Pure Difference

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  • Pure Difference

  • Artist: Byron Peters
  • Year: 2017
  • Duration: 21:45
  • Country: Canada
  • Anti-Racist Mathematics and Other Stories is a three-part video series that artistically re-interprets the form of educational videos to tell tales from the history of mathematics, global power, and communication technologies. From the notion of a ‘science of revolt’ declared by Brad Werner and contextualized by Donna Haraway, the history of the algorithm from al-Khwārizmī, Karl Marx’s mathematical manuscripts, to IBM’s present-day algorithm that is cited to distinguish refugees from terrorists, this video series speculates on the make-up of technical languages and what they could become.

  • Accession #: 6047
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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