How do predictive technologies shape the emergence and evolution of migrant flows, and consequently modes of governance and of seeing? We are interested in investigating how the gaze offered by the patterns drawn from economic, social and humanitarian data alter their subject of inquiry through detailed capture divided into irreducible parts, and the production of analysis tools based on machine learning (statistical models). In turn, this pattern recognition affords remote control and execution upon migrant bodies by performing modes of (bio)power, helping formulate and endorse novel research, structuring international stewardship, and the administration of human rights.
What does prediction produce? Euro-vision examines the ‘affects’ that predictive technologies have in the emergence and evolution of migrant flows. Using the figure of the 'artist gaze' as a mode of cultural apprehension, we investigate the realm of risk assessment algorithms and predictive policing systems, the use of automated software for governance, and ultimately the affective forms of power embedded in them.
Through art-led inquiry involving field work, software study, archival and ethnographic and forensic research into flows of bodies and information through these technologies and borders we are critically mapping the political, aesthetic and technosocial constructions of prediction in the Gibraltar area.
Team:Dr Audrey Samson & Francisco Gallardo, Artist Partner
Dr Btihaj Ajana, Academic Partner
Masumi Iishi, Research & Graphic Design
Euro-vision, or the Making of the Automated Gaze is a collaboration between King's College London's Department of Digital Humanities and artist duo FRAUD, brokered and supported by the Cultural Institute at King’s in partnership with Somerset House Studios.