Double Bind Walking Tour

July 30, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
AS220 Industries
131 Washington Street Providence RI 02903


Double Bind
Tuesday July 30, 3-6pm

A walking workshop following the trajectories of urban data. We will learn how data and algorithms affect the social space of cities. Participants will have the opportunity to try DoubleBind, a wearable media project that examines the intersections between place, identity and online activism through a hooded sweatshirt connected to Twitter.

Jessica Thompson is a 2018 Digital Arts Fellow at AS220. She is a media artist working in sound, performance and mobile technologies. Her practice investigates the ways that sound reveals spatial and social conditions within cities, and how the creative use of urban data can generate new modes of citizen engagement. Her work has shown in exhibitions and festivals such as the International Symposium of Electronic Art (San Jose, Dubai, Vancouver), the Conflux Festival (New York), Thinking Metropolis (Copenhagen), (in)visible Cities (Winnipeg), Beyond/In Western New York (Buffalo), New Interfaces in Musical Expression (Oslo), Audible Edifices (Hong Kong), Artists’ Walks (New York) and Locus Sonus (Aix-en-Provence), as well as in publications such as Canadian Art, c Magazine, Acoustic Territories, and the Leonardo Music Journal. She has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. She is an Assistant Professor in Hybrid Practice at the University of Waterloo.

This project is supported in part by a grant frmo the National Endowment for the Arts