Concluding Presentation of the Artistic Research Project "Algorithms That Matter" (FWF PEEK AR 403-GBL) by Hanns Holger Rutz and David Pirrò |Live-Stream: https://vimeo.com/536856288Algorithms that Matter (Almat) is an artistic research project that aims at understanding the increasing influence of algorithms, translating them into aesthetic positions in sound. Throughout Almat, we built new perspectives on algorithmic agency by subjecting the realm of algorithms to sonic experimentation and diffractive reading, working on several sound and intermedia pieces, inviting guest artists to participate in artistic research residencies, and collaborating with national and international partners to organise events such as workshops and new formats in artistic research around the topics of Almat. The vast collection of materials coming out of these instances was developed in the form of a Continuous Exposition, a network of pages on the Research Catalogue platform: texts, sketches, sounds, images, videos, transcriptions, code. In the past year, all these materials were annotated with meta data, and a parser software was developed to store the data in the form of a novel search engine accessible at metaexpo.almat.iem.at. In 2020, Almat collaborated with the project Algorithmic Segments, a parcours in the context of Graz Kulturjahr 2020 that presented various positions in sound art and digital art, spread across gallery and museum spaces in the inner city of Graz. During the Signale Lecture, a short version of the Algorithmic Segment video documentation will be featured.•Almat team: Hanns Holger Rutz, David Pirrò, Daniele Pozzi•Guest artists: Ron Kuivila, Erin Gee, Jonathan Reus, Luc Döbereiner, Ji Youn Kang•Meta Exposition software: Luc Döbereiner•Video documentation Algorithmic Segments: Victor JaschkeAlgorithms that Matter ran within the framework of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) – PEEK AR 403-GBL – and was funded by the Austrian National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development (FTE) and by the State of Styria. It was hosted by the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.