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Art can help you to navigate a particular problem, reflect, analyze and find inspiration. This category presents some artistic examples, exhibits and creative works that show how technology could be used to promote change.

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What the Future Wants

What the Future Wants is an interactive youth focused exhibition that presents different perspectives on technology from the personal, to the political, to the planetary.

Simple Search

The Markup made a browser extension that restores search result pages to organic results. We built a browser extension, Simple Search, to show you just the “traditional” search results. The extension places them in a box above the plethora of search engine products. You can tab through pages of results, submit new queries, and go back to the full results page easily. It is available for Firefox and Chrome browsers and works for both Google and Bing search engines. The extension lets you travel back to a time when online search operated a little differently.

#defensiveTO

Documenting the use of defensive urban design in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. Defensive urbanism, also known as hostile, unpleasant, or exclusive architecture is used to guide or restrict behaviour in urban space as a form of crime prevention, protection of property, and order maintenance. ​ From benches and ledges that prevent skateboarding and lying down to surveillance and security technologies that keep a watchful eye on the city, defensive urban design has become an everyday part of our urban fabric. It's an intentional design strategy that targets people who use or rely on public space the most - like people who are homeless and youth - by restricting behaviours they engage in like sleeping in public and skateboarding. It also makes the city more hostile for other vulnerable residents like people who are elderly, people who have a disability, and young children.

Alt Text as Poetry

An artistic project to bring poetic composition to accessible alt text on the web

Alethea.ai

Using synthetic media to make satirical videos spreading awareness about climate change

AI and the Cognitive Trap

AI in the Trap, a collaborative art project that explores the future of artificial intelligence and predictive policing through a hip-hop lens.

The Glass Room

a three week pop up program inducing over 30 commissioned artworks, and a jam packed program of guest speakers.

Data Zetu Intiaitive

Data Zetu (“Our Data” in Swahili) aims to empower communities to make better, more evidence-based decisions to improve their lives.

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