Ada Lovelace Day feat. Possible Bodies (Femke Snelting, Jara Rocha)
9 October 2021 @ 16:00, Medialab Prado, Madrid
What is going on with 3D!? This question, both modest and enormous, triggered six years of trans*feminist research that are about to be published as “Volumetric Regimes: Material Cultures of Quantified Presence” (Possible Bodies, Eds.; forthcoming at Open Humanities Press). The research trajectory was provoked by an intuitive but collective concern about the way 3D computing quite routinely seems to render racist, sexist, ableist, speciest and ageist worlds. Asking about what is up with 3D is especially urgent when observing its application in border-patrol devices, for climate prediction modeling, in advanced biomedical imaging or throughout the gamify-all approach of overarching industries, from education to logistics.
Trans*feminist research (including feminist technosciences) is neither busy with the celebration of the merits of so-called women1 nor with the reproduction of binary categorizations. It is rather about radical interdependence, mutual affection and solidary transdisciplinarity. For this edition of Ada Lovelace Day we therefore invited a gang of local thinkers-doers to respond to, re-interpret, critique, remix and problematize materials from “Volumetric Regimes: Material Cultures of Quantified Presence”. The event proposes a spacetime of intimacy with the project and its publication, as read through the specific sensibilities of known and unknown comrades in the making of technosciences otherwise. It will include playful contributions, informal responses and interactive formats proposed by amongst others Marta Echaves, Blanca Pujals and Alejandra López Gabrielidis.