Dr Francesco Bentivegna and Katy Dadacz (current PhD) will be sharing their upcoming project- an exploration of artistic responses to the marginalisation of trans and queer folx in speculations surrounding the future of AI. Through six months of workshops and talks, they hope to shift boundaries and destabilise AI through the trans* and queer experience of the world.  

The talk will first introduce the context from which the project has arisen. AI obscures multiplicity, yet errors are produced in the process- how then can queer theory and practice think with AI? They will map out some key contemporary artistic interventions on AI and reflect on the processes and speculations that appear from these practices.

 In the second half of the talk, they will share past collaborations with Bristol-based artists, researchers, and PM Studio residents. These collaborations have focused on sharing queer methodologies for creative technologies in workshop settings, asking how can we create a community-based practices centered around queer values when working with technology?  

Join us online on YouTube Live, or in the building on Friday 12th April 2024 at 1pm for the talk and to take part in the Q and A discussion afterwards. 

The Pervasive Media Studio is a partnership between the Watershed, University of the West of England and University of Bristol. The lunchtime talks are partly supported by MyWorld, a project led by the University of Bristol to support creative industries in the region. Watershed is supported by Arts Council England.

Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX

The Lunchtime talks take place in the Pervasive Media Studio Event Space. To access the Studio, please go to the Main Watershed Box Office entrance and go upstairs to the Café Bar. Walk across the cafe bar, turn right and walk towards the double doors. Go through into the corridor and walk all the way down until you reach the Studio. A member of staff will sign you in, and check your ticket, if you have booked.

The Studio is wheelchair accessible, and the events space has a hearing loop. The last talk of every month is BSL interpreted. 

For more information on accessing the studio take a look here.

*Please note this is a hybrid event and will be live streamed so please be aware you will be in the live broadcast and recording when watching in the Studio.