Marloes de Valk: Refusing the Burden of Computation. Thinking in Pictures about Edge Computing and the Discourse of Sustainable ICT
Marloes de Valk is a software artist and writer in the post-despair stage of coping with the threat of global warming and being spied on by the devices surrounding her. Surprised by the obsessive dedication with which we, even post-Snowden, share intimate details about ourselves to an often not too clearly defined group of others, astounded by the deafening noise we generate while socializing with the technology around us, she is looking to better understand why.
Laura Marks: Streaming Carbon Footprint and Small File Media
Laura Marks works on media art and philosophy with an intercultural focus, and on small-footprint media. Her most recent book is Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image (MIT, 2015). She programs experimental media for venues around the world. As Grant Strate University Professor, she teaches in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, on unceded Coast Salish territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō, Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.
The lectures are part of our lecture series On the Edge – Conversations on Sustainability in Art, Design and Media.