A message from our friends at Squeaky Wheel:
“Opening June 18, Squeaky Wheel is excited to present a public beta of Johann Diedrick’s Dark Matters, an interactive web experience, exhibition in Squeaky Wheel’s window gallery, and series of events.
Dark Matters exposes the absence of Black speech in the datasets used to train voice interface systems in consumer artificial intelligence products such as Alexa and Siri. Utilizing 3D modeling, sound, and storytelling, the project challenges our communities to grapple with racism and inequity through speech and the spoken word, and how AI systems underserve Black communities.
Click the link in our bio for more information about the exhibition, including virtual public programs led by Just Buffalo Literary Center beginning June 15!
Johann Diedrick: Dark Matters is presented as part of and with generous support from @justbuffalolit ‘s Civil Writes Project.”