Keynote: Rashaad Newsome – Being (Golden Nica 2022)

Being (2022) is a nonbinary, non-race AI created by combining animation game engines, scripted responses, generative grammars and unique machine-learning models. It plays multiple roles, leading participatory workshops that teach decolonization, and in the evenings, it explores the evolution of vogue drawing parallels between dance and Black American Queer experience.