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From

Visnjic comes from the United Kingdom, and Plummer-Fernandez is of British/Colombian origin.

Dates of visit

15–17 May 2015

Purpose of visit

Visnjic and Plummer-Fernandez will deliver keynote speeches at the FIBER Festival in Amsterdam, which begins on Friday 15 May. On the afternoon of Sunday 17 May, they will lead the Self-Learning Software Salon at Het Nieuwe Instituut. They will take the audience on a safari through contemporary algorithmic culture, showing how learning algorithms penetrate our lives in all sorts of ways.

Bios

Filip Visnjic is editor-in-chief of the Creative Applications Network, a leading digital art and culture blog, and editor of HOLO, a magazine about art, science and technology. Artist and designer Matthew Plummer-Fernandez is a PhD student at Goldsmiths, University of London, researching the sociocultural role of algorithms and how they, autonomous bots and computerisation increasingly penetrate our lives. In connection with his research, he maintains Algopop, a Tumblr page that documents algorithms’ influence on everyday life and how artists respond to it in their work.