28 April 2021 | 5 – 7 pm BST | 7 Art Commissions
An HDI Network + funded project from researchers at Edinburgh, Durham and KCL
That feeling of discomfort on a video call… we’ve all had it. What do I look like; who’s watching me; am I being recorded; do I really have to have my camera on; where is my data going; why is this free?
From coded poetry and mischievous emoticons to deepfake doppelgangers and immersive engagement, Zoom Obscura harnesses the critical potential of creative intervention to challenge the now ubiquitous cultures of video conferencing platforms such as Zoom.
The Zoom Obscura project has commissioned seven artists to create methods and interventions which restore some control and agency in how we can be seen and heard in these newly ubiquitous online spaces without compromising our privacy or contributing to potentially exploitative datasets.
In collaboration with Creative Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, we present an early evening of fun and reflection on seven projects with discussants Ofri Cnanni, Geoff Cox and Murad Khan.