smARTplaces: Lia Carreira | AI in Arts and Culture

smARTplaces | INNOVATION in Culture

smARTplaces | INNOVATION in Culture
smARTplaces | INNOVATION in Culture
01.03.2018 to 02.03.2018

From March 1st to 2nd, 2018, the conference »smARTplaces | INNOVATION in Culture« took place at the ZKM | Karlsruhe as part of the EU project »smARTplaces«.

Not only is digitization now in art’s DNA, cultural institutions are beginning to embark on disruptive paths in order to facilitate and support innovative processes. The »smARTplaces | INNOVATION in Culture« conference analyzes possibilities, and also necessities, of digital renewal within culture and spotlights audience development.

Artificial Intelligence has raised much attention in the last couple of years, becoming a buzz word in many sectors. As the technological development progresses and becomes evermore accessible and applicable in our daily lives, the need to better understand the concept and the conditions of its developments also rises. What is in fact »Artificial Intelligence« and how has it been applied in different fields? The present talk will give an overview of this recent context, with a focus on how AI has been applied in the cultural sector by artists and art institutions. By doing so, it aims to provide general guidelines for applying AI in the arts and culture, while highlighting the major concerns and needs of the field. It furthermore questions: what is the role of cultural and artistic institutions in this scenario? And how can they better contribute to the current discussions on AI?

Lia Carreira is a media artist and researcher, developing projects and studies in experimental curating and exhibition-making, with a focus on digital and online strategies and platforms. She is currently a researcher at the Department of Knowledge – Collection, Archives & Research (Wissen – Sammlung, Archive & Forschung) at ZKM, and an artist-curator for »Bite to Byte«, an online exhibition and archive platform developed for the »Ok.Video« web residency.

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