HumaniTies and Artificial Intelligence
The transversal character of artificial intelligence and the related social, economic, ethical, legal and cultural impacts call for interdisciplinary discussions that go beyond the purely technological angle. This is the focus of the present book, to present the result of interdisciplinary discussions on artificial intelligence and humanity carried out at the Centre for Advanced Studies, Joint Research Centre, European Commission.
ISEA 2023 – SYMBIOSIS
Symbiosis is a cornerstone of life itself — no organism, nor any species more widely, could survive in isolation and without reciprocity. This applies as much to human societies as to the rapport of those societies with their surrounding environments. More than a simple co-existence, symbiosis implies interdependence. It can be positive, neutral, or negative, varying according to the dynamic between the rapport’s attendant parts. We must, then, choose our symbiotic models wisely. This is the ori...
Creativity & Cognition – Art Exhibition 2022, Venice
This exhibition explores new forms of cross-discipline engagement with cities under threat from a multitude of challenges. It presents interactive artworks and conceptual experiments from art, computer science and design that provoke citizens and others to challenge and reflect on cities of the future, taking Venice as a possible model.
The Beauty of Early Life / It’s about Life
The Beauty of Early Life. Traces of Early Life ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe An exhibition in cooperation with the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe Sat, 26.03.2022 – Sun, 10.07.2022 Atrium 8+9, 1st floor Cost: Museum Admission The exhibition takes us on a journey back through time to the origin of life. How did life first get started? Where can we still find traces of the earliest life forms today? Why is it important to look at the past in order to develop an und...
S+T+ARTS Live Artists – Repairing the Present
The meeting is intended to stimulate a discussion based on the projects of the two artists who won the Repairing the Present residency programme. The artists will be invited to present and discuss their current artistic research in dialogue with selected discussants in front of an interested audience.
Biogenetica e biopirateria: nel cuore del problema / Biogenetics and biopiracy: at the heart of the problem
[ITA] Alcune scoperte ed esperimenti riguardano settori delicati della vita umana e animale e poiché è sempre più difficile una distinzione netta tra mondo biologico e mondo artificiale, è stato necessario creare una regolamentazione legale del settore: questo campo di studio viene definito bioetica. [ENG] Some discoveries and experiments concern delicate areas of human and animal life, and since it is increasingly difficult to make a clear distinction between the biological and artificial worl...
Dialogues across the seas: the ocean that keeps us apart also joins us. Charting knowledge and practice in the Anthropocene
This publication is about two events on the impact of the climate crisis on the seas and the marine environments: “From the Mediterranean to the Pacific. Dialogues across the seas” (in Cervia, Italy) and “The ocean that keeps us apart also joins us: charting knowledge and practice in the Anthropocene” (at ISEA 2020 “Why Sentience?” in Montreal).
ECHO #5 – Technology, Mediation, Performance
How does technology inform, shape, mediate and constrain our conceptions and practices of performance? This issue begins with an expanded understanding of ‘technology’. Not only specific technologies (notation, the oboe, recording, the internet, VR), but also wider technological discourses of practical, environment, and conceptual thought-space (heliocentrism, the steam engine, computation and our common extended reality).
EVA London 2022
Held annually in July, EVA London is one of the international Electronic Visualisation & the Arts conferences. The first EVA conference was held in 1990, with the intention to create a space for people using or interested in the new technologies to share their experiences and network in a friendly, collaborative atmosphere. EVA London’s focus is on the development and application of visualisation technologies to various domains, including art, music, dance, theatre and the sciences...
Intelligenza della natura, natura dell’intelligenza
Conseguenza ne è che l’intelligenza naturale dell’uomo diventa artificiale non appena si smette di parlarne con parole ordinarie e il microscopio matematico subentra per indagarne/descriverne i... “meccanismi”. Matematizzazione della nostra intelligenza naturalmente matematizzante e sua artificializzazione sembrano dunque andare “ovviamente” insieme.
What Is Life?
[ITA] Il tema che l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino si propone di approfondire è quello della vita: “What Is Life?”. Un tema di grande attualità perché contiene alcuni degli snodi contemporanei e può essere interpretato da punti di vista diversi. [ENG] The theme that the Academy of Fine Arts of Urbino aims to explore is that of life: "What Is Life?”. It is a very topical contemporary issue and it can be considered from different points of view.
Meta.Morf 2022 – Ecophilia
Nature has gone estranged. Our link to it is more important than ever. Our home planet needs our care and love. This is what Ecophilia is about. And you cannot avoid it. Nature is all about your lifeworld. Where you live, how you live and how you love it. Ecophilia reflects not only a necessity, but also a deep desire to connect with nature. But what is nature really? Except for some ecological dreamscapes?
L’art au-delà de l’humanisme
L'art est une sorte de philosophie de la contemporanéité. Nous avons besoin d'un art éclairé, capable de prendre en compte aussi ce qui n'est pas humain (l'environnement, les autres espèces...), de se confronter et de dialoguer directement avec la complexité de l'existant, en dépassant des préjugés qui demeurent encore bien ancrés.
The 13th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC’22)
Computational Creativity (or CC) is a discipline with roots in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Science, Engineering, Design, Psychology and Philosophy, and which explores the potential for computers to be autonomous creators in their own right. ICCC is an annual conference that welcomes papers on different aspects of CC, on systems that exhibit varying degrees of creative autonomy, on frameworks that offer greater clarity for thinking about machine (and human) creativity, on methodologie...
ISEA 2023 – Symbiosis
In an era of global crisis — ecologic and economic; sanitary and socio-political — symbiosis is a notion that allows us to explore the metamorphoses afoot and to imagine possible futures. This symposium offers an incubator where artists, designers, scientists, and other thinkers will dialogue and debate on process and practice, exhibiting novel projects along the way.
Vera Molnár: Icône 2020
[ITA] Icône 2020 è una scultura nata da una collaborazione tra l’artista pioniera della computer art Vera Molnár — di origine ungherese ma parigina di adozione — e un gruppo di maestri vetrai veneziani. [ENG]Icône 2020 is a sculpture originated from a collaboration between Hungarian-born artist Vera Molnár (b.1924), pioneer of computer art based in Paris, and a traditional Venetian glassmaker team.
Changing the Ground
The JRC SciArt project is pleased to announce its upcoming series of conferences Changing the Ground to reconsider the post-covid worldview, which, in our opinion, requires a closer collaboration between art and science amongst other urgent changes that are needed to confront the challenges before us.
The Screen as Surface, Site and Space
What is evident when exploring these optical histories is the primacy of space for the structuring of experience, and how spatial ontology is continuously redefined by milestones in screen technology development. By reflecting on historical precedents, how might this further enrich our understanding of the materiality of screen as media?
Biomimetics and shifting languages: computation to aid nature
These concepts are now absolutely crucial as the world warms beyond all previous predictive analysis. The analog of technology may have already reached a complexity apex. The circle would close when we move toward helping the organic world and the concerns therein. Complexity is many layers or parts working together, but when overpacked, it becomes overly complicated.
Prix Ars Electronica 2022
The Prix Ars Electronica is the world’s most time-honored media arts competition. Winners are awarded the coveted Golden Nica statuette, prize money ranging up to € 10,000 per category and an opportunity to showcase their talents at the famed Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.
Art|Science and the New European Bauhaus
We think that while current covid-times are dire, all the elements are present to take up the legacy of the Bauhaus as a new reflexive transdisciplinarity, to push decidedly into uncharted territories and start shaping an as yet unknown future. The SciArt movement has been showing this new direction, with growing strength, since the middle of the last century.
Second Summit on New Media Art Archiving at ISEA2022
The need to preserve the history of the rapidly evolving field of new media arts has spurred the development of a wide variety of new media art archives throughout the world. Museums, cultural and educational institutions, as well as individuals with collections have developed, or are planning to create, physical and/or online archives in an effort to preserve important artifacts and document events and works.
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ICCC’22 – International Conference on Computational Creativity
ICCC is an annual conference that welcomes papers on different aspects of CC, on systems that exhibit varying degrees of creative autonomy, on frameworks that offer greater clarity or computational felicity for thinking about machine (and human) creativity, on methodologies for building or evaluating CC systems, on approaches to teaching CC in schools and universities or to promoting societal uptake of CC as a field and as a technology, and so on.
Resonances IV SciArt Summer School – open call for expression of interest
Artists across creative disciplines, countries and at any stage of their career are invited to submit an application to participate in the Resonances IV Summer School. As a melting pot of perspectives and disciplines, the Summer School will be a fertile ground for fermenting ideas on the theme of "NaturArchy: Towards a Natural Contract".
DOORS – Digital Incubator for Museums
DOORS – Digital Incubator for Museums comes to support museums at a moment in which attitudes towards the digitalisation of the sector are changing. The accelerated pace of technological and digital developments and the pressure coming from the competition with on-demand content creates not only haunting insecurity but also a strong desire for change in the sector.