JONATHON KEATS: ROBOTIC DEMOCRACY

JONATHON KEATS: ROBOTIC DEMOCRACY

According to many, democracy isn’t working. As some elected officials embrace bigotry and corruption, and governments succumb to partisan gridlock, it has been proposed that it might be beneficial to engineer politicians out of the system. In this evening’s presentation, experimental philosopher and conceptual artist Jonathon Keats will share his plans to replace the President and Congress with electromechanical decision engines, and to automate the executive and legislative functions mandated by the U.S. Constitution. After showing renderings of his speculative apparatus, Keats will discuss the implications of robotic democracy with SJSU Digital Art faculty members Steve Durie, Rhonda Holberton, and Andrew Blanton in a public conversation about art, technology and the future of government, moderated by professor emeritus Joel Slayton.

Image Caption:
Jonathon Keats
Photographer: Akim Aginsky  

Date/Time
Date(s) - March 26, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm