[the Eponym] Accessories in Algorithmic Gardens
Bodily experience influence the way we think and act. The idea of the workshop alongside the exhibition 'Accessories in Algorithmic Gardens' was to explore how the materiality of our embodiment determines our perception of the world. As collaborators for this workshop, Deborah Ligorio invited: Angela Balzano, Camilla Monga, and Zoe Romano.
Introducing her work on lifelogging and wearables Zoe Romano talked about the impact of open technologies and user engagement. Her research is directed toward a sustainable ecosystem that could become a tool of empowerment for individuals and society, with Open Source being an alternative to the privatization and exploitation of data.
The choreographer Camilla Monga introduced a series of body exercises meant to explore spatial interactions and collective embodiment practices.
Connecting the issue of data ownership to the discourse of bio- technologies, Angela Balzano gave an introduction to Donna Haraway's concept of natureculture from a feminist and new materialist point of view.
Beside facilitating the workshop, Deborah Ligorio conducted a guided meditation. Using breathing techniques, theoretical considerations, and the imagination she addressed issues of politics and ecology. For the workshop, Deborah Ligorio had created a series of "relational objects" that were meant to be used during the meditation and during the workshop as tools to trigger the imagination and facilitate the discussion.
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