Swap the Curators behind the Tube
Tomo Kihara ©

ONLINE planet B expedition meetup #7

Please note: this public event will be held online. It was supposed to take place Friday 20 March but has been replaced with an online meeting on Thursday night 19 March 8-10 pm.

We will be using Zoom as the video conferencing tool and participants are kindly requested to download the software. Download Zoom.

Part of this meetup will be an interactive workshop session on the collaborative design tool Figma. You can also join without the account, but we recommend you to sign up to the service to fully participate in the online session.

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All of this will be experimental so please bare with us as we try to find out the best way to host online public meetups!

Imagine a place that's a lot like Earth...

we'll call it planet B

During the monthly planet B meetings, scientists, artists and citizens are invited to have a dialogue about the social and ecological challenges of our time.

The starting point of each meeting is the artistic work in progress of artists whose research is focused on these challenges. Meetup #7 was originally planned on Friday 20 March, but as we are forced to adapt the shape of the event in response to the latest developments of the COVID-19 virus, we decided to replace the physical event with a virtual meeting.

Our guest during this meetup is artistic researcher Tomo Kihara. He will present his project 'Swap the Curators behind the Tube': a browser extension that allows you to swap your YouTube recommendations with those of other people. Users will also get access to the YouTube recommendations of different personas. How does YouTube for example look through the eyes of a conspiracist? With this project, Tomo was one of the winners of Mozilla's Creative Media Awards.

Programme expedition meetup #7

20:00 - 20:05 Welcome and introduction by Miha Tursic

20:05 - 20:20 Presentation by Tomo Kihara

20:20 - 21:00 Interactive workshop session & discussion

About planet B

Waag is developing planet B, a mission to recolonise planet Earth based on a narrative of DIY expeditions to a fictional planet. Planet B offers scientists, artists and citizens a 'greenfields' to develop symbolic and material responses to the social and ecological challenges facing us. It expresses an ethos and possible aesthetics for doing things right in the Anthropocene era.

If we can imagine a planet B that is sustainable and inclusive, what does that mean for our world, and our future here on planet Earth?