digital theory lab

@ New York University


During the 2020–2021 academic year, the Lab is holding its weekly meetings online via Zoom. This year, activities in meetings have taken the form of members’ research sharing, works-in-progress critique sessions, and dissertation proposal support for graduate students. Additionally, the Lab has continued to invite guests to lead seminars on recent work.

Speaker Schedule:

Spring 2021

March 5
Matteo Pasquinelli, University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe
“Material Tools of Algorithmic Thinking”

April 9
Paola Ricaurte, Tecnológico de Monterrey
“Decolonizing AI Ethics”

April 23
Brian Cantwell Smith, University of Toronto
“Computational Reflections”


Fall 2020

October 2
Jonathan Zong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Designing Digital Systems to Theorize Power”

October 9
Aesthetics of the New AI Panel Discussion (Hosted by Serpentine Galleries, London):
Mercedes Bunz, Murad Khan, Nora Khan, Leif Weatherby, Joanna Zylinska

October 23
Colin Koopman, University of Oregon
“A Political Theory of Data”

November 20
M. Beatrice Fazi, University of Sussex
“Beyond Human: Deep Learning, Explainability and Representation”