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Maya Man; Artist Talk + Coding Workshop by Maisa

Hosted by RIP SPACE
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🎀 💻 RIP SPACE : PROJECT # 003 🎀 💻 You are invited to join us at Rip Space on Saturday, March 30th for a day of cyberfem programming centered around the topic of authenticity and online identity. We will kick off the day with an entry level web coding workshop where participants will make forgeries of web pages from their favorite publishing platforms. Workshop led by Maisa Imamović w/ support from Maya Man, followed by an artist talk from Maya Man on the topic of algorithms, authenticity, and the performance of self online. Afterwards, we will host a reception and screening to celebrate the web based works from Maya Man + the workshop participants. See full workshop and artist talk description below. Guests are invited to attend all // or any segment of programming, please specify in RSVP. Event is free with RSVP + suggested donation for the workshop SCHEDULE 2:30 - 5:00 coding workshop: “To Forge or Not to Forge” 5:30 - 6:30 artist talk: Maya Man “Too Good to be True” 6:30 - 8:30 reception and screening - - - ARTIST TALK Maya Man: Too Good to be True: Algorithms, Authenticity, and the Performance of Self Online In this talk, Maya Man will give a behind the scenes look at a collection of projects she has produced through a process of media consumption, collection, and then reproduction. Often employing algorithms as a method for remix and collage, Man’s work emphasizes the absurdity of working to produce an identity while embedded in the chaos of online culture. Generative projects discussed will include FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT, a series focused on the proliferation of hyper-feminine, self-confidence Instagram infographics; I’m Feeling Lucky, a series focused on the culture of astrology and its online distribution; and Notes, a collection of imaginary, computer generated perfume descriptions. In her practice, Maya primarily works with code as medium, focusing especially on employing JavaScript, a programming language that runs in the browser. It is important to her to make work about the internet that uses its native language. Can mimicry be a method for revealing central truths about original forms of media? Maya Man website + bio : - - CODING WORKSHOP To Forge or Not to Forge: 2.5 hour entry level web coding workshop led by Maisa Imamović w/ Support from Maya Man Imagine you are a US immigrant applying for an O-1B Visa – i.e. a short-term U.S. work visa available to people with job offers to do outstanding work in the sciences, arts, athletics, education, or business. You are required to provide evidence to the state that you, the applicant: “have achieved national or international recognition for achievements evidenced by critical reviews or other published materials by or about the person in major newspapers, trade journals, magazines, or other publications.” Your work is outstanding, no doubt, but you have little evidence to prove that that's the case. And so the question arises — To Forge Or Not To Forge? In this 2.5 hour workshop led by cyberfeminist coder, theorist and researcher Maisa Imamović, with support from the artist Maya Man, you will make forgeries of web pages from your favorite publishing platforms. The workshop will help you prepare illegal evidence for your application, reflect on your privilege, and think about contemporary forms of urgent publishing. Everybody is welcome, especially lawyers ;) *participation is TOTALLY FREE, but donations will be gladly accepted [suggested donation = $30] * *Zero to a lot of coding knowledge required. The less skills, the better! * Maisa Imamović bio and more info:

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