‘Technologies of Hope: 100 Responses to the Pandemic’ is an artistic and research project that takes viewers on a journey through the world of one hundred such companies. Based on the project, this workshop will examine how the specific technologies being promoted to combat the pandemic around the world – now and in the future – seek to observe, screen, enforce, and attempt to modify humans and the spaces they move within, mediating the relationship between body, architecture, and geography.
Through the introductory talk and following workshop the facilitators will ask: What can we learn about the current collective neurosis from the technologies that we accept into our lives? When have we gone too far, and how far are we willing to go? Is it possible that in our efforts to contain the virus, we succeeded instead in containing the host?
Friday, 30 October, 5:30 PM IST