Mark Meadows discussing The Authority Of Robots
Monday the 24th of November, Mark Meadows will be visiting the University of Amsterdam for a discussion on ‘The Authority Of Robots: How Automated Systems Are Automating Us’. The discussion will be held at the Media Studies building on the Turfdraagsterpad 9 in room 0.13 and will be moderated by Geert Lovink and Edward Shanken.
Richard Rogers, who holds the Chair in New Media & Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam, writes in his invitation that this one-hour discussion looks into “robots” (systems that replace humans) and uncovers a strange state of affairs that is occurring, a bit like global warming. Whether ATMs, video games, chatbots, or wikipedia these automated systems influence how we behave in terms of family, friends, food, fun, and finances. They determine how we are choosing and how we are thinking and this talk take a second look at what we might initially see as “liberating.” Mark Stephen Meadows (aka Pighed) is an American artist, engineer, and author with over 15 years experience in interactive media. Founder of Echo & Shadow and HeadCase Humanufacturing he has also spent time at Xerox-PARC, Stanford Research Institute, Construct, and The Waag. He is the author of “I, Avatar”, “Pause & Effect” and others. A Co-inventor of four patents relating to artificial intelligence and virtual worlds, he has won awards such as the Ars Electronica Golden Nica and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s highest honors. He holds a USCG certified Captain’s license and migrates with his wife between Mazatlan and Paris.