Eyebeam presents The Aphrodite Project: Platforms, by Norene Leddy, with technical assistance from Andrew Milmoe
Saturday, May 13,
4-5:30pm Platforms panel discussion: Sovereign Whores and Seditious Technology: featuring Krzysztof Wodiczko, Tracy Quan, Natalie Jeremijenko, and Melissa Gira; Chaired by Amanda McDonald Crowley
4-6pm Live demo of Platforms shoes
6pm Reading and book signing by Tracy Quan. Melissa Gira presents '30 Second Sex', a webcam performance with Ana Voog, Echo Transgression. Music by DJ Natural Spheres.
Platforms is the latest work in Leddy's ongoing Aphrodite Project, which explores the cult of Aphrodite in both antiquity and present-day contexts. Leddy intendeds the work to question moral attitudes and value judgments in relation to new technologies and a specifically marginalized section of the population: Who gets new technology and when? What is the true value of sexual services? Using an archetypal model, is it possible to reclaim the profession for modern women? What are the ethics of surveillance and tracking? Is it possible to ensure that this information will empower and not endanger sex workers? Is it ever possible to guarantee that knowledge will stay within the hands of those who it is intended for?
Platforms is made possible with the support of NYSCA and the Experimental Television Center.
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People: Amanda McDonald Crowley, Andrew Milmoe, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Melissa Gira, Norene Leddy, Tracy Quan, Natalie Jeremijenko, Margaret Heinlen
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