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18 May 2018
13:30 - 18:00
IMPAKT, Center for Media Culture, Lange Nieuwstraat 4, Utrecht

Artist talk with Mimi Onuoha on Friday 18 May 2018 – “Post-truth and Algorithmic Violence”


Artist talk with Mimi Onuoha on Friday 18 May 2018 – “Post-truth and Algorithmic Violence”

FIBER, IMPAKT, Utrecht University’s Media and Culture Studies department and HKU collaborate to welcome Brooklyn-based artist and researcher Mimi Onuoha for a two day program in Amsterdam/Utrecht. Onuoha will share her work and engage with students and visitors. In her work, Onuoha critically addresses the increasing dominance of data, algorithms, and the processes categorizations and social sorting this engenders.  

Friday 18 May 2018 – Post-truth and Algorithmic Superstructures

Artist Talk Mimi Onuoha and presentation by Impakt curators

location: IMPAKT, Center for Media Culture, Lange Nieuwstraat 4, Utrecht


1330-1430 Algorithmic Superstructures, presentation by Impakt Festival 2018 curators.

1430-1445 Q&A with students and Impakt Festival 2018 curators.

1445-1500 Coffee break

1500-1630 Artist talk Mimi Onuoha “Post-truth and Algorithmic Violence”

1630-1700 Q&A Mimi and students.




The day before, FIBER organizes the following program in Amsterdam:

Thursday 17 May 2018 – Coded Matter(s): Big Bias

With artist/queer-theorist Zach Blas (UK), Mimi Onuoha and more (US), May 17, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, 20:00 – 23:00. 

Ticket & Info: http://www.codedmatters.nl (ticket sale starts / student tickets are available)

See http://www.codedmatters.nl 

About Mimi Onuoha (US)

Mimi Onuoha is a Brooklyn-based artist and researcher investigating the social results of data collection and computational categorization. Her work uses code, writing, performance, and objects to explore missing data and the ways in which people are abstracted, represented, and classified. Onuoha has been in residence at Eyebeam, Studio XX, the Data & Society Research Institute, Columbia University’s Tow Center, and the Royal College of Art. She has exhibited and presented workshops in festivals internationally, and in 2014 she was selected to be in the inaugural class of Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows. She was recently a visiting faculty member at Bennington College, and currently is teaching at NYU. Website: http://mimionuoha.com. 

Organizing partners

The program is a collaboration between FIBER’s Coded Matters series, IMPAKT, Utrecht University’s Media and Culture Studies department (Co.Laborations, Postcolonial Studies Initiative / Graduate Gender Program, Media, Arts & Performance RMA program, Datafied Society, Urban Interfaces), and HKU. Mimi Onuoha is part of a Visitors Program hosted by FIBER and Het Nieuwe Instituut (https://hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en). The event is generously funded by Creative Industry Fund NL, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, and RMeS. 

More info

17 May event http://www.codedmatters.nl

18 May event http://impakt.nl and https://co.laborations.nl. 


To purchase a free student ticket for Post-truth and Algorithmic Violence, an artist talk by Mimi Onuoha on Friday 18 May at 15:00, you’ll need to take the following steps:

  1. visit https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-impakt-event-artist-talk-by-mimi-onuoha-45098619184
  2. click on “tickets”
  3. on the upper right hand side, you’ll see “Promotie code opgeven”, click on it
  4. enter the code: “StudentMimi”
  5. a new option for tickets will be visible called “Ticket Studenten HKU/UU”
  6. select one and click on “Bestellen”