Welcoming members of cyberfeminist congress Deep Lab to FutureEverything, this Fireside Chat featuring artist Addie Wagenknecht in conversation with designer Maral Pourkazemi will explore issues around issues facing contemporary digital culture.

Deep Lab is a congress of cyberfeminist researchers, organized by STUDIO Fellow Addie Wagenknecht to examine how the themes of privacy, security, surveillance, anonymity, and large-scale data aggregation are problematized in the arts, culture and society.

Addie Wagenknecht investigates the cultural connection between technology and social interaction. Constructing installations, interventions, paintings and sculpture, she engineers reality into condensed bits, building a space in between sculpture and lived experience. In her work, complexity and hacked systems without rules emerge, as a sharp wit collapses the conceptual distance between ones and zeros. Wagenknecht has exhibited at MuseumsQuartier Vienna; La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris; Istanbul Modern; and Whitechapel Gallery, among others. Wagenknecht is the founder of Deep Lab and Chair of the Open Hardware Summit. She co-produced the open source laser cutter Lasersaur.

Maral Pourkazemi is an information designer with a background in classic graphic design. Design is her conviction and religion. Maral works with data and information to make important and relevant problems accessible and easier to understand, and is she’s not designing myself she manages projects, direct teams and co-create visualization conferences and workshops. Maral started the design and consultancy studio monoment, and is a member of Deep Lab.