Techno-Divination – 2019
At Supernormal Festival in 2019 I was invited to make a response to Suzanne Treister’s Hexen 2.0, an art-work which uses the structure and symbolism of tarot to tell the story of cybernetics and technology in the post-war era.
Techno-divination is what I came up with; a pedagogical exercise that enables participants to think critically and collectively about the politics and philosophy of technology.
The session employed the Motherpeace tarot reading layout to guide our learning journey using homemade cards with quotes from my personal readings about technology and images drawn from popular culture.
Authors featured included: Sylvia Wynter, Louis Chude-Sokei, Cynthia Cockburn, Saidiya Hartman, Bernard Stiegler, Mar Hicks, Safiya Umoja Noble, Alexis Pauline Gumbs and others.
It was a fantastic and effective method, I very much welcome the opportunity to facilitate more sessions.
Do get in touch if you are interested.