Algorithms in Context: AI and Arts: Aesthetics and Politics of Artificial Neural Networks
Online Talk with Helena Nikonole
Algorithms in Context (AiC) invites you to an online talk with Helena Nikonole. Helena is a new media artist, independent curator and educator whose field of interest embraces hybrid art, the new aesthetics, the Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence. In her works, she explores technology's potential opportunities, but also potential risks and dangers that techno-evangelists and scientists are not able to realize. For her online talk, Helena addresses Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence as a general-purpose technology and its implications on humans and society. Due to its universality AI has also become an excellent tool for artists and designers, working with peculiar AI aesthetics. Yet machine learning is also a part of algorithmic power structures ranging from digital control to AI decision-making. Artists explore these power structures and ethical issues related to the implementation of AI algorithms. During her lecture, different artistic methods from visual aesthetics experiments to critical research projects will be introduced.
About Algorithms in Context
As a network of artists, researchers and students, AiC aims to foster critical debate and knowledge sharing on the topic of Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence systems in particular: From their potential for creative production to their impact on society, arts, culture, economy, environment, politics, and all of our daily lives. Through workshops and a series of online talks, thinkers and creatives are invited to explore the limits of technological advancements, discuss ethical and socio-political challenges and provide insights into their creative practice with AI systems. Over the course of this year, AIC will offer classes, provide students with extensive resources and establish a lab for AI and Robotics at the HfG.
AIC is made possible by Friederichs Stiftung.