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Labour of Love: On Digital Economies and the Arts

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art presents a series of lectures, screenings, and workshops focused on digital economies of labour in the arts. Taking on the “public course” as a platform for engagement, this program highlights the various ways in which the digital is interrogated, explored, celebrated, pushed to its limit, reworked, re-invented by artists, scholars, curators, writers and others. The course encompasses a full array of events, delving into such topics as coding, circuitbending, VR, AI and AR, gaming, scanning, and 3D printing. Divided into two streams, a lecture and screening series, and workshops, Labour of Love at its most general examines the relationship between the economics of labour and the digital arts as it contends with the conditions of racial capitalism. As a research platform, we aim to build an understanding of the digital by presenting artists who invent new trajectories through various technologies.


Labour of Love: On Digital Economies and the Arts
October 10 to December 12, 2019

Thursday, October 17 | 7pm
Screening: Video by Hannah Black

October 17-November 17
Screening in Plug In’s Breezeway
More, Less, About the Same (2009)
By Alyssa Bornn

Thursday, November 7 | 7pm
Lecture by Suzanne Kite

Monday, November 18 | 7pm
Presentation by Hyphen-Labs

Friday, November 22 | 6pm
Presentation by IM4 Media Lab

Friday, November 22-23
Workshop by IM4 Media Lab

Monday, December 2 | 7pm
Lecture by Ali Shamas Qadeer

Monday, December 2-6
Workshop by Ali Shamas Qadeer

Thursday, December 5 | 7pm
Lecture by Morehshin Allahyari

Thursday, December 12 | 7pm
Keynote Address by Hannah Black


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