Anti-Racist Mathematics & Other Stories: 10-3=13 (Episode 2)

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  • Anti-Racist Mathematics & Other Stories: 10-3=13 (Episode 2)

  • Artist: Byron Peters
  • Year: 2018
  • Duration: 12:38
  • Country: Canada
  • Anti-Racist Mathematics and Other Stories is a presentation of 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, these stories speculate on the make-up of technical languages and what they could become.

    10 - 3 = 13, episode 2, is set between a children’s play town and its doubletake, it is a thought experiment that playfully suggests sincere propositions for a collective logic of political imagination. Drawing from anti-bias curricula alongside radical positions on colonial and historical debts, 10 - 3 = 13 offers a lesson on the ‘misinvention’ of negative numbers.

    The debut episode is titled Pure Difference (21min45sec).  Episode 3 is titled Secessio (18min).


  • Accession #: 7001
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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