Chris Wood is an artist and researcher interested in imaginaries around technology, especially the ways emerging technology defines our experiences of time and space. His practice is based around collaborative workshops, conversations and interactions.
Artificial Intelligence is taking control of our lives in complex and profound ways. Robots are not walking the streets, but what we see online is being curated by algorithms. Similar algorithms may also decide if people are granted loans or even released from prison. This workshop asks questions about the nature and experience of these algorithms. How do they think about or process their actions? Do they dream about their decisions during their down-time? Do they sense different choices in different ways?
The workshop will give a technical overview of machine learning processes. The participants are invited to use imagination and speculate about how algorithms channel information, asking what kind of worlds this technology could create. The coming world will not just be made of technical explanations but also creative understandings. This workshop will challenge what we know and begin to build alternatives through discussion and rapid prototyping.