An End to Political Policing
Facilitated by Alex S. Vitale
Moderated by Philip V. McHarris
The Future of Time: Predictive Analytics and Incarceration
Facilitated by American Artist
About the reading group
This is an online event and will take place on Zoom.
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
Time: 5–7pm EST (2 hours)
Free, Register here.
Reading Jackie Wang's “This is A Story About Nerds and Cops,” we will discuss the current obsession with and consequences of prediction making in the public sphere. We will also read Artist's “Colored Time” to process the theft of time by the state and the relativity of time as a result of different people's proximity to captivity.
1) Jackie Wang, "'This Is a Story About Nerds and Cops': PredPol and Alorithmic Policing," in Carceral Capitalism (Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2018), 228-252. [Download the PDF here]
2) American Artist, "Colored Time," Art 21 Magazine, December 4, 2019. [Download the PDF here]
About the instructor
American Artist (b. 1989 Altadena, CA, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) is an artist whose work considers black labor and visibility within networked life. Their practice makes use of video, installation, new media, and writing. Artist is a resident of Red Bull Arts Detroit and a 2018-2019 recipient of the Queens Museum Jerome Foundation Fellowship. They are a former resident of EYEBEAM and completed the Whitney Independent Study program as an artist in 2017. They have exhibited at the Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco; the Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and Koenig & Clinton, New York. Their work has been featured in the New York Times, Artforum, and Huffington Post. They have published writing in The New Inquiry and Art21. Artist is a part-time faculty at Parsons The New School and teaches at the School for Poetic Computation.