Software for Artists Day (S4AD) is a conference that aims to connect communities of artists, technologists, and activists through talks demonstrating expressive and often contentious relationships with emerging technologies. S4AD is a two-day gathering featuring presentations by Ann Haeyoung, LaTurbo Avedon, Francis Tseng, Caroline Sinders, Dan Taeyoung, Eva Papamargariti and Janus Rose—individuals responding to technological assimilation and ubiquity in ways that underscore its duality as a tool for repression and space for self-realization. The program will end with a sound performance by Sarah Viviana Valdez. A public soapbox session will allow attendees to ask questions or highlight ongoing projects in order to find collaborators and build community. Collectively, we will seek to co-opt, critique, and disassemble a burgeoning digital colonialism through language, sound, and creative projects. Buy Tickets
This program is supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.