Algorithmic solidarity: can colonialism be encoded into algorithms?


Workshop by: eeefff


The session will look into the recent leaked source code of biggest IT corporation which is very close to russian government. The source codes of the “Yandex” company were copied in July 2022 and published in the Internet on January 25, 2023. The size of the leakage is 44,71 gigabytes. An artistic duo eeefff proposes to read the code collectively, diving into:

encoded ownership on territories,
exceptional cases,
patterns of digital colonialism,
how-to-spell constructedness,
“pure web,”
encoded violence,
fairy tales about oil,

Conditions: {  
      Tag: "war"
      Check {
          # update according to the situation
          Expression: "0"

/* If Russia (country) from Russia's point of view (001) contains Crimea and from Ukraine's point of view (UA) doesn't contain Crimea, we build 2 variants of Russia. It means, that countryToRecognitionSubjects contains Russia [001, UA]. */

No necessary programming or any other skills are needed.

eeefff will guide the session, prepare a tool to search inside of the code, exercises for rehearsal and collective playing out of the programming code lines.

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