Liquid Architecture is an Australian organisation for artists working with sound. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound and listening.
Our program stages encounters and creates spaces for sonic experience, and critical reflection on sonority and systems of sonic affect. To do this, we host experiences at the intersection of contemporary art and experimental music, supporting artists to produce performances and concerts, exhibitions, talks, reading groups, workshops and recordings in art spaces, music venues and other sites.
Liquid Architecture is curatorially driven and our methodology embraces research, collaborations and imaginations. We want to echo beyond local conversations, problems, debates and questions, to reverberate across media and disciplines, and so to sound out new discourses about the audible world, and beyond.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first sovereign owners of this unceded country. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and becoming.
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Jake Goldenfein: Computational Eugenics
G08, 185 PELHAM STREET
6pm - 8pm
Over the past decade, researchers have been investigating new technologies for categorising people based on physical attributes alone. Unlike profiling with behavioural data created by interacting with informational environments, these technologies record and measure data from the physical world (i.e. signal) and use it to make a decision about the ‘world state’ – in this case a judgement about a person.
Automated Personality Analysis and Automated Personality Recognition, for instance, are growing sub-disciplines of computer vision, computer listening, and machine learning. This family of techniques has been used to generate personality profiles and assessments of sexuality, political position and even criminality using facial morphologies and speech expressions. These profiling systems do not attempt to comprehend the content of speech or to understand actions or sentiments, but rather to read personal typologies and build classifiers that can determine personal characteristics.
While the knowledge claims of these profiling techniques are often tentative, they increasingly deploy a variant of ‘big data epistemology’ that suggests there is more information in a human face or in spoken sound than is accessible or comprehensible to humans. This paper explores the bases of those claims and the systems of measurement that are deployed in computer vision and listening. It asks if there is something new in these claims beyond ‘big data epistemology’, and attempts to understand what it means to combine computational empiricism, statistical analyses, and probabilistic representations to produce knowledge about people.
"Power in the networked age seems to mirror the capacity to configure or reconfigure relationships of access, and it is against that reality that the significance of access for (rather than to) citizens needs to be seriously rethought. The reconfiguration of access to secret information is what gave the leaks of Edward Snowden and Wikileaks their force. Similarly, it is only lawful access to the intelligence gathered and assessed on individual subjects that can offer an ever-observed citizenry a valuable new project of self-correction."