The Cat in the Black Box

A panel discussion exploring perspectives on data and design, featuring visuals triggered by a speech recognition algorithm listening in on the conversation, and an interactive black box.

Technology is becoming so complex nowadays that there is a need to unpack the metaphor and design of this black box. Following the digital appearance of the cat (as a meme, as a physical body, as a metaphor) this panel aims to demystify the black box. By doing so it will highlight the different angles from which data can be used to relate to, read and impact a cat.

Panelists: Jan Christian Schulz , Lukas Völp , Marie Verdeil, Teresa Fernández Pello & Rebekka Jochem
Specialist: Ron Wakkary

2021