Could we calculate the value of- and our relation to things in a future where everything is tracked and controlled by algorithms?
Date: 15 – 18 May
Location: A Lab
Time: 12.00 – 19.00 hrs
Kumar explores this possibility with his work ‘Beyond Blood’ by imagining a legal system where algorithms take over in situations when a deceased individual has not left a will, and the state has to distribute the inheritance. He questions the use of algorithms in emotional and ethical situations by taking the movie ‘The Aviator’ to map and visualise the value of relations between people and objects left behind by the deceased Howard Hughes.
Sures Kumar is a speculative designer interested in the implications of technology in our society. He focuses on algorithms and their applications in sentimental decision-making processes. His prior works fall under the domain of interaction design and digital art. Graduated from the Royal College of Art, London and National Institute of Design, India, he currently lives in London, where he works for Google.