Encoding Cultures: Anna Ridler | The Possibilities of Machine Learning in a Creative Practise
Encoding Cultures. Living Amongst Intelligent Machines
- 27.04.2018 to 28.04.2018
Recent advances in the field of artificial intelligence are revolutionizing the way with which we think and act. They give an idea of the fundamental changes that will affect our society in the coming years. The interdisciplinary symposium »Encoding Cultures. Living Amongst Intelligent Machines« brought scientists, programmers and developers, cultural theorists and artists into dialogue with a broader public. The lectures and discussions provide insight into the latest state of research and development in the field of machine learning and ask about the current and long-term effects of this technology on science, business, politics, art and society.
Anna Ridler is an artist and researcher whose practice brings together technology, literature and drawing to create both art and critical writing. She works with abstract collections of information or data, particularly self-generated data sets, to create new and unusual narratives in a variety of mediums, and is interested in how new technologies, such as machine learning, can be used to translate them clearly to an audience. She works heavily with technology at both the front and back end of projects (what is exhibited as well as the research that goes into the piece). She is interested in the connections and spaces between the tangible and intangible world - for example, the connections between race and algorithms or love and emails. She is currently working with and researching the creative potential of machine learning, and how it relates to drawing and painting.
Anna Ridler has degrees from the Royal College of Art, Oxford University, University of Arts London and has shown at a variety of cultural institutions and galleries including Ars Electronica, Sheffield Documentary Festival, Leverhulme Centre for Future Intelligence, Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou and the V&A. She is a recipient of this year's European Media Art Program (partnering with Impakt) and the winner of the 2018-2019 Dare Art Prize.
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