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Protocols as Language and Communication, 9/14

SEMINAR NO 1 OF AS FOR PROTOCOLS

PROTOCOLS AS LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION

Monday, September 14, 2020
6– 8 pm  EDT
Via Zoom, free with registration

Convened by Shannon Mattern, Professor of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research, integrated presentations consider the relationships between linguistic, technical, aesthetic, social, ethical, and political protocols for communication.

Artist Jesse Chun‘s lecture-performance builds upon her ESL-inspired workbook and leads participants through an aural and somatic experience of language and othering. Scholar Meredith D. Clark follows with a talk about the various symbolic and social protocols of Black Twitter. Accessibility advocate Chancey Fleet discusses how different protocols can foster or inhibit accessibility And artist, writer, organizer Taeyoon Choi examines the integrated protocols of code, computation, social connection, and care.

Participants:
Those registered and 
Taeyoon Choi, co-founder, School for Poetic Computation
Jesse Chun, artist
Meredith D. Clark, Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia
Chancey Fleet, Assistive Technology Coordinator, New York Public Library
Convened by Shannon Mattern, Professor of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research, in conjunction with their class Anthropology & Design: Objects, Sites, Systems.

For more information, and to access the reading list, please visit our website.


As for Protocols: Tools of Empowerment Seminar Series
Led by The New School and Vera List Center faculty and staff, each monthly seminar in this year-long series will examine a particular aspect of protocols, among them those relating to language and communication; protocols for equitable networks, computer interfaces, and algorithms; global health and development; data aggregation and narrative systems; culturally-specific community agreements; or protocols undergirding scientific research. Building on the conversations started in previous sessions, each seminar is centered by an art project and accompanied by readings.


The Vera List Center is committed to ensuring that our programs are accessible to and inclusive of all. As part of that commitment, this event will feature close captioning subtitles and ASL interpretation. Please let us know when registering if you need any additional accommodation.

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