Shadow Glass

voidLab: Jen Agosta (US), Sanglim Han (KR), Xin Xin (US/TW)

Shadow Glass is an audio/visual voidLab collaboration by Sanglim Han, Jen Agosta and Xin Xin featuring experimental 3D animation and a rhythmic, ambient sound/music remix with excerpts of an interview with Safiya Umoja Noble, author of Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (forthcoming, NYU Press). Noble coined the term “technological redlining”, describing the historical redlining that gets carried over into the creation of algorithms and challenges us to think about how the design of algorithms and databases intersect with issues of race, gender, and class, and urges designers and policy-makers to confront and eliminate biases in the development of decision-making technologies. Shadow Glass echoes Noble’s perspective of artificial intelligence as a human rights concern. The original interview with Noble’s can be found in voidLab Archive, 2015-2017.

Interviewer

Xin Xin

Visual Artist

Sanglim Han

Sound Artist / Music Producer

Jen Agosta


voidLab is an intersectional feminist collective for women, non-binary, gender nonconforming, trans and queer people to express individual identities through arts and technologies.

Jen Agosta explores the sensory intersection between the eyes, ears and emotion. Her ongoing work as a music producer has forged her curiosity in finding sensory harmony in the visual and auditory arts. Based in Los Angeles,, Agosta released her second electronic record, Night Driver, under the moniker Jager in 2016.

BFA, UCLA Design Media Arts (2018)

Sanglim Han explores disembodied, fragmented, interstitial, and emergent bodies. Through performative media, she creates sites for fluctuating identities where personal and social experiences are revisited and boundaries are convoluted. MFA, UCLA Design Media Arts (2017)

Xin Xin questions the relationship between agency and technology through video, web, and community projects. Xin has most recently released NEST, a cybersecurity talk show for Chinese-speaking immigrants and co-founded The School of Otherness, an artist-run organization made to preserve experiences of the other. MFA, UCLA Design Media Arts (2016)