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      Cave Paintings for the AI: Art in the Age of Singularity

      Politics of the Machines - Art and After (EVA Copenhagen)
      Digital arts and culture
      15 - 17 May 2018
      Artificial intelligence, Transhumanism, Posthumanism, Artistic research, Aesthetic experience, Machine learning


            In this article, I discuss the possible futures of art and aesthetic experience in the age of non-human agency, machine learning and artificial intelligence. I approach my subject from the point of view of artistic research asking: how will the dawning Singularity experience art, and how could artists take this into account while making art today. First, I will give an outline of the transhuman condition and the theory of Singularity. I’ll present some examples of how biological bodies are merging with technological ones. I then present some previous examples how the theme has been approached in artists previously. I move to suggesting different theoretical tools that might help us in our task and suggest ways to negotiate between living and non-living experience. I present an artistic process of Brains on Art collective and describe a Machine Spectator we are building and some future ideas for the project. Finally, I present some ontological aspects of the machine that have been highlighted during the project.


            Author and article information

            May 2018
            May 2018
            : 1-7
            [1 ] Aalto University

            PL 11000, 00076 AALTO, Finland
            © Mäki-Reinikka. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA Copenhagen 2018, Denmark

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Politics of the Machines - Art and After
            EVA Copenhagen
            Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark
            15 - 17 May 2018
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Digital arts and culture

            1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development

            Self URI (article page): https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.14236/ewic/EVAC18.13
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Artificial intelligence,Transhumanism,Posthumanism,Artistic research,Aesthetic experience,Machine learning


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