Moderated by Ali Wong
Monday, May 14, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Technology is a field that is particularly dominated, designed and defined by men from early computers clubs to hacker and gamer cultures to Silicon Valley. This talk brings two women working in the field of art and technology and the issues prevalent in both online and offline spaces, and the ways in which artists are addressing the gender bias implicit in technology and its cultures. We welcome you to join and contribute to this round-table discussion.
Ashley Lee Wong is a curator and researcher based in Hong Kong and London. She is co-founder of the digital studio MetaObjects that facilitates digital production with artists and cultural partners. She has worked as Head of Programmes of Sedition, the leading online platform for artists to distribute their works as digital limited editions for screens. She is currently a PhD Candidate at the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong.
Kelani Nichole is founder and owner of TRANSFER, a gallery in Brooklyn that supports artists working with computer-based practices through solo exhibitions and experimenting with new formats for installation. She is the Director of The Current, a non-profit collecting museum presenting a model for a cooperative collection of works that explore technology's impact on the human condition. She is also a design strategist and consultant with 12 years of experience working with clients to create digital products.