August 9, 2022


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Artists offer a wake-up phone on worldwide techno-politics in new exhibition – UQ News

Recent and newly commissioned artworks from Australian and worldwide artists can be seen for the 1st time in a new exhibition about the Internet at The University of Queensland Artwork Museum. 

Don’t Be Evil explores the hidden electric power buildings driving the networked technologies that are dominating our day to day lives.

UQ Artwork Museum Curator Anna Briers said it was a well timed interrogation of the dramatic social, political and personal impacts of artificial intelligence and the Web.  

“In this COVID-19 minute there has been a lot speak about how the Internet brings people jointly,” she said. 

“However, in the very last decade we have seen it used as a powerful device to undermine reality and democracy by shaping our behaviour and the way we feel, vote and act. 

“There is an urgent have to have to critically study the company agendas and techno-politics constructed into the day to day equipment, acknowledged as the Internet of Matters, that are shaping our world.”

The exhibition features screen-based will work, interactive installations and digital truth encounters. 

Don’t Be Evil usually takes its name from a line that appeared in but was afterwards removed from, Google’s company motto. 

A series of community systems will accompany the exhibition, together with a speaking function at the State Library of Queensland in December with substantial profile artificial intelligence ethics researcher and author Dr Kate Crawford. 

 Dr Crawford’s work with Vladan Joler is also featured in the exhibition. 

Don’t Be Evil opens 30 July 2021–22 January 2022 and is the second section of UQ Artwork Museum’s exploration of the drastically improved socio-political conditions produced by networked systems, subsequent the achievements of the very first web-based mostly exhibitionWe Fulfilled On line

Exhibition highlights include Eugenia Lim’s ON Demand, a bicycle-driven video function exploring the politics of the gig economic climate, made in collaboration with employees from companies this kind of as Uber and AirTasker, and Simon Denny’s Extractor, an interactive board recreation on the dynamics of the information mining market. 

Xanthe Dobbie’s recently commissioned digital fact function Cloud Duplicate explores the omnipotence of the net, even though Kate Geck’s rlx:tech, is an augmented reality installation where audiences can stream bespoke meditations to combat social media stress and anxiety. 

UQ Art Museum manages and curates one of Queensland’s most considerable community artwork collections. 

The museum is in the James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre at the St Lucia campus, and has qualified personnel performing throughout locations which includes curatorial, selection administration and art instruction. 

Picture possibilities 

  • Kate Geck’s bold large-scale installation across the entrance of the UQ Artwork Museum 
  • Readers attending the opening function on Friday 30 July 5–9pm 

Look at the media package on-line.

Media: UQ Artwork Museum Curator Anna Briers,, +61 7 3365 9782, +61 420 418 726 UQ Artwork Museum Communications & Promoting Manager Alexandra Tuite,, +61 7 3346 8762.