Algorithms, Art & Politics

The third and final workshop of the Algorithmic Governance in Context project will take place at UiT Tromsø and at the Small Projects gallery in town on May 20 and 21. Please find the programme below.

Algorithms, Art, and Politics

Project symposium Algorithmic Governance in Context (AGiC)

UiT Tromsø, May 20-21, 2022

The event is open for all.


May 20: Campus Day

Location: Center for Peace Studies, Nedre Lysthus U06.

The event will be streamed on Zoom: 

9:00 - 9:15       Introduction to the workshop (Holger Pötzsch)

9:15 -10:00      Artist Talk #1 Simon Weckert (Germany) 

Ubuntu – The Other Me! 

10:00 - 10:30  Lightning talks #1

Daria Gritsenko, Algorithmic Governance as Governance by Design 

Mykola Makhortykh, Web Search as a Form of Algorithmic Governance 

10:30 - 10:45   Coffee break 

10:45 - 11:30   Artist Talk #3 Gabriel Pereira (Brazil/UK) 

Towards Refusing as a Critical Technical Practice: Struggling with Hegemonic Computer Vision 

11:30 - 12:15   Lightning talks #2

Felix Münch, The Agent Smith Dilemma Reloaded 

Mikael Laaksoharju, The World of Forms – Reason in the Data Age 

Holger Pötzsch, Algorithms at Work – Control and Resistance in the Digital Economy

12:15 - 12:30   Final remarks (Daria Gritsenko)


May 21: Gallery Day 

The exhibition on Arts, Algorithms, and Politics can be visited at the Small Projects gallery at Grønnegata 23 in the city center. Entrance is free.

The following works will be on show:

Simon Weckert (Germany): Eternal Dream

Helena Nikonole (Russia/Turkey): deus X mchn

Gabriel Pereira (Brazil/UK): Recoding Art and Future Movement Future – REJECTED

12:15 - 14:00   Exhibition opening with short presentations by the artists.

14:00 - 15:00   Artists panel discussion: How can art respond to algorithmic governance? (Gabriel Pereira, Simon Weckert, Daria Gritsenko)

The gallery is open from 12:00 to 19:00 on Saturday, May 21 and from 10:00 to 17:00 on Sunday, May 22. Entrance is free.


The project Algorithmic Governance in Context is funded by The Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS; 2019-22). Project leader is Daria Gritsenko (University of Helsinki).

The UiT workshop is an activity of the ENCODE network coordinated by Holger Pötzsch (ISK/HSL).

When: 20. May 2022 at 09.00–15.00
Where: Nedre Lysthus, U06
Location / Campus: Digital, Tromsø
Target group: Employees, Students, Guests
Contact: Holger Pötzsch
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