Xiaowei Wang Receives Mozilla Creative Media Award

15 Oct, 2019

Xiaowei Wang Receives Mozilla Creative Media Award

Congratulations to Xiaowei Wang (Geography) on receiving a Mozilla Creative Media Award!

These art and advocacy projects highlight how AI intersects with online media and truth — and impacts our everyday lives. In particular, Mozilla sought works that illuminate "the role AI plays in spreading misinformation" and "how AI like machine learning impacts our understanding of the truth."

The eight selected projects will receive Mozilla Creative Media Awards totalling $200,000, and will launch to the public by May 2020.

Xiaowei Wang with Jasmine Wang and Yang Yuting received the award for The Future of Memory, which you will remember was recently exhibited by ZKM through their online residency! The project "explores algorithmic censorship, and the ways language can be made illegible to such algorithms. It reverse-engineers how automated censors work, to provide a toolkit of tactics using a new “machine resistant” language, composed of emoji, memes, steganography and homophones. The project will also archive censored materials on a distributed, physical network of offline modules."

Read more here!