Governments and law enforcement are increasingly using technology and algorithms to predict where and when illegal activities are likely to occur. The fast-paced implementation of these predictive systems has them silently entering the public realm without discussion of their implications and adverse effects; solidifying structural inequality, creating new geographies of violence and dimensions of exclusion.
To address these matters and further questions of organising public safety and security in the age of big data, the students and staff of the master Non-Linear Narrative of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague organised this symposium, bringing together in conversation a diversity of professional perspectives, including philosophers, academics, designers, and information technology experts.
Speakers at the event included: Mariëlle den Hengst (researcher at Dutch Police), Lodovica Guarnieri (researcher and designer), Marjolein Lanzing (Phd student at the Department of Philosophy and Ethics at the TU Eindhoven), Ramon Amaro (Lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths) and Alex Vitale (Professor of Sociology and the author of The End of Policing).
Work from the Non Linear Narrative department was screened during the symposium which included my video Unopened Space. Alongside the symposium were a collection of essays put together in a small reader. My essay will be available online soon.
The archived website can be accessed here.