Second event of the D<AI>DALOS discussion series on AI research and social responsibility.
We invite you to the online discussion Post-Human Creativity: The Use of AI in Art that will explore the topic with an international panel of artists and theorists. This the second event of a discussion series called D<AI>DALOS co-organized by the AI Center FEE CTU and our friends at Machine learning Meetups (MLMU). Through six lectures planned for the 2021, we wish to bring together scientists, students and experts from various fields to tackle the questions of AI research and social responsibility. Specifically, the cycle will cover the following topics related to AI: creativity, journalism, fairness, sustainability, transhumanism and the opening lecture on the history of AI.
The artistic use of AI challenges some of the cornerstones of the modern Western concepts of art and creativity. The artist who works with AI blurs the lines that traditionally defined the roles played by makers and their tools. To what degree can we call AI-generated works as the product of genuine creativity? By inviting contemporary artists experimenting with AI and experts in the field, we will address these and other questions that are redefining the current understanding of what art is and the purpose of human ingenuity.
The discussion will be hosted by Filippo Lorenzin who is an art writer, teacher and media theorist based in Italy. Currently a curator of MoCDA - Museum of Contemporary Digital Art, he has been working in the fields of contemporary art and digital culture for over a decade, collaborating with international venues, including Goethe Institute, Paris College of Art and Furtherfield. His articles on contemporary digital culture and art history are regularly featured in international art magazines, including Flash Art, Hyperallergic and Motherboard. His research focuses on digital culture and art in the broader context of art history. He worked on exhibitions, workshops and webinars aimed at developing a critical approach towards new media and online platforms that go beyond the “new media art” niche.
Garrett Lynch (IRL) is an artist, lecturer, curator and theorist. His work explores networks (in their most open sense) within an artistic context; the spaces between artist, artworks and audience as a means, site and context for artistic initiation, creation and discourse. Garrett’s networked practice spans online art, performance, installation and writing. Currently exploring generative adversarial networks (GANs) his focus is on the creation of texts and images that are created through various forms of folding (Deleuze) both within the GAN and in connection with other networks. Post-graduate of interactive research at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD), Paris, France and PhD of networked art at South Bank University, London, England Garrett has taught on many new media courses throughout England, Wales and India. He is currently Associate Professor at the School of Cultural Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China.
Paul Mouginot is an artist, engineer and founder of the artistic collective aurèce vettier, whose aim is to understand how relevant and meaningful interactions with machines and algorithms can be achieved, in order to push the boundaries of creative processes.
Iskra Velitchkova is a Bulgarian artist currently based in Madrid. Her work explores the present and potential interactions between humans and machines and how instead of making technology more human, this relationship can push us to understand our limits better. After a proven record in the tech and artificial intelligence industry as a visual thinker, Iskra decided to apply her knowledge and experience at the service of her own research.
Recording of the discussion
If you enjoyed the discussion, read our closing remarks for this panel discussion including a reading list for further research of the topic.
Access the talk online on June 24, 2021 (7:00 PM CEST) at https://youtu.be/Xxi9tTuwync. You can ask questions via the chat. The recording of the live-stream will be available at the same link.