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The Future is Here! Art & Computation Retreat

Article by The Editor
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Posted: August 10, 2022  

Do you love tech and storytelling? The Art & Computation Retreat (ACR) is a two-day live action role-playing format that takes place from the 15th to 18th of September 2022. Tech and imaginative stories intersect in ACR and you too can be a part of it:

Within the ACR artists and technologists meet in a fictional game scenario with live-action role-playing and interactive storytelling elements. On their journey through the game, they encounter the social and political challenges of AI development, learn about alternative and sustainable technologies as well as (h)activist approaches, and prototype AI art installations.

THE STORY

2042 – All governments around the world have adopted a strict digital citizenship policy that for some years now closely monitors all people. The necessary systems are provided by a few big tech companies that are intertwined with the political sphere and its legislative apparatus. ”There is no other way!”, the governments say.

Global challenges like the climate crisis or the pandemic made it necessary to efficiently manage people through a tight net of digital services that collects all their private data. But there are some who don’t believe their argument. A radical democratic tech activist movement operates offline, low-tech, open source, in parallel internets and Tor 4.0 server networks as a Solarpunk subculture.

Tech lovers from Kenya are encouraged to apply. Travel and accommodation costs for all participants will be covered by the ACR. Apply Now!

 

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