Eyebeam, recognized for generating visionary work by artists and technologists together with the community, announced today that 30 artists in nearly a dozen countries and on nearly every continent have been selected as recipients of “Rapid Response for a Better Digital Future,” a new, artist-led initiative to build a better digital world free, as Shoshana Zuboff warns, “of a ubiquitous digital architecture, a ‘big other.’”Read
The New York Times
A cohort of 30 artists have received funding to find creative solutions to 21st-century problems like surveillance, digital inequality and inherited trauma.Read
Mark Duggan police shooting: can forensic tech cast doubt on official report?
Haroon Siddique with investigation and spacial reconstruction by Forensic Architecture for The Guardian
The police shooting of Mark Duggan led to the largest riots in modern English history, and was widely cited by #BLMUK. Forensic Architecture uses VR and 3D mapping to cast doubt on a key finding from the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission). Long histories of systemic and structural racism all too often become visible in split-second actions of police officers.In the midst of the urgent uprising of #BlackLivesMatter protests in the US and across the world, this approach could be a new possibility for interrogating police violence.