Title: Hackers and Shamans, Travelers of the Black Box

Institution(s): Universiteit Utrecht, Riseup Collective

Description: This is a project that analyses the figures of the hacker and the shaman, initially both seem extremely different, one exists under the empirical realm of computer science and the other belongs in a mystical dimension that seems to have no relation with discrete, scientific knowledge.  However, I propose that these two figures have ontological similarities when we consider their spaces of action as black boxes: the computational network in the case of the hacker and the human conscience in the case of the shaman.

This project was presented at the 2018 masterclass conference at Utrecht University and at the H.O.P.E. conference in New York City.




👯‍♀️ David Pascoe (supervisor)

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