The Skeens exhibition, by the Spanish artist Elisa Cuesta, opens on September 8, in the Gallery of the Cervantes Institute, in Belgrade, as an introductory part of the art+science event: Worlds of Artificial Intelligence of the Center for the Promotion of Science. Elisa Cuesta’s work presents a critical look at social networks and large technology corporations, questioning the lack of communications, system errors, excessive control, and virtual relationships. The name of the exhibition is a mixture of the words screen and skin in English and the setting itself contains a fabric eleven meters long, knitwear and several spools of thread.
As an unprecedented collective experience, the 2020 pandemic has come to emphasise the importance of both creatively cognitive character, as well as, universal aspirations constituting a point of intersection between art and science. With respect to the theme of this exhibition, though already present, yet, by unforeseen circumstances, accelerated transfer of digital data, and enforced reliance on artificial intelligence, intensified the interdependent relationship of humans and state of the art machines, making it an everyday occurrence. From the techno-pessimistic perspective, this affects a reinforced control and surveillance of human activities. However, coalescing with art, science succeeds in not only overcoming its self-sufficiency
The Nooscope is a cartography of the limits of artificial intelligence, intended as a provocation to both computer science and the humanities. Any map is a partial perspective, a way to provoke debate. Similarly, this map is a manifesto — of AI dissidents. Its main purpose is to challenge the mystifications of artificial intelligence. The purpose of the Nooscope map is to secularise AI from the ideological status of ‘intelligent machine’ to one of knowledge instruments
Aerosonar is a spatial audio installation which displays air pollution on a macro level in the micro environment of the exhibition space, at the same time emphasizing a human impact on air pollution. Musical composition of the installation allows the air pollution to be experienced largely through the sense of hearing, which is otherwise not the case. Human impact on the installation itself and alternating spatial conditions result in changes in the musical composition, which make visitors become aware of their impact. Greek /āero/ “air” Latin /sono/ “to make a noise, sound”, “to speak/utter”, “to emit sound”
AI/VI is an interdisciplinary pilot project that investigates the artificial intelligence and its roles in modern society. It is created as a pervasive mobile game that uncovers AI, and the accompanying problematics of how humans and AI are being shaped and transformed through their mutual relationship, communication, and use. The aim is to put players in the position to question human and algorithmic decision making and its future consequences.
Are we progressing? Are we fulfilling idea(l)s of our ancestors who had dreamt about bright, rectangular cities run and led by fascinating machines? Did they ever consider matching first something on the opposite side of scale − our invisible counterparts, tiniest of all creatures? So simple and logical that they can be seen as a founding element, as the clear common-sense led intelligence. The one without conscience and meaning, purely existence-driven.