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Jacek
Smolicki

Underheard (2020-2024)

This project investigates unheard and underheard human and other-than-human voices entangled in the production and proliferation of voice-controlled technologies in everyday realms.

The project draws on media arts, archaeology of mediations, philosophy of technology, techno-feminism, environmental humanities and existential media studies.


The project is part of BioMe: Existential Challenges and Ethical Imperatives of Biometric AI in Everyday Lifeworlds. Funded by Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, and led by prof. Amanda Lagerkvist, the project's central aim is to investigate the experiential range of encounters with AI technologies with a focus on both possibilities as well as challenges and vulnerabilities, in order to scrutinize the pressing ethical imperatives they pose for networked humanity. The project is nested at Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University in Sweden.

More information on the project's website.