Visible to the User
Nov. 2 - Dec. 7

"Visible to the Userbrings together four artists who challenge racism built into technology: Amelia Winger-Bearskin, Rashaad Newsome, Joiri Minaya and Tabita Rezaire.

"Visible to the User" counters the history of visual technologies meant to be “invisible to the user,” which nonetheless contain within them a programmed bias towards whiteness. As automated soap dispensers fail to recognize dark skin or smartphones with facial recognition software cannot register BIPOC users, the racism built into computation and new media isn’t just a glitch that can be resolved with more data. Rather, as scholar Ruha Benjamin suggests, it is part of a “New Jim Code.” Designers and artists in Visible to the User rewrite code languages, operating systems, algorithmic thinking, and systems design to make these biases visible to the user. In so doing, they disrupt our present moment and present other ways of being.



Opening reception, Nov. 2, 5-7 p.m.

Online artist talk, Nov. 28, 5-6 p.m. Register here

Artist talk by Rashaad Newsome, December 6, 3:00 p.m. Register here

















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