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Agora Digital Art and W21 are joining forces to produce a new Curators’ Conversations, exploring the digital and technology realm in curatorial practices with a touch of feminism.

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W21 is an on-going participatory art project focusing on post-feminism and intersectional practice in art, science, culture, and technology. We aim to map feminist practice and to write a collaborative manifesto for the digital era, with deep considerations of gender, class or race.

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Does AI Need a Body?

24 February 2021 at 18:30 GMT

W21’s 2020/2021 focus theme is Dis/embodiment.

The speakers will be asked three questions:

  1. Does AI Need a Body?
  2. “How do gender and dis/embodiment play out in the spaces you inhabit? In your work? Is it possible, and if so how, to define what it means to be a ‘woman’ in the 21st Century?
  3. What would you say to future generations of women?

About the speakers

Gretchen Andrew is best known as the SEO imperialist artist. She playfully subverts and mocks the algorithm system. Andrew is the first AI feminist.

Helene von Schwichow is the co-founder of the independent think-tank MOTIF Institute for Digital Culture. MOTIF is an independent think-tank that operates at the intersection of technology and society. 

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Margot Mottaz, Associate Curator at Superblue

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Lito Kattou, Artist and Kay Watson, Curator at the Serpentine Galleries

Moderator: Valeria Facchin at W21

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