Andre Brock, Black Morpheus: Race in the Technocultural Matrix (Ethics of AI in Context)

Ethics of AI in Context, Race, Ethics + Power

Black Morpheus: Race in the Technocultural Matrix

Where does Blackness manifest In the ideology of Western technoculture? Technoculture is the American mythos and ideology; a belief system powering the coercive, political, and carceral relations between culture and technology. Once enslaved, historically disenfranchised, and never deemed literate, Blackness is understood as the object of Western technical and civilizational practices. This presentation is a critical intervention for internet research and science and technology studies (STS), reorienting Western technoculture’s practices of “race-as-technology” to visualize Blackness as technological subjects rather than as “things”. Hence, Black technoculture.

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Andre Brock
School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Georgia Tech

Tue, Oct 13, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
200 Larkin