exhibitions, collaborations and other activities from the lab
We communicate important aspects of our work in artistic, journalistic and policymaking realms. We have presented at art and design exhibitions, undertaken short and long
term investigations with journalists, and responded to policy conversations. We look to join forces with others who are understanding the platform giants, and the impact
of their policies across the world. If you would like to host a workshop or an exhibition, or need help understanding the data, do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
the lab at exhibitions
Asuntos de nuestro espacio, curated by Cristian Reynaga, was an exhibition about social dynamics, technology and politics. The exhibition sought to explore the relationships between public, physical and digital spaces. Presented in Buenos Aires during the run-up to the latest Argentinian elections.
Buenos Aires, Argentina ▸ September 2019
The Glass Room is a public intervention that provides an interactive, fun, and challenging experience, bringing to life the most pressing challenges facing people and the tech industry today. The Lab presented electoral interfaces in addition to browsable stories about paid discorses around subjects such as tech regulation, medicare and the presidential candidates.
San Francisco, United States of America ▸ October 2019
Real Time Tactics, curated by Mila Samdub with Khoj International Artists' Association, sought to question how oppositional politics can make contestations in the sociotechnical construction of the present. At a time when the future, a site that used to be a contestation between alternative political visions, has been replaced by a continual present coproduced by the state and corporations.
New Delhi, India ▸ December 2019
CYBORG SUBJECTS calls for a discussion of digital, networked technological systems in order to assume our responsibility as cyborgs, to continuously review and question the development and application status, and to reflect on the potential and the dangers in order to be able to determine the use and handling of new technologies. For this exhibition we developed Counterpublics, the Lab's infrastructure for collection and liberation of ads.
Graz, Austria ▸ June-July 2020
Elevate is an annual interdisciplinary festival that combines critical political discourse with contemporary music and art. Persuasion Lab was developed during a Reimagine Europe residency at the Elevate Festival 2020, and hosted at esc medien kunst labor.
Graz, Austria ▸ March 2020
Insomnia Festival combines new music with new technology and design through public seminars, live concerts, dj/club events, seminar, workshops, exhibitions, performance, installations and debates. The lab presented ad.watch along with data stories tailored for the context.
Tromsø, Norway ▸ Jun 6 2020
Information Superpower at Graphic Matters sought to invite reflection to graphics and visual images in our physical and digital world, through organising a festival with a programme of exhibitions, workshops, talkshows and events. Persuasion Lab presented tailor-made interfaces and stories exploring narratives about the climate crisis paid for by European political actors and companies.
Breda, Netherlands ▸ Jun 6 2020
investigations from the lab
videos of talks by the lab
One of the reasons that political ads on Facebook and other platforms have had such deep and widespread consequences is because the companies have withheld information about their workings. The lab, previously ad.watch, present the hurdles faced, from the architecture of the archive to the developments in-platform policies.
Oct 20 2019
En el marco de la exhibición Asuntos de nuestro espacio, curada por Cristian Reynaga en el Centro Cultural Rojas (Buenos Aires), se llevó adelante un conversatorio con la temática "Simetrías y asimetrías entre usuarios y corporaciones", conceptualizada por Carolina Aliotta y moderada por Cristian Reynaga.
May 6 2019
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