The 6th edition of the art+science programme, organised by the Center for the Promotion of Science from September 23 until October 23, 2021, brings forth new and exciting artworks inspired by artificial intelligence. The art+science festival takes place in multiple locations around Belgrade – at the Museum of Science and Technology, the Gallery of Cervantes Institute, The CPN Science Club etc. A wide variety of interdisciplinary artworks is at display, which emerge from the close collaboration between artists, scientists and other creators, aiming to investigate and elaborate the most important technological issues of today. This year's art+science edition is based on the critical and creative assessment, representation and interpretation of values, systems and capacities of artificial intelligence.
# AI Lab
Gošća šestog izdanja programa art+science Centra za promociju nauke, koje se ove jeseni odvija na više lokacija u Beogradu, biće francuska umetnica Žistin Emar. Njen boravak u Beogradu podržao je Francuski institut, a rad Co(AI)xistence posetioci mogu da vide u Muzeju nauke i tehnike do 23. oktobra. Žistin Emar je vizuelna umetnica iz Pariza. Njena dela istražuju nove veze koje se uspostavljaju između naše egzistencije i tehnologija. Kombinovanjem različitih slikovnih
Manifestacija art+science 2021, pod sloganom Svetovi veštačke inteligencije, otvorena je sinoć u Muzeju nauke i tehnike, a posetioci mogu da vide radove domaćih i stranih umetnika, kao i raznovrstan prateći program, do 23. oktobra U četvrtak, 23. septembra, u Muzeju nauke i tehnike otvorena je šesta po redu manifestacija art+science, sa veštačkom inteligencijom kao krovnom temom izložbe. Šestu godinu zaredom, Centar za promociju nauke predstavlja umetničke radove inspirisane naučnim temama i aktuelnim fokusnim
Semeion is an ever-evolving light and sound installation exploring Artificial Intelligence from an aesthetic and humanistic point of view. The installation consists of several large minimalist structures that individually and collectively respond to human presence. As such, it invites viewers to move around the installation to engage in a bodily conversation with artificially intelligent ‘beings’ of light and sound. Over time, the expression of these beings change based on their experience with humans, as a neural network is trained to explore what humans respond well to.
Human Study#1 is an installation where the human becomes an actor. In a scene reminiscent of a life drawing class, the human takes the sitter’s role to be sketched by a robot. The robot, a stylised minimal artist, is only capable of drawing obsessively. Its body is old school desks on which the drawing paper is pinned.
Anatomy of an AI System is a large-scale map and long-form essay investigating the human labor, data, and planetary resources required to build and operate an Amazon Echo. The exploded view diagram combines and visualises three central, extractive processes that are required to run a large-scale artificial intelligence system: material resources, human labor and data. The map and essay consider these three elements across time — represented as a visual description of the birth, life and death of a single Amazon Echo unit.
Casper’s Ex is a lonely smartphone that’s been left behind and is trying to connect with you while you are passing by, eager to tell its side of the story. Casper’s Ex is a playful interactive installation on the relationship between human beings and everyday technology. More specifically, this installation is about the relationship between our smartphones and ourselves. We feel attached to our devices, but as soon as a newer and better model crosses our path, we trade them in without remorse. A single ‘I really liked that phone’s layout’ will be heard, and we move on even though we committed to them for a couple of years. The phone, however, cannot move on. Your data, your scent, and your picture is all they have left. It will probably wait in a drawer for you to ever come back and will get very, very lonely.
The SpeculativeAI series consists of two aesthetic experiments. Their goal is to make the processes of artificial neural networks perceptible to humans through audiovisual translation. The work Exp. #2 (conversation) questions an AI’s capacity for empathy and purpose while communicating with a second AI. Both systems are embodied by a light or sound object and can receive the messages of the other. The light object can hear and create images. The sound object can see and play sounds.
How can AI help us to face the climate crisis and other entwined challenges? This machine-learning-generated moving image piece gives insights into the complexity of data sets and raises questions about deforestation and the politics of climate change, memory and loss. Anna Ridler and Caroline Sinders created a special dataset of the Bald Cypress on the gulf coast of the USA, where both have family ties. These trees, which can live thousands of years, are currently considered to be “threatened” by climate change.
Forty-two years after its founding, in the second year of the Covid pandemic, as the digitization of our world has intensified along with the hopes and fears we attach to it, Ars Electronica is also looking to its own roots. A platform for committed people who see the future, not as a glimpse into the tech companies’ crystal ball, but as the responsibility of our time and have begun accepting this responsibility, as social activation and empowerment, as a source of analytical, corrective and alternative thought and action.
Skeens looks at/as the assemblages of physical bodies and multiple digital extensions that conform most contemporary identities. Given their complexity and partial invisibility, and against the strategies of disinformation, commoditization and alienation promoted by accelerated mass-media corporations, Skeens suggests alternative relationships based on memory, finitude and affection. It attends to the subjective and emotional value of digital identities, while looking for formulas that could allow users to inhabit social media in more critical and compromised ways.