daniel c. howe
daniel c. howe
TALK: Spectre @ MUTEK 20, Montreal – News/Events

TALK: Spectre @ MUTEK 20, Montreal

August 10, 2019 - Uncategorized

In a little under 2 weeks time I’ll be joining some fascinating artists and thinkers at MUTEK Montreal, Canada for the 20th edition of the MUTEK festival. I will be presenting my most recent work, entitled Spectre, which interrogates computational propaganda and the logic of surveillance capitalism.

Following the keynote by Douglas Rushkoff, Bill Posters and I will present:

An open space for interrogating computational forms of propaganda and  the wider digital influence industry, Howe & Posters present their Spectre project. Inviting audiences to “pray at the altar of dataism,” this interactive installation premiered at the Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 Alternate Realities exhibition, and has attracted widespread media attention ever since, contributing to an important debate on computational propaganda and the the questionable behavior of platform corporations.

Spectre was the winner of Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Alternate Realities 2019 Commission, supported by Arts Council England, Site Gallery, the British Council, and MUTEK.