intelligent.museum Residency (2023)
at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab and the Deutsches Museum
As part of the project »intelligent.museum«, a variety of approaches to AI-powered digital art will be used to critically examine and explore the socially relevant topic of AI from a variety of perspectives.
In a second open call, artists were able to submit innovative project proposals at the interface of art and AI until October 2022, which they will implement as part of an artist residency at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe and at the Deutsches Museum Nuermberg.
Based on various evaluation criteria, a jury finally selected three international project proposals by Jen Kutler and Quintan Ana Wikswo (USA), Jinjoon Lee (KO) and Emanuel Gollob (AT). From January 2023, the projects will be implemented.
What streams of information can make us daydream today?
Ten years ago, watching a street from a high building could make me zoom out forever. Nowadays, if I have empty time, I find myself motorically scrolling. The adaptation to acceleration and expansion and the stream of information affect how we interpret, process and react to the perceived. Can the museum search with "us" for a new state of Doing Nothing?
A Thousand Echoes
In the flood of fake and plausible information made by AI, individual voices are forgotten or even distorted and remembered by being buried in the manufactured collective voice. A novel AI audiovisual mosaic technology will create a targeted sound and video installation by rearranging 1000 different sounds and images. It addresses the dangers of AI technology that blurs the line between personal and collective memory. Isn't it that we see only what we want to see more and more and hear only what we want to hear, trapped in our own illusionary world?
Jen Kutler, Quintan Ana Wikswo
The fluctuating capacity for empathy in human beings is simultaneously perplexing and perverse. Measures generates interactive sound works based on physiological indicators of empathy using artificial intelligence. Combining dynamic music emotion recognition and analysis of individual electro-dermal activity readings, a unique sound work is created from the empathetic responses of the user. Once a new piece is created, it is added to the pool of auditory cues for the next user and so on. What causes music to evoke emotions in people? What stimuli can succeed at evoking empathy or its absence? Can AI truly witness empathy in humans? Can AI even help humans be more empathetic? Why do we care?