BLACK BOXES FOR FICTION MAKERS
Location: Het Huis Theatre Hall
Algorithmic superstructures are the source of a new computational aesthetics and realism. Particularly with the development of machine learning, artists are exploring questions of representation and meaning-making. The panel discusses what new forms of fictional storytelling are made possible with these technologies.
Coralie Vogelaar― Speaker
Coralie Vogelaar (1981) is a visual artist – with a graphic design background – conducting systematic studies revealing mechanisms happening in our visual culture. She uses quantitative research methods such as image and emotion recognition software and eye-tracking.
Mario Klingemann― Speaker
Mario Klingemann is an artist working with algorithms and data. He explores the possibilities that machine learning and artificial intelligence offer in understanding how creativity, culture and their perception work and incorporates latest scientific research in his generative art practice. An important part of his investigations are digital cultural archives like the British Library's, the Internet Archive's or the collection of the Google Arts & Culture where he currently is artist in residence. He is a regular speaker on international art, design and media festivals, winner of the 2015 creative award of the British Library and his works have been shown at the Ars Electronica Festival, the Photographers Gallery, London, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Met and the MoMA, New York.
Egor Kraft― Speaker
Interdisciplinary artist Egor Kraft (b. 1986 in St. Petersburg, Russia) currently lives and works in Moscow, Vienna and Berlin. Having acquired his basic education in Fine Arts in Swedish foundation Art School Gerlesborgsskolan, he continued studies in Arts & Digital Media at the Moscow Rodchenko Art School (BA), The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (MA), followed by an Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London (MA scholarshipand) and lastly ‘The New Normal’ Postgraduate research programme at Strelka Institute in Moscow. He participated in The 5th and 2nd Moscow International Biennials for Young Art, 1st Ukranian Biennale ‘Arsenale’, Manifesta 10, Parallel Vienna and international exhibitions, screenings and festivals across Australia, Europe, South America, US and the UK.
Nicolas Maigret― Speaker
Luba Elliott― Moderator
Luba Elliott is a curator and researcher specialising in artificial intelligence in the creative industries. She works to engage the broader public about the latest developments in creative AI through monthly meet-ups. talks, workshop and exhibitions at venues including The Photographers' Gallery, NIPS Conference, MIT Technology Review and Google