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BLACK
LIVES
MATTER

As designers committed to decolonizing our practices, we feel that it is important for us to help amplify Black voices that have historically been underrepresented within our discipline. We are using this site as a public platform in support of Black Lives Matter within our communities and beyond. We ask that you take some time alongside looking at our work, to explore these collected resources.

FOR DESIGNERS:

Dear white & non-Black POC designers
Where are the Black designers?
Decolonial Teaching in Action

FOR EVERYONE:

Anti-Racist Resource Guide: Become a better ally
A Radical Library (incl. books, texts, podcasts, & articles)
How to talk to people who disagree
How to support Black artists

This piece was created using a software called Gaugan. The program works by uploading drawings or landscape images to be translated into a photorealistic style using segmentation maps. This piece exhibits the Posthumanist landscapes made with Gaugan’s artificial intelligence software and how different machines interpret similar source imagery.
This project was created to critique the political process of labelling Google’s image datasets.
See project here
This project was created to critique the political process of labelling Google’s image datasets.
See project here
This is a spread from The Politics of Algorithms. This chapter takes the images created by AttnGAN and uses a captioning algorithm called DenseCAP. This algorithm works by captioning a picture with labels each time the model detects an object. Each label is placed within the detected object’s coordinates.
This body of work currently exists in the form of a website.
View thesis here
This piece is an unconventional documentary depicting technology’s impact on Posthumanism and its ability to allow for new ways of playing God.
Paired with Becoming by Jan Van IJken
View project here