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The Apollo 40 Under 40 Art & Tech podcast: the ethics of tech

9 December 2021

In this episode of the Apollo 40 Under 40 Art & Tech podcast, Gabrielle Schwarz speaks to Clara Blume, head of Open Austria’s Art and Tech Lab in Silicon Valley, and Lauren Lee McCarthy, an artist and programmer based in Los Angeles. Both are interested in the question of who gets to shape the new technologies that increasingly define our lives. Lee McCarthy discusses setting up p5.js, a platform dedicated to improving access and diversity in coding, and Blume explains why artists ought to be leading the conversation about the future of big tech.

The third series of the Apollo 40 under 40 podcast features conversations with some of the individuals celebrated in this year’s Apollo 40 under 40 Art & Tech, presented in partnership with BNP Paribas. Previous episodes can be found here.

Voidopolis (2020), Kat Mustatea, still from a digital performance produced by Process Studio with the support of Open Austria Art + Tech Lab, Café Royal Cultural Foundation, and An Art Company

Voidopolis (2020), Kat Mustatea, still from a digital performance produced by Process Studio with the support of Open Austria Art + Tech Lab, Café Royal Cultural Foundation, and An Art Company

Installation view of ‘Encoding Futures: Critical Imaginaries of AI’, showing works by Lauren Lee McCarthy, at OCY ARTS, Los Angeles, in 2021. Photo: Ian Bryers-Gamber; courtesy the artist and OXY ARTS

Installation view of ‘Encoding Futures: Critical Imaginaries of AI’, showing works by Lauren Lee McCarthy, at OCY ARTS, Los Angeles, in 2021. Photo: Ian Bryers-Gamber; courtesy the artist and OXY ARTS

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