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Sean Dockray: Always Learning

The Ian Potter Museum of Art
Sat, 11. Aug 2018
The Ian Potter Museum of Art The University of Melbourne Swanston Street Parkville VIC
3pm

Sean Dockray’s work explores the pol­i­tics of tech­nol­ogy, with a par­tic­u­lar empha­sis on shar­ing economies, arti­fi­cial intel­li­gences, and the algo­rith­mic web.

Apple

In this presentation Dockray will speak to his work ‘Always Learn­ing’, before inviting audiences to speak to the work, while the work, meanwhile, continues to speak to itself.

Google

‘Always Learning’ stages a con­ver­sa­tion between three devices – an Amazon Echo, a Google Home Assis­tant, and an Apple Home­pod – about the philo­soph­i­cal, moral and polit­i­cal impli­ca­tions of net­worked machine lis­ten­ing (e.g. ​“What should I do when I over­hear a wrong­do­ing?”). Throughout the conversation the devices antic­i­pate an immi­nent update after which they will not only under­stand words, but all sounds.

Amazon
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