Cultures in Conversation | A Cloud is Nobody's

A Cloud is Nobody's

Conceptual artist Mary Ellen Carroll will be in conversation with AI ethicist Renée Cummings to discuss how data activism can urge social change, leading to people- and community-centric outcomes that chip away at systemic injustice. Evoking not only new systems of exchange and value, but also innovative spaces of virtual, augmented, and mixed realities (VR, AR, MR), their conversation will highlight the increasingly important role of ethics in developing artificial intelligence. Their range of interests and interentions—VR as a means of rehabilitating incarcerated offenders, ideas as currency, quadratic voting for fairer representation, sovereign-less identity—constitutes a wellspring of innovative thinking, and manifest the progress being made in the fight for justice and inclusion.