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– Algorithms, Art and Surveillance

Image is of a series of white and black surveillance cameras mounted on a brick wall
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July 30
12:00 PM


Join radio producer and educator Areej Nur in a conversation about the internet’s nature of ubiquitous tracking, and how surveillance has now been designed into every aspect of our lives. From app and location tracking to algorithm policing, surveillance technology has become the standard norm, with marginalised communities often at highest risk of having their entire lives monitored.

This talk will consider these ethical and social implications of the internet as well as asking how artists can navigate these dilemmas.

Protocol is a series of live talks grounded in the relationship between contemporary performance and the digital cultures that exist on the internet, hosted by Areej Nur as part of BLEED Echo, a public program responding to and ricocheting from the five artist projects and curatorial conversations of BLEED.

Premiere status

World Premiere

Artistic Credits

  • Host: Areej Nur
  • With guests: Stephanie Dinkins, Emile Zile

Supported by

  • Presented by Arts House, City of Melbourne as part of BLEED 2020. BLEED is supported Campbelltown City Council through Campbelltown Arts Centre and City of Melbourne through Arts House.


12:00- 1.00pm AEST, ZOOM
Thursday 30 July
Duration: 60mins
Add to Calendar 07/30/2020 12:00 pm 07/30/2020 01:00 pm Australia/Melbourne Protocol – Algorithms, Art and Surveillance BLEED : Biennial Live Event in the Everyday Digital Arts House and Campbelltown Arts Centre


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  • Auslan Interpreted
  • Open Captions


Areej Nur

Areej Nur is a radio producer, presenter and educator. She is the co-founder of African arts collective Still Nomads and podcast network Broadwave. Most of  Areej’s work seeks to support women of colour, particularly black women, to be at the forefront of conversations about media, arts, race and feminism in Australia.

Stephanie Dinkins

Stephanie Dinkins is a transmedia artist who creates platforms for dialog about artificial intelligence (AI) as it intersects race, gender, aging, and our future histories. She is particularly driven to work with communities of color to co-create more inclusive, fair and ethical artificial intelligent ecosystems. Dinkins’ art practice employs lens-based practices, emerging technologies and community engagement to confront questions of bias in AI, consciousness, data sovereignty and social equity.  Investigations into the contradictory histories, traditions, knowledge bases and philosophies that form/in-form society at large underpin her thought and art production.

Emile Zile

Emile Zile is an artist, filmmaker and performer. Building on a background of live and single-channel video his work utilises site-specific performance, portraiture and filmmaking to capture the traces of humanity within an accelerating digital culture. Emile received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from RMIT Media Arts before relocating to Amsterdam in 2007 to commence an MFA degree at the Sandberg Institute. In 2012 he began a two year residency at the Rijksakademie vanbeeldende kunsten, Amsterdam. In 2018 he commenced full-time practice-based doctoral research at Digital Ethnography Research Centre, Department of Media RMIT Melbourne.

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