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Nora O Murchú

http://noraomurchu.com

Limerick, Ireland
Nora O Murchú is a curator and designer based in Ireland. Her practice engages with fictions and narratives to explore how complex sociotechnical systems are imagined, built, and used. She has held positions as a research associate for the IDC at the University of Limerick, the Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths, and CRUMB at the University of Sunderland. She has curated exhibitions and events for institutions including the Science Gallery, Resonate Festival, and Transfer Gallery.

The New Black


INAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

The New Black


INAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
Tales from a mundane city: Living and working within computational infrastructure.
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  • Systemic changes

How might we live in a city whose administrators and governors are non-human? As emerging technologies and processes have become incorporated into the life, subjectivities and structures of the city, how does computational logic form and embody the collective values of both its human and non-human inhabitants? In a near future, where mass production and consumption has given way to computational managerialism, this project considers the work and social experience of female workers living under the rules and conditions of non-human politics. As the smart city expands, algorithms and their spatial effects influence the economic and political flows of the city — data, things and people are managed by protocological rules and limits, rendered on dashboards, and stored in databases for prediction. This project reflects on the lived effects of computational architecture — the alienation of its human inhabitants as they live within the parameters of the algorithmic city.

The New Black


INAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

The New Black


INAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
Tales from a mundane city: Living and working within computational infrastructure.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

How might we live in a city whose administrators and governors are non-human? As emerging technologies and processes have become incorporated into the life, subjectivities and structures of the city, how does computational logic form and embody the collective values of both its human and non-human inhabitants? In a near future, where mass production and consumption has given way to computational managerialism, this project considers the work and social experience of female workers living under the rules and conditions of non-human politics. As the smart city expands, algorithms and their spatial effects influence the economic and political flows of the city — data, things and people are managed by protocological rules and limits, rendered on dashboards, and stored in databases for prediction. This project reflects on the lived effects of computational architecture — the alienation of its human inhabitants as they live within the parameters of the algorithmic city.


Idea by

Nora O Murchú
Limerick
Ireland
Nora O Murchú is a curator and designer based in Ireland. Her practice engages with fictions and narratives to explore how complex sociotechnical systems are imagined, built, and used. She has held positions as a research associate for the IDC at the University of Limerick, the Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths, and CRUMB at the University of Sunderland. She has curated exhibitions and events for institutions including the Science Gallery, Resonate Festival, and Transfer Gallery.