Dan McQuillan (UK) is Lecturer in Creative & Social Computing at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
About the project: ambient-revolts.berlinergazette.de
As everyone and everything is interconnected in our environment, politics, as we knew it, is becoming a new game. Already, tiny ruptures can cause cascade-like repercussions – think of cyber-attacks or stock market crashes, right-wing resentment or hashtag-based protest. Such ambient revolts are increasingly driven by artificial intelligence (AI) – involving human interaction but seemingly beyond human oversight. How does this development impact on regressive and repressive tendencies? What are emancipatory movements up against? What political potential do small acts have in day-to-day life? What regulations of AI-systems will enable democracy to survive? The Berliner Gazette conference explored these issues with performances, lectures and workshops.