Please join us next Wednesday for a public lecture by Luke Munn on Ferocious Logics:
Unmaking the Algorithm.
From Uber to Airbnb, contemporary power manifests in the algorithmic, shaping everyday
life. Yet whether seen as ‘merely’ technical and apolitical, or black-boxed and
inaccessible, the algorithmic often frustrates investigation.
In this talk, Munn will draw out some of the insights from his recently completed thesis,
which developed a new approach to the algorithmic.
Along with this theoretical intervention, a series of artworks produced as part of the PhD
form their own response, playing, reworking and critiquing algorithmic logics. Together
this work aimed to render algorithmic power more intelligible as a material and political
force, advancing our ability to understand and intervene within it.
evening public lecture
Wednesday 30 October
6:30pm in Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)
Te Aro campus, 139 Vivian St.
Te Herenga Waka / VUW
Additionally, there will be an informal afternoon session at the Thomas King Observatory
with postgraduate students from the Data.Mine research stream in the Master of Design
Innovation (MDI) programme at Te Herenga Waka / VUW, which is open to ADA members via RSVP
In this session, the Data.Mine students will briefly introduce their thesis topics, after
which we will have a discussion while enjoying some BYO food & drink.
Wednesday 30 October
1pm - 4pm Thomas King
Botanic Garden, Pōneke / Wellington
(RSVP to walter.langelaar(a)vuw.ac.nz)
Based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand, Luke Munn uses both practice-based and
theoretical approaches to explore the intersections of digital cultures, investigating how
technical environments shape the political and social capacities of the everyday.
His projects have featured in the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, the Centre de Cultura
Contemporània de Barcelona, Fold Gallery London, Causey Contemporary Brooklyn and the
Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, with commissions from Aotearoa Digital Arts, and
TERMINAL. He is a Studio Supervisor at Whitecliffe College of Art & Design and a
current (recently completed) PhD Candidate at Western Sydney University.
This event is the first in a series of public lectures, workshops and interventions in the
context of the 'Functions follow Forms' research project; which investigates
notions of prescription in cultural systems and networked interfaces, the effects of
emulation through technical infrastructures on social perception, and the tensions found
in situated knowledge constructed through site-specific versus location-specific praxis.
Luke Munn's presence in Wellington is kindly supported by the Cultivating Creative
Capital distinctiveness theme at Te Herenga Waka / VUW.
The Thomas King Observatory session is made possible thanks to the TKO
project by Julian Priest.
Hope to see you next Wednesday!
en met vriendelijke groet,
Programme Director Media Design
Pouakorangi Hoahoa Pāpāho
Co-chair Creative Capital<https://www.victoria.ac.nz/strengths/creative>
Nohonga Te Au a Raukatauri
Victoria University of Wellington
Te Herenga Waka