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Dreaming Beyond AI Launch



Dreaming Beyond AI is a multi-disciplinary and collaborative web-based project bringing together artists, researchers, activists, and policymakers to create new narratives and visions around AI technologies. The project aims to enable understanding the impact AI technologies on inequity, and questioning mainstream AI narratives as well as imposed visions of the future.
Conceptualized and curated by Nushin Yazdani and Raziye Buse Çetin, the project has been realized in cooperation with IFA (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), and supported by Humanity in Action and the Alfred Landecker Foundation within the framework of the Landecker Democracy Fellowship as well as
On July 7th, the project was officially launched in an online webinar. The event included talks with Sarah Chander on contesting harmful tech and the need to dream beyond, Neema Githere and Petja Ivanova on mycelium technologies and on questioning narratives of intelligence, and allapop on visions for queer feminist AIs.
Watch an introduction video to the launch event below:
To learn more about the future of technology, read this “Dreaming Beyond AI” Opinion Piece by Nushin and Buse Çetin.
Nushin is one of thirty 2020-2021 Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.