Cloud Futures, a talk by Prof. Louise Amoore
This event is co-sponsored by the School of Arts, BIRMAC and the Vasari Research Centre for Art and Technology
Wednesday 7 June 2017 | 18:00-19:30, followed by a drinks reception held in the Keynes Library until 20: 30
BO3, 43 Gordon Square WC1H OPD | Map
The algorithmic architecture of cloud computing is becoming ever more closely intertwined with sovereign authority – from the sharing of intelligence data, to border controls, immigration decisions, and drone strikes.
Developing an analogy with the aesthetics of the cloud chamber of early twentieth century particle physics, the talk by Prof. Louise Amoore will explore the geopolitical capacities of the cloud in cloud computing. How does the cloud render perceptible that which could never be visible on a register of human vision? Like the cloud chambers of twentieth century particle physics, contemporary cloud computing is concerned with rendering perceptible and actionable that which would otherwise be beyond the threshold of knowable futures. Through the computational logics of machine learning and back propagation, the global present becomes governed by cloud reasoning on three distinct registers: condensing traces; discovering patterns; and archiving the future.
19: 00 – 19: 30 : Q&A with the audience
19.30 – 20.30 : Drinks reception in the Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square
This event is free, but reservation is required | Click here
Biography for Prof. Amoore :