Algorithmic Wildlife

On the ‘Nature’ of Algorithms
During this evening programme, artists and researchers will be your guide in the strange world of algorithms. As humans increasingly delegate labour to ‘smart’ computer systems, it’s time to reevaluate how we relate to the algorithmic species. Do they engage in ‘smart’ or ‘primitive’ behaviour? How autonomous are they, and what moral grounds have been embedded in them? From obscure high frequency traders to personable writers of prose, Algorithmic Wildlife will not just regard algorithms as alien systems of computation, but as performers, companions, esoteric experiments and curious specimens.

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Visuals for this edition were made on commission by Raven Kwok.

Coded Matter(s) is supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL and Mondriaan Fund NL

Ticket Info

  • Date:10 September 2015
  • Location:
    De Brakke Grond
  • City:Amsterdam
  • Time:20:00 - 23:00
  • Doors:19:30
  • Price:€ 14 / CJP & Students € 12 (SOLD-OUT)

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Programme: Talks / Performances

RYBN [FR]

Artist Talk

RYBN.ORG is an extra-disciplinary artistic research platform, funded in 2000 as a web entity, disseminated into several servers all over the internet and physically present in Paris, Montréal, Berlin and Bruxelles.

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© Rasa Alksnyte

An Mertens (Constant) [[BE]]

Talk

An Mertens (BE) is a core member of Constant, a Brussels-based artist-run organisation for art and media with a focus on free software, feminist methodologies and free culture.

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Photo by Tim-Mooij Knip. http://www.dp51.com

Sjef van Gaalen [NZ]

Talk

Sjef van Gaalen [NZ/NL] is founder of Structure & Narrative, a nomadic research lab focusing on the exploration of new domains and horizons, and the reshaping of the emerging narratives.

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Photo by Sara Bjarland

Michelle Kasprzak [CA]

Moderator

Michelle Kasprzak is a curator and writer based in Amsterdam, NL. She also founded one of the world’s leading art curating blogs, Curating.info (2006-2015). Michelle has held a range of curatorial roles at organizations such as V2_ Institute for Unstable Media, the Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF), and New Media Scotland.

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Sources, Code & Knowledge

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It’s Official: AIs are now re-writing history

04/09/15

“It’s a nice picture, a sweet moment with my wife, taken by my father-in-law, …

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Flash crashes. Glitches in the trading system

04/09/15

An article on We Make Money Not Art about RYBN‘s trading algorithms, which also …

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Top 10 data mining algorithms in plain English

04/09/15

An article on rayli.net detailing 10 common data mining algoithms. Be forewarned, your definition …

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The Violence of Algorithms: Why Big Data Is Only as Smart as Those Who Generate It

04/09/15

Written by Taylor Owen for Foreign Affairs, published by the American Council on Foreign …

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Algorithmic traders invade $42 trillion bond futures market

04/09/15

Written by Jonathan Shapiro for The Sydney Morning Herald. Photo: Getty Images.

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The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money

04/09/15

An introduction to (the evils of) high-frequency trading. Written by Brett Scott.

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Outing A.I.: Beyond the Turing Test

17/08/15

Our popular conception of artificial intelligence is distorted by an anthropocentric fallacy. An article …

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A History of Algorithms

14/08/15

A History of Algorithms: From the Pebble to the Microchip (1999) A source book …

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Code is Not Literature

10/07/15

writer turned programmer turned writer, Peter Seibel, explains how a 19th century naturalist approach …

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Demystifying the Algorithm: Who Designs Your Life?

10/07/15

Bits of Freedom director Hans de Zwart explains how technology problems are always people …

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Creative Industries Fund NL

The Creative Industries Fund NL began operating on 1 January 2013. It operates within …

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The Creators Project

The Creators Project is a global network dedicated to the celebration of creativity, arts …

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Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond

The Flemish Arts Centre ‘De Brakke Grond’ offers the most significant developments, contemporary art …

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