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Logical Conclusions/Automation Effects
Wednesday, 20. July 2022
Miscellania, 2/401 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC
8 pm-Midnight
Free /RSVP 

What is the cultural logic of automation, and what are its logical conclusions?*
Can ‘automation effects’ be performed, like Brecht’s ‘estrangement effects’?
Making automation strange again.

Curated by Mark Andrejevic, Laura McLean, and Joel Stern, this free experimental program at Miscellania club features artists, musicians, writers and researchers thinking with and against the logic of digital automation, algorithmic culture, and AI in order to trouble and subvert systems that extract, aggregate, model, and predict. 

With performances and presentations by Monica Lim, Sean Dockray, Mara MacDonald, Vaughan Wozniek O’Connor, Roslyn Orlando, Emile Zile, Zacharius Szumer, Jathan Sadowski, Tom Smith, Sahej Rahal, Karen Ann Donnachie and Andy Simionato

*reference to Sean Dockray’s Logical Conclusions (2007-), and Mark Andrejevic’s remark that the logical conclusion of automated culture is ‘obliteration of the self’.  


Logical Conclusions/Automation Effects is part of the 2022 ADM+S Symposium ‘Automated Societies: What Do We Need To Know?’ showcasing the Centre’s distinctive cross- and multi-disciplinary approach to automated systems and exploring a range of critical current and emerging problems, challenges, and conceptual questions.

Logical Conclusions/Automation Effects is presented by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society and Liquid Architecture. 

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung as the Traditional Owners and sovereign custodians of the Country on which we practice. We extend our respects to their Elders past and present, and to all First Peoples.

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