[spectre] New podcast: Conversation with Helen Pritchard, feat. music by Yoneda Lemma

Radio Web MACBA rwm2008 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 26 16:14:15 CEST 2019

*We present this podcast in two different, complementary versions. The main
composed, manipulated, and produced by Yoneda Lemma, and an extra version
that consists only of the unprocessed material of our conversation with

*Link: *https://rwm.macba.cat/en/sonia/helen-pritchard/capsula

*Interview and script by Roc Jiménez de Cisneros. Music commission and
production by Yoneda Lemma.*

*Helen Pritchard <https://rwm.macba.cat/en/sonia/helen-pritchard/capsula>*
is an artist and researcher operating in the more or less gray area in
which computing intersects geography, design and cyberfeminist
technoscience. Through her artworks, writing, talks and workshops,
Pritchard seeks to articulate a different social political gaze on code and
computation, based on the notions of co-research, radical pedagogy and
participation as key strategies to “move away from the idea of the expert
or the genius” and to bring forward questions about collective learning and
knowledge production.

Since 2013 Pritchard has been a member of the European Research Council
funded project "Citizen Sense" led by Dr. Jennifer Gabrys, focused on the
developent of creative methods that use physical computing and sensing
technologies to think through and develop new theories of citizen sensing.
Citizen Sense's work is a constant reminder that hard data is not
necessarily the end goal of environmental computing practices – it’s all
about how that data is gathered, used, interpreted, owned and ultimately
applied to real life scenarios beyond the spread sheets and pie charts.
Likewise, her “Animal Hackers” project considers the entanglement of
non-human animals, which she also refers to as “more-than-humans” with
ubiquitous computing technologies.

In this podcast, Helen Pritchard discusses some of her works and collective
projects, and talks about all sorts of double bonds. Orcas and sensors,
fossils and fracking, alpaca and recipes, sheep and data infrastructures.

This podcast is part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe
programme of the European Union.

Timeline for the speech only version

00:48 Intro

03:25 Getting close to code

06:55 Exchanging recipes

10:42 A different kind of knowledge

16:58 Radical pedagogy

18:44 Environmental computing

28:04 ‘Spirit Rally’. Nonhuman animals and networks

30:40 Sheep evading monitoring

36:47 ‘Future Fossils’

41:22 Alpaca synthesis

42:37 Fracking, communities and sense-making

46:58 Sensing beyond sensors and data sets, interpreting data, data stories

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