Artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and the accelerated evolution of the species as seen through the recent films of Alex Garland—Ex Machina and Annihilation—are the topics of a Wednesday talk at Redcat by literature professor N. Katherine Hayles, the author of How We Became Posthuman.
On Saturday, Hayles will give the closing presentation of the day-long Algorithms, Infrastructures, Art and Curation (AIAC) seminar at the City Council Chambers in West Hollywood.
AIAC explores “explores aesthetic and political issues related to algorithms and infrastructures in art and curation, ranging from finance to climate change, from human exclusion zones to bitcoin and blockchain, from search algorithms to theories of natural selection and more.”*
Wednesday, January 23, at 8:30 pm.
631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.
Saturday, January 26.
AIAC seminar starts at 10 am.
Hayles speaks at 6 pm.
West Hollywood Library
City Council Chambers
625 North San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood.
From top: Alicia Vikander and director Alex Garland rehearsing a scene in Ex Machina (2014), image credit A24; Annihilation (2018), image credit Paramount Pictures.