Hackers and Shamans, Travelers of the Black Box
Academic paper, video clip
Presented at the 2018 masterclass conference at Utrecht University and at the H.O.P.E. conference in New York City (Hackers on Planet Earth)
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.
👯♀️ David Pascoe (supervisor)