Seminar 1: Protocols as Language and Communication

When 14 Sep 2020
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Where Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School
66 West 12th St. Room 604
New York, NY 10011
United States

The first in the As for Protocols: Tools of Empowerment seminar series, Protocols as Language & Communication.

Convened by Shannon Mattern, Professor of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research, integrated presentations consider the relationships between linguistic, technical, aesthetic, social, ethical, and political protocols for communication.

Artist Jesse Chun begins with a lecture-performance building upon the ESL-inspired workbook she has created. Meredith D. Clark, Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia, follows with a talk about the various symbolic and social protocols of Black Twitter. Chancey Fleet, Assistive Technology Coordinator at the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, discusses the work of various protocols to foster or inhibit accessibility. And, Taeyoon Choi, artist, writer, organizer, and co-founder of the School for Poetic Computation, examines the integrated protocols of code, computation, social connection, and care.

As for Protocols: Tools of Empowerment Seminar Series

Led by The New School and Vera List Center faculty and staff, each seminar will examine a particular aspect of protocols, among them those relating to language and communication; protocols for equitable networks, computer interfaces, and algorithms; global health and development; data aggregation and narrative systems; culturally-specific community agreements; or protocols undergirding scientific research. Building on the conversations started in previous sessions, each seminar is centered by an art project and accompanied by readings.

The Vera List Center is committed to ensuring that our programs are accessible to and inclusive of all. As part of that commitment, this event will feature close captioning subtitles and ASL interpretation. Please let us know when registering if you need any additional accommodation.

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Image courtesy of the event organizer.