September 3-8, 2017

Theme 2017:

Politics and ethics in
media and art technology

Following the rise of unprecedented activism and political protests in the past year, Inter/sections 2017 explores how artists and technologists use different networks, databases, and systems to raise awareness of ethical and political issues around technologies.

Through a week-long programme of interactive artwork, we will engage with topics ranging from the ethics of data privacy to the political effects of social media. Free workshops and talks with artists and technology activists will question how current political systems impact evolving technologies and introduce ways that technology can subvert them.


The Inter/sections Symposium

Inter/sections culminates in a Symposium on Friday 8 September. This is a day-long event for discussion and exchange between academia, industry and activists. Featuring keynote speakers who are experts in emerging trends in science and media, the Inter/sections Symposium creates a space to debate new ethical frameworks for emerging technologies. The Symposium includes lightning talks from researchers, a hands-on workshop run by the TCCE (The Culture Capital Exchange) exploring ethics, art and technology, as well as a panel on Work Ethics in the Age of Automation. Attendance is free, but booking is essential as lunch will be provided.

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A week of events

Inter/sections is an annual meeting place for curious people interested in exploring new frontiers in media, art and technology. Through a week-long programme of free events, the 80-strong cohort of the Media and Arts Technology (MAT) at Queen Mary University of London invite you to think, talk and experiment. Events include a family Cryptoparty, an exhibition of interactive artwork and a Symposium.

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Exhibition of media art

Approaching the theme of Ethics and Politics in Media and Arts Technology from a more experimental and artistic perspective, our curated exhibition showcases the work of internationally renowned designers and artists alongside our own PhD students' mixed media artworks.

We also present work by Will Hurt and Yosuke Ushigome. Will's artwork, commissioned for Inter/sections, draws visitors' attention to built environments, while Yosuke's invites visitors to explore shared economies.

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