How can we better craft our technologies and technological spaces to benefit and sustain future generations? What can ‘antecedent technologies’ teach us about how we approach development?
Join the Serpentine Arts Technologies team and our contributors to Future Art Ecosystems 2 as we discuss the metaverse and the opportunities and challenges facing artists, producers and cultural institutions within an increasingly virtual landscape. Drawing from her own native Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) culture, artist, technologist and producer Amelia Winger-Bearskin explores how we can future-proof technologies just like the stories and mythologies that sustain us; becoming aware of the embedded ethics, dependencies and intergenerational implications.
Join Winger-Bearskin along with Serpentine Galleries Arts Technologies Commission Producer Tamar Clarke-Brown, as they discuss Amelia’s research into antecedent technologies and indigenous architectures, co-creation and decentralised storytelling in the metaverse – including the artist’s own early hacker histories.
About Amelia Winger-Bearskin
Amelia Winger-Bearskin is an artist, Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence and the Arts, at the Digital Worlds Institute at the University of Florida and the host of Wampum.Codes, a podcast that focuses on ethics and value driven software development. She identifies as native Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma, Deer Clan.
The second issue of Future Art Ecosystems: Art x Metaverse (FAE2) is produced by the Serpentine R&D Platform in collaboration with Rival Strategy and Guest Producer, Luke Caspar Pearson. It aims to provide analytical and conceptual tools and strategic guidance for the construction of 21st-century cultural infrastructure: systems that would support art and advanced technologies and be responsive to a broader social shift towards virtual experiences.
In the spirit of FAE, our Live Session conversations aim to draw attention and provide greater transparency to infrastructures and systems behind the work of artists and producers. They are also an opportunity to hear directly from FAE2’s contributors as it is their perspectives that form the basis for FAE’s primary research.