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

What is the sound of racialisation? How might we listen to misrecognition? What does machine error tell us about the precision of racism? And how can the tools of a racist system be used to transcribe new forms of resistance?

Join us for an experimental presentation by feminist technoscience researcher Thao Phan, who 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. 

Broadcast live on Zoom and across multiple platforms, this event is part of Machine Listening, an ongoing investigation and experiment in collective learning, instigated by artist Sean Dockray, legal scholar James Parker, and curator Joel Stern for Liquid Architecture. In addition to Thao’s presentation, the event will feature a discussion and demonstration of the Word Processor tool, developed by the Machine Listening team and Reduct, and recently launched as part of the event ‘Unnatural Language Processing’, at Unsound Festival.

This event was initially scheduled as part of the 2021 Digital Intimacies #7 symposium hosted in partnership with UQ Art Museum’s Conflict in My Outlook exhibition series, and is presented in partnership with Liquid Architecture and ANU Art, Politics and Social Engagement.