14 September bis 15. September 2023

Probing the Digital. Cyborgs, Avatars, and AI. An Interdisciplinary Workshop.

Interdisciplinary ws web

with Marc Ries, Professor of Sociology and Media Theory at the HfG

Cyborgs and avatars embody contemporary forms of human existence in digital and hybrid spaces. Recent developments in technology (virtual worlds, prosthetic augmentations, artificial intelligence) require more than ever a reconsideration of the perceptual, ethical, and aesthetic dimensions with regard to interconnections of human subjects, technologies, and digital media. The interdisciplinary workshop "Probing the Digital: Cyborgs, Avatars and AI" brings together international scholars, professionals, and practitioners in order to discuss recent developments in the field of contemporary arts, design, and creative practices. It will focus on digital-hybrid embodiments, reconfigurations of the senses, and the imaginary dimension of artificial intelligence. The workshop aims at bridging various different disciplines and will also look into developments in the Baltic region.

Participants: Stefan Sorgner (John Cabot University Rome), Marc Ries (University of Art and Design Offenbach), Eva Sommeregger + Dietmar Koering (Art Academy of Latvia), Sebastian Mühl (Art Academy of Latvia), Zane Onckule (Riga Technoculture Research Unit), Darja Popolitova (Tallinn).

Organised by the LMDA Institute for Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture at Art Academy of Latvia.

This project of the Baltic-German University Liaison Office is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic Germany.

14.–15. September 2023

Art Academy of Latvia