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Roodkapje is Rotterdam's local laboratory for
ART X LIVE X FOOD and everything in between

6 July 2024

(Dis)enchantment 🔮 Esoteric AI Zine-Making workshop by AIxDESIGN & Internet Teapot

We invite you to come and investigate new ways of thinking about technology, to break away from scientific reasoning and instead explore alternative ways of imagining, understanding, and engaging with AI.

In the workshop we will make a zine together where we create new lens of looking at AI by taking inspiration from magic, divination, folklore, and other types of seemingly ‘illegitimate’ arcane knowledges and practices. With this we will both challenge normative ways of thinking about and making AI, and suggest possible alternatives.

So come join us in creating a collection of collages, comics, stories, poems, essays and anything else that comes to mind when imagining Esoteric - meaning enchanted, disenchanted, alternative, fresh, and different, and new - AI technologies.

​​​Natalia is a PhD candidate at ASCA, University of Amsterdam and a Research Lead for Slow AI project at AIxDesign. Natalia works at a crossroad of critical data and algorithm studies, science and technology studies, digital visual culture, and art history.

​Karla is a researcher, designer, and digital project manager from Peru currently doing her PhD in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

​Adriaan is a multimedia designer from South Africa currently doing his PhD in the societal impact of AI at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

​internet teapot is a Rotterdam-based collaboration between Karla Zavala Barreda and Adriaan Odendaal. Their work focuses on speculative and critical design projects and research and stems from a shared interest in digital culture, critical theory, and the belief that design can be used in a socially transformative way.

​​​​AIxDESIGN (AIxD) is a global community of designers, researchers, creative technologists, and activists using AI in pursuit of creativity, justice and joy and living lab exploring participatory, slow, and more-than-corporate AI. Learn more at

No technical knowledge, art skills, or subject-matter expertise is needed. Just bring yourself and your unique point-of-view. All zine-making supplies will be provided, but you can always bring your own too! If you want to make a digital collage or other contribution? Bring your own device along!

There is a max capacity of 20 people for this session. If you can no longer attend, please change your RSVP so someone else might take your place.
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