Dear all,

I would like to invite you to follow our online panel on Friday December
2, at 5PM CET.

ALGORITHMS OF VIOLENCE: Border Management, Migration & Enforced

With Petra Molnar (Associate Director, Refugee Law Lab / Co-creator,
Migration and Technology Monitor, CA/US), Martina Tazzioli (Reader in
Politics & Technology, Goldsmiths College, University of London, IT/UK),
Yasmine Boudiaf (Researcher & Technologist, DZ/UK). Moderated by Tatiana
Bazzichelli (Artistic Director & Founder, Disruption Network Lab, IT/DE).


Surveillance and monitoring technologies including cameras, drones,
biometrics, and motion sensors have been implemented to increase the use
of AI-controlled surveillance and data collection systems in different
domains, from migration management, asylum seeking, to borders control.
The second Disruptive Fridays of the SMART PRISONS series, leading to
the Disruption Network Lab's conference on tracking, monitoring and
control in the context of prison and detention systems (March 24-26,
2023), focuses on the topics of technological violence and enforced
discrimination towards migrants and minoritised groups. We are
witnessing a degeneration of the use of AI in sensitive contexts in
Europe and globally. Who gets to ask questions about proposed
innovations and why are perspectives from the ground up relegated to the

More info & Registration:


Petra Molnar is a lawyer and anthropologist specialising in technology,
migration, and human rights. She is the Associate Director of the
Refugee Law Lab at York University and runs the Migration and Technology
Monitor (, a multilingual archive
of work interrogating technological experiments on people crossing
borders. Petra is currently working on her first book, Artificial
Borders: AI, Surveillance, and Border Tech Experiments, and is a
2022-2023 Fellow at the Berkman Klein Centre for Internet & Society at
Harvard University.

Martina Tazzioli is Reader in Politics & Technology at Goldsmiths
College, University of London. She is the author of The Making of
Migration. The biopolitics of mobility at Europe’s borders (2019),
Spaces of Governmentality: Autonomous Migration and the Arab Uprisings
(2015) and co-author of Tunisia as a Revolutionised Space of Migration
(2016). Her forthcoming book, "Border abolitionism: migration
containment and the genealogies of struggles" (Manchester University
Press) will come out in 2023. She is co-editor in chief of Politics
Journal and on the editorial board of Political Geography- Open Research
and of Radical Philosophy.

Yasmine Boudiaf is a researcher and creative technologist focusing on
data, epistemology and the absurd. She was named one of 100 Brilliant
Women in AI Ethics™ 2022. She produces art and research projects and
consults on project design, strategy and public engagement. She is a
fellow at the Ada Lovelace Institute and the Royal Society of Arts and
is engaged in research and teaching at universities in the UK and Sweden.

Tatiana Bazzichelli // Artistic Director
Disruption Network Lab
E-mail for personal messages: tbazz(at)
Twitter: @disruptberlin // @t_bazz
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