Xanthe Dobbie, Eidolon, 2021, still from desktop performance, with original score by Jorde Heys. Commissioned by Sydney Opera House for Shortwave and screening as part of Digital Intimacies #7 at The University of Queensland.

Liquid Architecture, plus artists Xanthe Dobbie and Daniel McKewen will present online performances as part of the 2021 Digital Intimacies #7 symposium.

This year’s conference is hosted in partnership with UQ Art Museum’s Conflict in My Outlook exhibition series. We hope the conversations throughout the symposium and artworks in the current exhibitions stimulate engagements with how our lives are entangled with digital media, how digital media proliferate and obliterate intimacy, and the back and forth between our kaleidoscopic invention and creation with digital media.

The 2021 Digital Intimacies #7 Symposium is hosted by The University of Queensland's School of Communication and Arts and UQ Art Museum. Supported by the Digital Cultures and Societies Initiative and UQ Node of the Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society.

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Liquid Architecture presents Machine Listening: Thao Phan - Listening to misrecognition

6 December 2021 5:30pm7:00pm
This experimental presentation by feminist technoscience researcher Thao Phan brings together critical work on race and algorithmic culture with new techniques for dissecting and analysing automatic speech recognition, applied to personal and public archives drawn from Thao’s life and research on race.
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Xanthe Dobbie: Eidolon

7 December 2021 10:15am10:30am
Join artist Xanthe Dobbie for a desktop performance that merges past, present, and potential futures, and dredges the Internet, conflating fact and fiction in an act of post-truth digital myth-making.
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Daniel McKewen: Stop the ride, I don’t want to get off: our digital adolescence

7 December 2021 5:30pm6:15pm
Like that cool friend our parents warned us about, we know the Internet’s a bad influence, but we don’t want to stop hanging out. And like adolescence, if we don’t collectively get on track, our future doesn’t look so bright.