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‘Why let a few tech executives and engineers control the algorithms that shape our lives? In an effort to democratize this technology, we have created an automated decision making program that learns from you. After a brief assessment, you can be a part of the system. You can be Fairly Intelligent™️.’
Artist A.M. Darke discusses the process of developing Fairly Intelligent™️, a speculative fiction about the world’s worst algorithm posing as the world’s best algorithm.
**Please note, this talk starts at a later time of 4pm**
About the speaker
A.M. Darke is an artist and game maker designing radical tools for social intervention. Still in the class war. Now in the pandemic. He’s in the combination class war and pandemic. Assistant Professor of Digital Arts and New Media, and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, at UC Santa Cruz, Darke also directs The Other Lab, an interdisciplinary, intersectional feminist research space for experimental games and new media. Darke’s recent work includes ‘Ye or Nay?, a Kanye West-themed game about Black culture, and he is currently developing the Open Source Afro Hair Library, a 3D model database for Black hair styles and textures.
Darke holds a B.A. in Design (’13) and an M.F.A. in Media Arts (’15), both from UCLA. Her work has been shown internationally and featured in a variety of publications, including Kill Screen, Vice, and NPR.