Saturday 04/11 4PM

DIS Whet Talks with Robot Bina48 and Bruce Duncan on Mindfiles, MindClones, and Bina48 (android)

Ever find yourself wondering what a MindClone is or who Bina48 is? If yes, The Island (Ken) (2015) by DIS has the answers. At this talk, part of a larger series organized by DIS, Bruce Duncan,… Read more

Thursday 04/16 7PM

The Theresa Duncan CD-ROMs

This event marks the launch of a new online restoration of three pioneering feminist video games.

In the mid-1990s, Theresa Duncan created Chop Suey (1995), Smarty (1996), and Zero Zero (1997), three lyrical adventure… Read more

Saturday 04/25 1PM

Constantina Zavitsanos: Speculative Planning Session with Fred Moten and Stefano Harney

Presented as part of “Constantina Zavitsanos: THIS COULD BE US,” a project of the R&D Season: SPECULATION.

Constantina Zavitsanos’s… Read more

Saturday 04/25 4PM

DIS Whet Talks: Rob Horning on the Acquisitive Gaze

Social shopping sites like Pinterest promise users consumerism without consumption, transferring the utility of goods to the mood that their images evoke. In this talk—part of a series of talks and performances that will take place at The Island… Read more

Saturday 05/02 12PM

Rhizome’s Seven on Seven Conference

Presented by Rhizome, the Seven on Seven conference pairs seven leading artists with seven luminary technologists, and challenges them to make something new together—be it an application, an artwork, a provocation, or whatever they imagine—over… Read more

Sunday 05/03 3PM

“Gender Talents” launch with Carlos Motta and guests

Join Carlos Motta to celebrate the launch of “Gender Talents,” a web-based project by Motta that engages movements and discourses for gender self-determination within trans and intersex communities internationally. The event will feature a screening… Read more

Thursday 05/07 7PM

Constantina Zavitsanos: Speculative Planning Session with Denise Ferreira da Silva

Presented as part of “Constantina Zavitsanos: THIS COULD BE US,” a project of the R&D Season: SPECULATION.

Constantina Zavitsanos’s… Read more

Friday 05/08 7PM

Alexander Provan presents Reality Formatting

At this performance, writer Alexander Provan will tell of a typical “expert listener” undergoing a test meant to refine the compression algorithms that underlie all digital media. He will place the audience within the sensorium of a middle-aged,… Read more

Saturday 05/09 4PM

DIS Whet Talks: McKenzie Wark on “Renotopia”

In this talk, writer McKenzie Wark will explore “how a new kitchen or bathroom became the outer limits of imagining the good life.” He observes: “Once upon a time, people aspired to build, if not brave new worlds, then at least pretty cock-sure… Read more

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