if, or, else or
the other condition
calculating the intersection of logic, informatics and gender codes
(19.26 every human
is female or male)
if, or, else or
the other condition may be understood as a continuation of Life
as operating system. Now, the questions will aim at the possible interferences
between logical rules, programming language and gender codes (in theory
as in lived practice).
To start with the deconstruction of both fields I invented a method for
applying the standard criteria of one on the other and vice versa. The
central questions of my master thesis at the institute
fo art in context were: 1) Are algorithms gendered? (literal translation:
Does an algorithm have a gender?) 2) Is gender calculable?
I invited media
artists in Graz for the first interviews at esc
im Labor (on the occasion of the exhibtion of DLAB).
Some of them asked for more information during the process and chances
for interaction with the material to be collected. I liked this
idea of a more collaborative project very much, so soon there will be
examples from the conversations on this website to be commented upon or
completed with other visual or audible materials by the interviewed.
I am continuing the interviews with computer workers, technicians, scientists,
gender specialists and others who are interested to relate digital production
with the construction of gender codes and to discuss "biographical
operations", the influence of both "components" on
the personal biography and ways of transgressing dichotomies. If you are
interested in this, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another focus of this work is the visualization of the code; to
compare their aesthetic with their conceptual value and to look for
gaps, paradoxa and open ends as a starting point for change or transgression.