What does Software know?

What does Software know?

by LSBU

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London South Bank University

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Looking beyond technical know-how to knowledge practices within art and culture - Geoff Cox

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LSBU are proud to present this inaugural lecture by Professor Geoff Cox as part of our inaugural lectures programme for 2022-23.

Professor Cox is Professor of Art and Computational Culture within LSBU's School of Arts and Creative Industries, LSBU. His research interests lie broadly across the fields of software studies and contemporary art/aesthetics, expressed in occasional artworks (e.g. The Museum of Ordure), invited talks, and numerous publications. You will hear more about his research & impressive career during his inaugural lecture and we hope you'll join us for this insightful & engaging topic!

Inaugural lectures are an occasion of significance in our professors’ careers at the University. They provide an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our recently appointed professors who are undertaking research, innovation, engagement and teaching activities in their field of expertise.

Our lectures are open to all LSBU Group staff & students as well as to members of the public and are free of charge. They are taking place in person and will be recorded. They are not being live streamed at present.

You can check out the full programme of our inaugural lectures here.

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What does Software know?

Looking beyond technical know-how to knowledge practices within art and culture

By Professor Geoff Cox PhD, Professor of Art and Computational Culture, School of Arts and Creative Industries, LSBU

Description: Software Studies is an interdisciplinary field that has developed to better understand the social and political effects of computational objects, processes, practices, and infrastructures. The lecture takes its point of departure in previous research projects and publications, and elaborates on current interests that include experimental publishing, computational aesthetics, and machine vision. What is at stake is how forms of power are operationalised through computational processes, and as such there is a perceived need to look beyond the acquisition of technical know-how alone to knowledge practices more commonly associated with art and culture.

Biography: Geoff Cox is Professor of Art and Computational Culture, co-Director of Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, and co-Director of MA Curating Art and Public Programmes (in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery). His research interest in software studies and contemporary aesthetics is reflected in the collaborative publications Speaking Code (MIT Press, 2013), Aesthetic Programming (Open Humanities Press, 2020), and Live Coding (MIT Press, 2022).

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Programme

5.45pm – Arrival & registration

6pm – Welcome & introduction

6.05pm – Inaugural lecture: What does Software know? - Professor Geoff Cox PhD, Professor of Art and Computational Culture, School of Arts and Creative Industries, LSBU

7pm – Closing remarks

7.15pm – Networking & refreshments

8pm - Close

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