Algorithm amplifying is a series of projects reimagining and rethinking the role of AI/ML in our lives. By presenting the project, the talk introduces a design methodology to create an iterative collaboration between A.I. and users. It also invites feedback and discussion on thinking about the future of AI/ML in the virtual gathering. We are living in a ubiquitous AI algorithm age. However, instead of benefitting its users, those algorithms are designed to aid the government and corporations to promote, control, and manage capital. We are living in a bubble that AI selected for us, our imagination is trapped. Working with AI/ML interactively is not only a new way to design but also an approach to escape from that bubble. By sharing the intention, design process, and final outcome of the project, Algorithm Jamplifying encourages not just designers but everyone to rethink their relationship with AI algorithms and start to imagine a future with AI that amplifies their desires, values, and creativity, to exert more control over their presence on the platform.
Yunying Huang is a media artist, creative technologist, and multimedia designer. By incorporating theory and techniques from emerging technology, pop culture, fashion, and social media, Huang creates innovative experiences for media platforms that address the authentic nature of everyday lives in China; challenges the Eurocentric and Orientalist perception of techno-culture. Her work, inspired by the unique aesthetic and behavior incubated by the political oppression in China, explores our contemporary relationship to emerging technology, social identities, self-expression, and aesthetics; interrogating and intervening in the circulation of dominant ideology, agency, creativity in our everyday lives, online and off. Huang holds a B.E. in Digital Media Technology and she is a recent graduate of Media Design Practices (MFA) at ArtCenter College of Design. Her work has been featured and shown at It’s Nice That, PRIMER, ArtCenter, Parsons School of Design, and the Wrong Biennale.