This online open talk will consist of a dialogue between Vladan Joler and Bani Brusadin. Together they will explore Joler's rather fascinating character at the intersection of research, data visualization, cartography and art.
Among other topics, they will discuss together on how to visualize different technical and social aspects of algorithmic transparency, digital labor exploitation, invisible infrastructures, and many other contemporary phenomena in the intersection between technology and society.
This talk is part of the exhibition Vladan Joler. Explorer of Contemporary Phenomena, that is taking place at Elisava (Àgora and Atri) until December 22nd, 2020. The exhibition shows the awarded piece by the Design Museum of London (Design of the Year Award in 2019 and Design of the Decades) Anatomy of an AI System, which is exhibited for the first time in Barcelona. It also includes two new works from 2020: New Extractivism and The Architecture of a Face Recognition System.
Vladan Joler is an academic, researcher and artist whose work blends data investigations, counter cartography, investigative journalism, writing, data visualization, critical design, and numerous other disciplines.
Vladan Joler’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Design Museum in London and included in the permanent exhibition of Ars Electronica Center.
His work is exhibited in more than a hundred international exhibitions, including institutions and events such as XXII Triennale di Milano, ZKM Karlsruhe, HKW Berlin, Vienna Biennale, Victoria and Albert Museum, Transmediale, Ars Electronica, Biennale WRO, Design Society Shenzhen, Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, MONA, Glassroom, La Gaite Lyrique and institutions such as Council of Europe in Strasbourg and European Parliament in Brussels.
Bani Brusadin is an independent researcher and curator, co-director of The Influencers festival at the CCCB and the Tentacular festival at Matadero Madrid. Since the late 1990s, he has been dedicated to observing and fostering creative practices that cut across contemporary art, critical technologies, user cultures, and the utopias and dystopias of a networked society.
Together with artists Eva and Franco Mattes, he founded The Influencers festival, about unconventional art, guerrilla communication and radical entertainment (2004 - 2019). The fifteen editions of the festival cover different moments in the history of digital and post-digital cultures thanks to the participation of many of the emerging artists, radical designers, rebellious technologists and most innovative researchers on the international independent scene.
Currently he is working in Freeport, an independent study programme on critical creative strategies for a world of humans, non-humans, and machines. After two pilot programmes at the CCCB (2018) and at Matadero Madrid (2019), a new program will take place at the end of 2020, co-produced by Matadero Madrid.
This online open talk is organized by the Master's Degree in Data and Design.