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Thursday May 11

0930 – 1000Registration and Light Breakfast
1000 – 1030Introduction to Symposium by Pip Thornton, Andrew Dwyer, and Martin Disley
1030 – 1145Keynote by Lawrence Abu Hamdan | The voice before the law
1145 – 1230Film Screening & Discussion led by Martin Disley | Not I: The Voice, Identity and the Epistemic Mirage of Machine Learning (Credit: Unit Test)
1230 – 1330Lunch
1330 – 1400Commissioned Artist Talk by Agnes Cameron | Conversational Agency
1400 – 1430Commissioned Artist Talk by Theodore Koterwas | The Unreasonable Expressiveness of Empathetic Artificial Mimicry
1430 – 1515Break & Refreshments with Demonstrations from Agnes Cameron and Theodore Koterwas
1515 – 1545Performance by Machine Listening | After Words
1545 – 1630Commissioned Artist Talk and Performance by Claire Tolan | SYBIL (WHISPERS TO EVE) ECHO AT NOON! + LULZ NOON
1630 – 1715Performance by Wesley Goatley | Newly Forgotten Technologies: Five Echoes 
1715 – Drinks Reception

Friday 12 May

0930 – 1000Light Refreshments
1000 – 1100Keynote by Wesley Goatley | Voices of the Underworld: Critical Art and the Myths of Machines
1100 – 1130Talk by Michael Flexer & Philip Symes | We ❤️ Big Brother: power, language, technology and voice hearing
1130 – 1200Paper by Francesco Bentivegna | Relational AI Voices: A Taxonomy for the Future of Performance Studies
1200 – 1230Talk & Interactive Exhibit by Ahnjili Zhuparris | Repurposing Surveillance + Babble-on
1230 – 1330Lunch
1330 – 1500Talk & Workshop by Amina Abbas-Nazari | DIY voice modification
1500 – 1530Break & Refreshments
1530 – 1600Paper by Jane Frances Dunlop | Multivocal Theatricalities: Articulating Data in Composites, Choruses, Crowds
1600 – 1700Keynote by Rachel Maclean | If it looks like a duck: Using deepfake to question identities and subvert reality
1700 – 1715Close by Pip Thornton