Join us on Zoom April 15, 2022 from 12:00-1:15 PM (EST) for a critical discussion with Hacking/Hustling and Veil Machine on deplatforming and surveillance, as well as practical knowledge sharing on cybersecurity and online marketing for sex workers.
This event is moderated by CMU School of Art MFA Candidate, Lena Chen, and co-hosted by the Miller ICA, Tech4Society, SWOP Pittsburgh. This event is made possible by the 2021-2022 Sylvia & David Steiner Lecture Series and the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University.
More about Hacking/Hustling:
Hacking//Hustling works to abolish carceral technologies and build the capacity of sex workers and survivors to create new technologies that increase safety. Our work explodes the definition of technology to include harm reduction models: community-based research, mutual aid, organizing, art, and any/all tools sex workers and survivors develop to mitigate state, workplace, and interpersonal violence and thrive.
More about Veil Machine:
At its core, sex work, like artwork, is about the interplay between fantasy and reality, intimacy and lies. The Veil Machine, like the sex worker and artist, manipulates through masks. Our group uses a relational and intimate practice to explore these dynamics through art actions.
Our central question is: when we pose sex work as a radical art practice, what new worlds are possible?
Links Shared During “Hacking/Hustling & Veil Machine”
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