Objects: Triangulations

The triangulations expand on the assertions made in The Grid and re-contextulize the shifting terrain of quantification between humans and machines. This is presented with contributions by media historians and writers taking into account the present rise of data technologies. These authors, who where invited to develop an historical context from three or more disparate exhibitions, have provided annotated narratives illustrating a particular aspect of today’s "nervous systems”.

These triangulations stage historical and contemporary reference points in order to create a scenography of the entangled frontiers. Their contributions are reproduced in the Nervous Systems publication in full.

Contributions by:

Patterns of Life by Grégoire Chamayou (Research scholar in philosophy at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS – ENS Lyon), France)

Quantification and the Social Question by Avery Gordon (Professor of Sociology at the University of California, USA) with Anselm Franke (Head Visual Arts and Film Department, HKW)

The “SMART” Mandate by Orit Halpern (Associate professor in Interactive Design and Theory in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada)

Anatomical Paranoia by Ben Hayes (Researcher at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Norway)

Sovereignty of Data by Tung-Hui Hu (Assistant professor of English at the University of Michigan, USA)

Data Truth by Lawrence Liang (Legal researcher and lawyer, Bangalore, India)

Labour of Interpretation by Noortje Marres (Associate professor at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM) at the University of Warwick, Coventry, England)

Don’t Spike to the Algorithm! On the Growth and Form of Pattern Police by Matteo Pasquinelli (Assistant professor in Media Studies at Pratt Institute, New York, USA)

Mechanical Labour by Nishant Shah (Professor at the Institute of Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media at Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Germany)

Territorial Ambiguity by Mushon Zer-Aviv (Designer, educator, and a media activist, Tel Aviv, Israel)

Watch visual overview of all triangulations: