The Initiative for Indigenous Futures on Artificial Intelligence

From the sixth (and most recent) installment of NYU ITP’s academic journal Adjacent, entitled Old/New/Next, senior editor Gabriella Garcia’s essay “There Is No ‘Artificial’ Intelligence: A Conversation with the Initiative for Indigenous Futures” seeks answers to two questions: what makes something “artificial” and how do we determine “intelligence?” Garcia references the MUTEK Montreal electronic arts festival and a symposium by members of Initiative for Indigenous …

Digital Exhibition ‘AS A FORM OF’ Addresses Everyday Instances of Resistance and Liberation

Through the lenses of POC, this online art show presents poetry, photographs and profound realization

Founded by curator Breeana Nykole, SYLA STUDIO dedicates their efforts “to amplifying literary and visionary voices of black and POC communities through digital exhibitions and creative services.” They do more than that, too. Anyone who searches the correct assemblage of words could stumble upon SYLA STUDIO’s new digital exhibition—entitled AS A FORM OF—and peruse its contents. Unlike a museum, admission isn’t charged and pieces can …

A Writer on Loving Prince

Almost a year after the legendary Prince passed away, writer Ben Greenman has written an article on his love of the artist, his feelings about fandom, and his decision to write a book about the iconic man. Part essay and part personal memoir, the piece is both analytical and emotional—conjuring up that strange version of sorrow we feel when somebody we didn’t know, but loved, …