Digital Earth organises various public events and gatherings around the world to showcase the research of our fellows in the form of lectures, workshops and exhibitions.
Our first event took place in Beirut on April 2019 where, together with Ashkal Alwan, we organised the Digital Earth Symposium. Looking into the ways digital technologies shape our understanding of time, reconfigure processes of materialisation, and re-design our landscapes, the Digital Earth Symposium speakers examined how technology mediates and regulates our world while attempting to locate human agency in these all-pervasive processes.
With: Haig Aivazian, Hisham Awad, Diann Bauer, Heather Davis, Cheng Guo, Geocinema, Monika Halkort, Helene Kazan, Jessika Khazrik, Suhail Malik, Reza Negarestani, Bahar Noorizadeh, Susan Schuppli and Adham Selim.
Images © Laura Urbonaičiūtė / Digital Earth
In May 2019 we organised a symposium that was looking at the age of the post truth and exploring the notion of Aesthetic Warfare, questioning the power of visuals. From A.I. distributing visual propaganda to deep fakes invading our timelines, from new aesthetic strategies of internet activism to art in the age of post truth.
With: Sajjad Anwar, Heba Y. Amin, Valia Fetisov, Internet Democracy Project, Sepideh Majidi, Padmini Ray Murray, Pallavi Paul, Mohammad Salemy, Nishant Shah, Ishita Sharma & Khyati Saraf, and Ala Younis.
Images © Gaurav Yadav & Jacob Dileep
With some of our fellows we visited Strelka Institute and organized a workshop, reflecting on the current technological reality, rethinking the Earth and its digital models.
With: Xenia Adjoubei, Tekla Aslanishvili, Nicolay Boyadjiev, Leonardo Dellanoce, Halima Haruna, Lukáš Likavčan, Umber Majeed, Khyati Saraf, Ishita Sharma, Arthur Steiner and Ivan Polissky.
Images © Timur Zolotoev / Strelka Institute
How do African intellectual traditions, doctrines and foundational myths shape how people engage with technology on a day to day basis? How do technological developments resonate across different cultures and knowledge systems? Artists, philosophers and thinkers came together for a two-day gathering, investigating digital histories in Africa.
Images © Elise Fitte Duval