other's projects and important issues in the field. The group deliberately attempts to negotiate with various forms of diversity and difference (class, race, gender, ability, etc.). The group directly addresses the fault lines of the urban/rural, socio/cultural, political/purely aesthetic, raw/trained and work/system. In this space, people explore: Video, Algorithmic Art, Robotics, AR, VR, XR, Installation, Sculpture, Software, Hardware, Architecture, Internet/Net Art, Critical Design, Performance, Sound Art, Bio-Art, Eco-Art, and the cross-pollination of these fields. This group is run by Delta_Ark, Tiare Ribeaux, and Surabhi Saraf.
Technology/Ecology Writer's Workshop
The technology/ecology writer's workshop at B4BEL4B hosts writers that write 'about' technology/ecology and/or writers that 'use' technology and/or ecology in order to render their texts. Writers have been poets, journalists, novelists and academics who have critically engaged with landscape and/or technology, exploring themes like utopia/dystopia, surveillance, bio-technology, eviction and displacement, 4th industrial revolution, urban/rural divide, climate change, decolonization, etc. Writers have created bots, used natural language processing, machine-learning, hi-jacked google translate, followed the migration paths of animals, done analysis on population genetics, gone on scientific voyages, etc. The workshop is a territory for both thematic and formal exploration of the interconnections between the land and technology. This group is run by Delta_Ark and Xiaowei R. Wang.