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Meta Knowledge: Rythms of Algorithm

The word "information" may seem to have a single meaning, but in the context of machines, the internet, and verbal communication, it can convey various meanings. Today, certain software and interfaces have become indispensable in our daily lives, not only making our lives easier through practical solutions but also creating bonds between us and technology. In Turkish, when the word "information" is handled through the functioning logic of an algorithm, a distinction appears between "information" and "knowledge," which cannot be found in the exact equivalent in Turkish. "Information" is the equivalent of data that we all search, share or represent any content on the internet using a search engine. However, "knowledge" focuses on how our data can be applied, analyzed, understood and utilized.

The exhibition titled "The Rhythm of Algorithms" is based on a dialogue between a curator and an algorithm. While this dialogue focuses on the difference between knowledge and information, it also establishes an organic link between humans and computers with two main themes: anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric. The framework of the exhibition seeks answers in algorithms to specific issues related to information and technology, as well as non-human/non-binary issues. The responses received by the curator from the algorithm construct the conceptual framework of the exhibition.

The exhibition addresses the question of how a sociologist defines the differences and similarities between a brain and a computer with an operating system. Through various disciplines, including architecture, new media, gaming, and VR content, the exhibition is focused on the relationship between humans and computers under the title of Information and Technology.

The reading under this title is the output of a link between humans and computers, processing data (information), making it visible, and presenting different production ways and practices in media arts. In the context of non-human/non-binary issues from a non-anthropocentric perspective, the exhibition acknowledges that other living things and the natural world are also important entities. The main question discussed in this section is how the concept of "non-human" is handled through Rosi Braidotti's approach.

In summary, the exhibition focuses on the difference between information and knowledge, explaining anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric perspectives created by this difference. Our internet data and algorithms that we use in the intense rhythm of daily life are reflected in media art as well as the association of technology and art.

How many times a day do you search for a word or information on the internet?

Curator: Esra Özkan


Ahmet Rüstem Ekici & Hakan Sorar, Ahmet Zahit Dönmez (BUG Game Lab), Exonemo, Hamza Kırbaş,

OZRUH, Özge Topçu, Robertina Šebjanič, So Kanno & Takahiro Yamaguchi, Solimán López, Studio Above and Below,
Uğur Acil, VR Future, ::vtol::

Visual Credit : Ahmet Rüstem Ekici & Hakan Sorar

Exhibition catalog

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