V2_Community Invites: 22 MIRRORS

Through an open dialogue and informal beta test of Danae Tapia’s project 22 Mirrors, the audience is invited this evening to experience, interact with & question the oracle at the … Read More

The Real Power of Fiction

This week I was watching Todos Somos Técnicos, my favourite TV show on Chilean football, and while they were talking about the regulatory limitations to hire coaches, Johnny Herrera gave … Read More

We Are Enemies: A Spell to Perform at Amazon’s Crying Booth

Amazon offers ‘wellness chamber’ for stressed staff: “During shifts employees can visit AmaZen stations and watch short videos featuring easy-to-follow well-being activities, including guided meditations, positive affirmations, calming scenes with sounds.”

The Season of the Witch

For the first IMPAKT event of the year, we take you into the mystical world of digital witchcraft. Join us on 20 January 2022 to hear more about the subject … Read More

Fiction as a Critical Design Strategy

Workshop at Attending to Futures by Elvia Vasconcelos and Danae Tapia. This is a session in which we will investigate the uses of live sketching combined with creative writing as … Read More

The New Turing Test

Sentinela del Norte (1985) is a Chilean rapper and literature scholar. He’s known for being part of the cult hip hop band Colectivo Etéreo and for his career in the local rap and electronic scene. For his most recent album, Parte del Paisaje (Part of the Landscape, Discos Pegaos, 2019), he created the song Mr Darcy se Somete al Test de Turing (Mr Darcy Takes the Turing Test), a critique on aspirational and vacuous social behaviors. We had a conversation about this song, its inspiration from British figures such as computer science pioneer Alan Turing and John Darcy, character by Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice. We also discussed the possibility of a new version of the Turing test that could determine degrees of humanity in individuals.