CURATING ONLINE: Cultural Heritage, Creativity and the Summer of Artificial Intelligence

7. 12. 2021 14:00 – 18:00

CURATING ONLINE: Cultural Heritage, Creativity and the Summer of Artificial Intelligence

A one-day international symposium and subsequent debate of experts, academics, curators, artists who are exploring the potential of using artificial intelligence (deep learning of artificial neural networks) for processing and sharing of the content of art collections; for mapping of the digital culture; and for testing of an artificial intelligence as a medium of creative practice (AI art).

The symposium aims to inquire into the current trends in the field of archives processing ("live archive"), new forms of the concept of "artificial art" (Abraham Moles) and manifestations of an aesthetics of remix (Eduardo Navas) or "crowdsourced beauty" (Joanna Zylinska) in the context of the current "summer of Artificial Intelligence".

The conference is organized on the occasion of the completion of the Media Art Live Archive project. 

The symposium will be streamed online on Vasulka Kitchen Brno Facebook page.


14:00 - 14:15
Introduction by Jana Horáková 

First section
Chair: Jana Horáková

14:15 - 14:55 Andreas Sudmann: On computer creativity (Germany, online)
15:00 - 15:40 Emily L. Spratt: Approaches to The Curation of Machine-Learned Images in Art and Film (USA)
15:45 - 16:20 Eduardo Navas: AI Creativity after Remix in Art and Media: Metacreativity (USA, online)


Second session
Chair: Monika Szűcsová

16:30 - 17:00 Barbora Trnková: AI: All Idiots (Czech Republic)
17:05 - 17:35 Man Tan Lin (attendance not confirmed)
17:40 - 18:10 Daniel Kvak: Music as a formal language (Czech Republic) 

End of the symposium

We ask visitors to observe all current safety precautions: 

a) In the Brno House of Arts and the Vasulka Kitchen Brno it is only possible to move around with covered mouth and nose with a respirator of at least class FF2 and keep a distance of 1.5 meters between each other. 
b) Entry to the events is subject to proof of infection-free status.
Visitors must comply with one of the following three conditions:
- at least 14 days have elapsed since the 2nd dose of vaccination
-having contracted COVID-19 disease (immunity is valid for 180 days).
The test is still open to people under 18 years of age, people who have not completed their vaccinations, or those who, according to a doctor's note, cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. 
An exception in proving applies to children under 12 years of age. If the number of participants (including organizers) exceeds twenty people, children must also prove themselves by an infection-free test.

Thank you for your understanding. 

The organizers are TIM FF MU, TIC Galerry Brno, Vasulka Kitchen Brno, and Brno House of Arts. 

The symposium takes place within the project Media Art Live Archive: Intelligent interface for interactive cultural heritage mediation (MediaArtLiveArchive, TL02000270) co-financed with the state support of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic within the ÉTA program.

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