Art and Artificial Intelligence
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Open Conference
Sat, 18.05.2019, 12 pm – Sun, 19.05.2019, 7 pm

What are the economic, cultural and political implications of the development of artificial intelligence? Artists, developers and curators discuss the topic »Machine Learning«. 

New developments in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) have more and more influence on our everyday life. The advanced machine learning technologies raise many new questions about the effects of AI and provide diverse tools for artistic experiments. The event brings together representatives from various disciplines to discuss the production and artistic application of »intelligent« technologies. 

The invited scientists and developers will deal with the technical aspects of automated methods of creativity, cognition and problem solving. Practical experiences with new technologies will be exchanged in the context of a workshop. The speakers will present their projects and talk about production pragmatics and their reflections on working with AI. The program will be rounded off by audiovisual performances produced with machine learning tools.

The conference takes place within the framework of the Science Year Project »Artificial Intelligence and Art« sponsored by the City of Karlsruhe.

Please note: The lectures will be held in English, the workshops will be given in German.

 

Program
 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

12:00–12:10          

Introduction

Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás (ZKM | Karlsruhe)

12:10–13:20

Presentations
Chris Julien (AI Lab, Waag – Technology & Society, Amsterdam)
Jake Elwes (Artist, London)

13:20–14:20

Lunch break 

14:20–15:30

Lectures

Daria Parkhomenko (Kuratorin, Laboratoria Art & Science Space, Moscow)

Thomas Feuerstein (Artist, Vienna)

15:30–17:15

Chatbot-Workshop »May I marry you?« (at ZKM Ackerspace)
Daniel Heiss (ZKM | Karlsruhe)

17:15–17:30

Break

17:30–18:00 

Performance
Ágoston Nagy (art collective »Binaura«, Budapest)

18:05–18:40

Performance
Albert Barqué-Duran (Artist, London/Berlin)

all day Film Screening »Viral Venture«

Joseph Nechvatal (Artist, Paris)

 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

12:00–12:10          

Introduction

Blanca Giménez (ZKM | Karlsruhe)

12:10–13:20 

Presentations
Ludger Brümmer, Lisa Bensel, Yannick Hofmann (Hertz-Lab, ZKM | Karlsruhe)

Iris Xinru Long (Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing)

13:20–14:15

Lunch Break

14:15–16:00

Presentations
Mattis Kuhn (Curator, Artist, Frankfurt/Cologne)
Vaishak Belle, Drew Hemment, Dave Murray-Rust, Larissa Pschetz (»Experiential AI« at Edinburgh Futures Institute, University of Edinburgh) 

Mariano Sardón (Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience Residency at Muntref Art and Science Center, Buenos Aires)

16:00–16:15

Break

16:15–18:00

Presentations

Boris Magrini (Curator, House of Electronic Arts Basel)

Memo Akten (Artist, London)
Luba Elliott (Curator, Artist, London)

18:10–18:50

Lecture and Performance
Robert Lisek (Artist, Amsterdam/New York)

all day Film Screening »Viral Venture«

Joseph Nechvatal (Artist, Paris) 

 

Credits
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Partners

The conference takes place in the context of the Year of Science project »Artificial Intelligence and Art« of the City of Karlsruhe.

Accompanying program

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