Chelsea Manning—A Conversation with Heather Dewey-Hagborg


Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Chelsea Manning, spoke with Heather Dewey-Hagborg on the social, technological, and economic ramifications of artificial intelligence, and on the practical applications of machine learning. Dewey-Hagborg, a bio-political artist and educator, and Manning, former intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense, and is also an advocate of queer and transgender rights, and government transparency, collaborated on the creative piece "Probably Chelsea" (2017). The work is a DNA-derived sculptural portrait based on cheek swabs and hair clippings from Manning. The work illustrates a multitude of ways in which DNA can be interpreted. The event allowed the two to speak from their perspectives on the limitations of reading DNA and artificial intelligence.


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Chelsea Manning

Heather Dewey-Hagborg