Welcome to Machine Agencies!

We are an interdisciplinary group of researchers working with various topics associated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related technologies. The main questions that the research group works with come from social, cultural and environmental concerns.

There is an active speaker series with monthly public talks, a bi-weekly reading group on AI and governance and an active Discord server with many different channels. New members are welcome.

Please check our events page for upcoming activities.

Our projects aim at investigating different aspects of new technologies through research-creation, producing games, artistic exhibitions, and publications. We believe that interdisciplinary work plays an important role in tightening the gap between engineering, artistic creation, academic debates, and public conversations around social, environmental and political consequences of AI.

Machine Agencies is based out of the Speculative Life Cluster at the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University in Montreal.