September 29 2022 GM

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Glitter Meetups

Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community at the IFF Square on the IFF Mattermost, at 9am EDT / 1pm UTC. Do you need an invite? Learn how to get one here.

Date: Thursday, September 29nd

Time: 9am EDT / 1pm UTC

Who: Aishatu Gwadabe

Moderator: Mardiya

Where: On IFF Mattermost Square Channel.

Quantum Visions of Africanfuturism: Allegories of AI

Explore how speculative narratives of Black imaginations can be read as allegories of living with data and artificial intelligence. Visual art pieces embedded with AI-developed patterns are in conversation with Africanfuturism, a term coined by writer Nnedi Okorafor, to prioritise the experiences, needs, and subjectivities of African communities on the continent and its diaspora.

To inspire reflection the conversation will tackle the following questions:

  • What if AI was rooted in local knowledge systems rather than the cartesian model?
  • How to preserve culture with exponential technologies?

Aishatu Gwadabe is a peace technologist, visual artist, and storyteller who advocates for social justice with AI and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). She is a creative diasporan of African descent who can be found on the list of the Lighthouse TOP 100 Brilliant and Inspiring Women in AI Ethics – 2022. Aishatu explores sub-Saharan African and indigenous epistemologies and ontologies found in folklore and oral literature for designing innovative, restorative, and equitable future(s).

Notes

Notes will be posted here