Tonight on Smile Politely Radio, artist and professor Ben Grosser joins us at WEFT to discuss his art and pedagogy. In his art, Grosser focuses on the cultural, social, and political effects of software. He constructs interactive experiences, machines, and systems that make the familiar unfamiliar, revealing the ways that software prescribes our behavior and thus, how it changes who we are.
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