Algorithmic Autobiographies (and Fictions): Writing with your Digital Self

A creative writing and drawing workshop that allows participants to meet, greet and creative with their digital and algorithmic selves.

Many people will be familiar with that targeted ad that follows them around the web, or that unnerving feeling that Facebook or Google is tracking their every move – perhaps even listening to their conversations. In the age of dataveillance, platform providers use such techniques to predict our age, gender and interests. But who does Facebook really think you are? What kind of identity has Google decided you inhabit? This workshop will tackle these questions by offering participants a chance to engage with their data-selves. We will discover how our algorithmic identities are created, what they can and cannot know about us, and what we can and cannot know about them. But this is no tech workshop – no experience with data required. Instead, participants will get the chance to creatively collaborate with their data-selves: through experimental drawing and/ or by a writing a short story, based on the selves that social media platforms think they are.

Event Details
  • Start Date
    10 June, 2021 1:00 pm
  • End Date
    10 June, 2021 2:30 pm
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