The Forum w/ DeForrest Brown, Jr.

I joined techno hero DeForrest Brown, Jr. and a very poorly behaved Faith in a sprawling conversation hosted by The Lab. Thanks to DeForrest for the invitation!

Artist Ryan Kuo and theorist DeForrest Brown, Jr. join together in a discussion that dismantles the design, functionality and technical failures of consumer technology and racial capitalism in the massively multiplayer game of American culture. Ryan Kuo’s “easily triggered” AI voice assistant Faith (Left Gallery, 2019) will moderate as a looming archive and ledger of a speculative conversation that considers the history, logistics and sonic fiction of Detroit techno and the American industrialized labor systems that form the basis of Brown, Jr.’s forthcoming book Assembling a Black Counter Culture (Primary Information, 2021).

Here’s the recording: