Digital Earth Knowledge Studio

The Digital Earth Knowledge Studio facilitated by Nishant Shah is a two-day workshop for anyone interested in exploring the question of what it means to be human in our digital present, and in thinking about the influence of the ‘Digital’ on all aspects of our lives. This collaborative workshop is part of the Digital Earth Talks programme, which brings together artists, scholars and designers from Africa, Europe and Asia to explore how technology influences not only interpersonal relationships but also contemporary geopolitics and our understanding of the world.

The workshop will use the notion of ‘digital objects’- such as networks, systems, media, attention economies, and artificial intelligence- to dig deeper into our relationship to technology and the various futures that are proposed in relation to it. Digital Earth Knowledge Studio is facilitated by Nishant Shah and includes presentations by Digital Earth fellows and other guests who speak at Digital Earth Talks, with the aim to create together a trans-disciplinary mode of research and practice in order to learn about, cope with and counter new and emerging developments in digital technologies.

The workshop will be held in English and take place from 10am – 1pm. Participation to the workshop is by prior registration only. 

Limited spots are available. Please register by sending in a paragraph expressing an interest and a short biography via email to [email protected] with subject heading ‘Digital Earth Workshop’.

Deadline for application: October 27, 2019

Dr. Nishant Shah is a feminist, humanist, technologist and is currently the vice-president of Research at the ArtEZ University of the Arts, The Netherlands. He works as a knowledge partner with the Digital Earth fellowship with Hivos, and with the Feminist Internet Research Network with the Association of Progressive Communication. His ongoing work is invested in understanding the state of misinformation, fakeness, and violence through the frame of techno-aesthetics ‘aesthetechs’ in order to find new processes of civic action.

More information about Digital Earth Talks can be found here.

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