Tate Modern Workshop

Higher Resolution with Hyphen-Labs

Please Click Responsibly, image (c) Hyphen-Labs

Please Click Responsibly, image (c) Hyphen-Labs

Explore our relationships with digital platforms and the power behind technology

Join international collective Hyphen-Labs and question our relationships with digital platforms, the power behind technology, and how art can be used as a tool of intervention as they launch the fourth year of Tate Exchange, responding to the theme of 'Power'.

Collaborating with Tate Exchange Associates and global guest contributors, including Romy Gad el Rab and Caroline Sinders, examine what we share with machines and the algorithms that define our privacy, behaviour and digital rights, inspired by the question ‘how did we get here?’ Focusing on technology and the next generation of ‘higher power’, explore the creation of power and the tools to disrupt, resist and redistribute it through an immersive sequence of interventions and conversations, talks and workshops across multiple spaces.

Download the full programme below:

The Town Hall

A public square for speaking loudly and deliberately, to be heard. Like a social network, your thoughts can spread, virally. They will be heard, amplified and sometimes misinterpreted. The Town Hall will host a series of talks, discussion and debates. Daily lunchtime talks will focus on the intersection of human rights, data privacy, and AI.

The Park Bench

A semi-public space for conversations you don’t mind being overheard by a stranger or two – or even have them join in.

The Living Room

A semi-private space for friends, and friends of friends to debate, converse, share, talk and chill. Across the two weeks, the Living Room will be permanent home to F’xa and the Cybernetics Library. F’xa is a feminist chatbot designed to teach people about AI bias and point them towards actions that can help reduce it. The Cybernetics Library is an art and research collective built around physical and digital library collections. Through its continually evolving collection and technological components, the library aims to generate feedback between publications, digital information, physical installations, and the readers themselves.

The Loo

This area has been created to mimic the most intimate and private of spaces. It is a space to share your thoughts. Secrets are welcomed, and comfortably kept. Throughout the week, the space will be overseen by a data spell created by writer, editor and chaos witch Janus Rose. The spell acts to bind Silicon Valley and overreaching technology.

About Hyphen-Labs

Hyphen-Labs is a collective of engineers, architects, designers and artists. A team of women led by Ece Tankal and Carmen Aguilar y Wedge, their recent works have addressed privacy, security and surveillance in our digital age.

Tate Modern

Tate Exchange

Blavatnik Building, Level 5

London SE1 9TG
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17–22 September 2019

24–26 September 2019

27 September 2019 at 13.00–23.00

28–29 September 2019

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