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Software For Less panel discussion with Ben Grosser, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Matthew Fuller and Joana Moll

Software For Less panel discussion with Ben Grosser, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Matthew Fuller and Joana Moll.


This event aims to discuss software as culture, the politics of interface, and the power (im)balance between user and corporation within today’s digital technologies and social media platforms.

Ben Grosser creates interactive experiences, machines, and systems that examine the cultural, social, and political effects of software.

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun is a writer and professor at Simon Fraser University. Her scholarly work investigates the relationship between cultural formations and technological artefacts, between theoretical concepts in the humanistic and technological disciplines, and between popular perceptions of technology and technological protocols. Situated mainly in the field of new media studies, her larger projects have been driven by questions such as: What is the impact of control technologies on mass media? What made the Internet, a communications network that had existed for years, a “new” or “exceptional” medium in the mid-1990s? How does the concept of “memory” cut across computational, biological and humanistic fields?

Matthew Fuller is a writer and professor at Goldsmiths University. He is involved in a number of projects in art, media and software and is the author of How to Sleep: The Art, Biology and Culture of Unconsciousness (2018).

Joana Moll is a Barcelona/Berlin based artist and researcher. Her work critically explores the way techno-capitalist narratives affect the alphabetization of machines, humans and ecosystems. Her main research topics include Internet materiality, surveillance, social profiling and interfaces.

This video was made in conjunction with the exhibition Software For Less by Ben Grosser

The exhibition runs 20th August – 23rd October 2021
Part of arebyte Gallery’s 2021 programme realities

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