Algorithmic Mediations for Agonism
Algorithmic Mediations for Agonism was a research-creation project developed by the Design and Agonism group, aiming to pursue an inquiry on how technical and technological apparatuses (more specifically, those of algorithmically conditioned) could mobilize (or being themselves) agencies for dissensus and confrontation.
The project had several phases and processes, and designed and developed many prototypes and tests (only two of them are shown here.) Among those processes it is worth mentioning (1) the ethnographical investigation of associations between groups of individuals and political controversies, (2) the ethnographical study of associations between agonistic citizens and their use of technologies, and (3) the conceptualization, prototyping, design, and testing of speculative scenarios and devices to critically re-think the scope of technology in socially-agonistic contexts.
The project was initially funded by the Research and Development Office at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Chile, and later supported by the Council of the Arts and Culture in Chile through the FONDART research-creation fund.
Members of the Design and Agonism group were: