Technology, Knowledge, and Society’s Updates

Ben Grosser – 2020 Plenary Speaker

The Sixteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society is pleased to announce Ben Grosser as a 2020 Plenary Speaker.

Artist Ben Grosser creates interactive experiences, machines, and systems that examine the cultural, social, and political effects of software. Recent exhibition venues include the Barbican Centre in London, Museum Kesselhaus in Berlin, Museu das Comunicações in Lisbon, and Galerie Charlot in Paris. His artworks have been featured in The New Yorker, Wired, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Washington Post, El País, Libération, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Der Spiegel. The Chicago Tribune called him the “unrivaled king of ominous gibberish.” Slate referred to his work as “creative civil disobedience in the digital age.” Grosser’s projects are also regularly cited in books investigating the cultural effects of technology, including The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, The Metainterface, Facebook Society, and Technologies of Vision, as well as volumes centered on computational art practices such as Electronic Literature, The New Aesthetic and Art, and Digital Art. He is an associate professor in the School of Art + Design, co-founder of the Critical Technology Studies Lab at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and a faculty affiliate with the School of Information Sciences, the Unit for Criticism, and the department of Media and Cinema Studies, all at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

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