BLASPHEMIC READING SOIRÉE #22: Humans, Machines and Labour

Friday, April 22, 2022, 19:00
HGK Critical Media Lab, Freilagerplatz 1, 4142 Münchenstein
(i.e. Tall glasshouse, 3rd floor)

Together with, we invite you to the challenging universe of algorithms. We will read “Calculation and the Division of Labor” (2017), a text by Lorraine Daston. It traces the development of automated computing power that now shapes our digital everyday life. We will talk about the meaning of the “automated” and ask ourselves, how the invention of algorithms out of a bourgeois-patriarchal setting is related to the systematic devaluation of digital care work. How algorithms shape a digital hierarchy of gender. And where the subversive deviations for a queer-feminist digital future might lie.

Lorraine Daston is Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

The Soirée will finally happen in physical presence and will be held together with, a network that organises events on topics related to the digital universe. They will bring along several short movies that shed light on the connection of gender, the division of labour and technology.

For those who want to have a look at the text beforehand, you can find the English version here a few days before the Soirée.

The Soirée will be held in English. All genders are welcome.

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