Human-Machine Relationships: Maya Indira Ganesh in Conversation with bani haykal
What is "intelligence" in a time of human-machine collaboration? How will new imaginings of human-machine relationships shape the future of ethics for data-centric worlds? In this talk, Maya Indira Ganesh will share her latest research on the implications of the “becoming-human” process of machines, and vice versa.
The talk will be followed by a conversation with artist bani haykal.
Speaker profile image courtesy of the speaker.
Artist profile image courtesy of the artist + machine.
Maya Indira Ganesh is a technology researcher and writer whose work investigates the social, cultural, metaphoric, and political implications of the human-ness of machines, and vice versa. She has done research and advocacy work at the intersection of gender justice, feminist approaches to technology, and digital (un)freedoms of expression with NGOs in India, and parts of SE Asia, Africa, and Europe. She is completing a PhD about the material-discursive shaping of "AI" and autonomous systems in terms of ethics and intelligence. She lives in Berlin, Germany, and on twitter as @mayameme More about her at https://bodyofwork.in.
bani haykal experiments with text + music. As an artist and musician, bani considers music as material, and his projects revolve around human-machine intimacies through various forms of interfacing and interaction. He is a member of b-quartet. Manifestations of his research culminate in works of various forms encompassing installation, poetry and performance. In his capacity as a collaborator and a soloist, bani has participated in festivals including MeCA Festival (Japan), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), Media/Art Kitchen (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Japan), Liquid Architecture, and Singapore International Festival of Arts (Singapore) among others.