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Virtual Lecture: Reimagining the Image. James Coupe with Joy Buolamwini.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 7:00pm

British-born, Seattle-based artist James Coupe creates artworks that examine the often unseen and unacknowledged impact of surveillance and artificial intelligence on our everyday lives. Joy Buolamwini, founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, is a leading computer scientist and poet of code who uses art and research to illuminate the social implications of artificial intelligence. Join us virtually for an evening with Coupe and Buolamwini, who will discuss deep fake images, algorithmic justice, and artificial intelligence amidst the age of digital surveillance.

This program is held in conjunction with ICP’s exhibition James Coupe: Warriors. The exhibition features three news works that revisit Walter Hill’s 1979 cult classic film The Warriors to explore contested notions of community, race, gender, and class in the twenty-first century. Hill’s film is set “sometime in the future,” in a New York beset with white supremacist and xenophobic hatred, police brutality, and massive economic inequality. Coupe updates The Warriors by using deepfake algorithms to populate key scenes from the film with museum visitors’ faces, inserted into gangs on the basis of data-driven analysis of their demographic, economic, and occupational markers. 

This program will take place on  Zoom. Those who register to attend will receive an email with a link to join the lecture through a computer or mobile device prior to the program start time. We recommend participants download the Zoom app on their device prior to the program. Learn how to download the latest version of Zoom to your computer or mobile device.

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