AI IN THE ARTS: A CLASH OF VISIONS
Zane Cerpina, Stahl Stenslie (Norway)
In our lecture, we explore the contrasting views on AI's role in art. The AI Movement Manifesto champions AI's potential to redefine creativity, enabling artists to embrace unpredictability and democratize art. Conversely, the Open Letter Against AI questions AI's authenticity and debates AI's contribution to art. The lecture will also showcase discussions and examples from the latest edition of the EE journal – Experimental and Emerging Art. The ultimate purpose of the lecture is to invite us to shape the future of AI in art, whether we use AI or oppose it.
Zane Cerpina (LV/NO) is an Oslo based curator and writer working within experimental and digital arts. Her extensive body of work includes curating and producing several editions of Meta.Morf (Trondheim International Biennale for Art and Technology): Digital Wild (2020), Ecophilia (2022) and the upcoming Meta.Morf 2024: [up]Loaded Bodies. She is also the producer of FAEN Academy (2019-), The Dangerous Futures Conference (2018) and Art+Food+Next Generation project (2022-2023). Cerpina has initiated and been part of several archival and research projects, such as The Norwegian Media Art Library, and is one of the editors for the Book of Electronic Arts Norway. Cerpina is the author of The Anthropocene Cookbook: Recipes and Opportunities for Future Catastrophes, co-written with Stahl Stenslie (MIT Press, 2022).
Stahl Stenslie (N) in an artist, curator and researcher, specializing in experimental art, embodied experiences and disruptive technologies. Former professor in new media at The Academy of Media Arts, Cologne; The Oslo National Academy of The Arts; and Aalborg University (DK). Currently head of R&D at Arts for Young Audiences Norway (www.kulturtanken.no).
His research and practice focus on the art of the recently possible - such as art after AI, panhaptic communication, somatic sound and holophonic soundspaces; disruptive design for emerging technologies. He has been exhibiting and lecturing at major international events (ISEA, DEAF, Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH) and moderated symposiums like Ars Electronica (Next Sex), ArcArt and Oslo Lux. As a publisher he is the editor of EE – Experimental Emerging Art magazine www.eejournal.no, he has written numerous scientific articles and co-founded The Journal of Somaesthetics https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/JOS
His PhD on Touch and Technologies: https://virtualtouch.wordpress.com
M.K. Čiurlionis Museum of Art auditorium
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