Rayén Jara Mitrovich 🦄 and Jo Jara Kroese 🌸 are the co-founders of Radical Data 🦾, a collective repurposing digital technology 💻 for liberation and joy ✨. Bringing together mathematicians 🧮, technologists 📱, dancers 🕺🏼, and designers ✍🏼, they have built tools 🧰 for anti-fascism, been political consultants for socialists in Latin America, and made an AI 🤖 that learns to be thankful 🙏🏽.
Rayén Jara Mitrovich is a Chilean performance artist 🎨 and researcher 📖 whose work focuses on intimacy, bodies, and their interaction with technology 🦿. Jo Jara Kroese is a British-Dutch mathematician and technologist 🧑💻.
Their fellowship research, 🤝🏽 Holding Hands Through Machines Made to Chop Off Hands, investigates digital labor ⚒️, focused on the Mechanical Turk platform. Through the limited communication possible 🤐 within the platform, they will intervene the distance 📏 between the worker and the contractor 🤑, and explore how to recover human connection 🧑🏽🤝🧑🏽👬🏿 in a space named after people pretending to be robots 🤔. Can they subvert this space 💥 to create art, build unions, and make friendships? ❤️🔥
They are both based in Amsterdam 🌱, and they are part of the BAK Cell, Utrecht, in the Fellowship for Situated Practice.