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Steamhack #4

is part of a series of immersive, digitally-themed events organized by the Culture and Enterprise programme at Central Saint Martins. These events are intensive one-day hacks, which explore arts-based and creative responses to our digital futures. Expert guests lead workshops and communicate their views on the future of our post-digital world. All delegates contribute to the creative outcomes of the event.

How do bodies and technologies interact? How will this relationship evolve? What influence can our life online have on our appearance and identity?

This Steamhack will propose the idea of bodies as interfaces of our social lives, online and offline, and how bodies act as a space of both compliance and resistance to new technologies. We will look at how we perform technologies, and how these performances are often political. We will use Donna Haraway’s concept of cyborg bodies to interrogate identity and theory.

In order to further your engagement with this brief, there will be talks and workshops lead by resident and visiting experts, including Margaux Portron of Paper Planes, Kasper de Graaf of Images & Co.,  and David White, Head of Technology Enhanced Learning at UAL.

Image: Bushra Burge