Join our #KAPTalks live with technologist and new media professor, Vladan Joler, to explore the anatomy of media technologies.
The event takes place on Wednesday, 23 February at 17.00 CET / 16.00 GMT.
Planetary-scale Systems: Anatomy & geology of media technologies
Each small moment of convenience requires a vast planetary network fueled by the extraction of non-renewable materials, labor, and data.
Interacting with contemporary networked technologies requires more than just data modeling, hardware, servers, and networks. The tail reaches much further into capital, labor, and nature and demands an enormous amount of each. The actual costs of these systems – social, environmental, economic, and political – remain hidden and may stay that way for some time.
Continuing his #KAPtalks trilogy on Planetary-scale systems, technologist and New media professor Vladan Joler will explore an anatomical map of a single AI system - an exploded view of a planetary system across three stages of birth, life, and death.
Just us to reflect, explore and question different issues related to sustainable development, inequality, and ethics hidden behind the fractal supply chains, network infrastructures, and algorithms.
The Kapuscinski Development Lectures are an initiative funded by the European Commission.
About Vladan Joler
Vladan Joler is technologist and new media professor. He is the founder of the SHARE Foundation and a professor at the New Visual Media department at Academy of Arts in Novi Sad.
He runs the SHARE Lab, a research laboratory for studying data with the purpose of exploring different social and technical aspects, invisible infrastructure, algorithm transparency, labour exploitation, and different phenomena that emerged with the development and use of modern technology. This research included detailed analysis of business models, personal information exploitation processes, forms of hidden labour, surveillance economy, and algorithms hidden behind the walls of companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon. This specific line of action represents a fusion of investigative and artistic approach and contains a wide array of different methodologies, a mixture of cyber forensic methods, data analysis and data visualization, cartography, media theory, and philosophy.
- Publication date
- 22 February 2022
- Directorate-General for International Partnerships