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Despite the claims of openness and access for all, the tech industry has a diversity problem. Whether it’s the staggering low numbers of minorities in leadership positions, issues of sexism and misogyny, or the ways that technologies like facial recognition fail people of color, there is still a wide gulf between the promise and the reality of new technologies.
Inspired by the New York Tech Zine Fair, Tiny Tech Zines is a new zine fair that examines the weaknesses of the industry, while exploring ways that digital innovation can be harnessed by those communities that have been heretofore underserved. The daylong event will feature almost four dozen exhibitors — some from as far away as Argentina and India — as well as a series of workshops. A small sampling of participants include Color Coded Collective, a Los Angeles-based group that supports communities of color in the co-creation and co-ownership of new technologies; Free Radicals, an activist collective working at the intersection of science and social justice; the Tech Workers Coalition, an organization with chapters across the country dedicated to labor organizing in the tech field; and POETECHS, a New York-based studio exploring the effect that digital ubiquity has on our emotional lives. Several individual artists and designers will also have their analog zines on display, providing a link between the intimacy and communal spirit of zine culture, and the potential democratization of tech.
When: Sunday, August 11, 11am–7pm (free with RSVP)
Where: Navel (1611 Hope Street, Downtown, Los Angeles)
More info at Navel.
Every utopia is a social experiment, the artist suggests in this commission for the Performa performance art biennial, and we’re ultimately the guinea pigs.
“You can’t live in a house that’s built upon your back.” This is one of the more memorable phrases spoken by the scripted lovers of Tschabalala Self’s Sounding Board, what Performa describes in its promotional materials as an “experimental play.” That phrase, uttered by one romantic partner to the other, operates as guidance, warning, dictate,…
Two K-12 art teachers will each receive a $1,000 cash gift and an additional $500 to put toward classroom art supplies. Nominations are due October 31.
A commitment to trans subjects, and their queer communities, is manifested as a holding environment made approachable by our concern, grounded in intimacy and legacy, enfolding any viewer who will stop, listen, and receive love.
Todd Chandler’s documentary Bulletproof looks at the many people monetizing the societal rot of school shootings.
In Philadelphia, a series of solo shows delves into the interdisciplinary practices of graduates whose work explores identity, familial bonds, political constructs, and nature’s fragility.
On November 14, join Columbia University School of the Arts for virtual information sessions with the program chair, faculty, and staff.
The artists released the risograph-printed booklet series Organizing Power to assist in the arduous process of assembling a bargaining unit and negotiating.
From 1963 through 1968, Warhol produced nearly 650 films, including hundreds of Screen Tests and dozens of full-length movies.
Melvin Edwards, Maren Hassinger, and Alison Saar are among the artists kicking off the Destination Crenshaw initiative.