Ars Electronica Futurelab director Hideaki Ogawa teaches an online course entitled „Artistic Journalism“ at Keio University SFC. This experimental series of classes discusses artistic journalism through a unique guided tour and dialogue in the Ars Electronica Center.
In the year 2020, we are faced with COVID-19 and the various social changes cascading from it. How will we face these dramatic changes, how will we have our own compass, and how will we live in the future? In this course, we envision artistic journalism as a new media, place, and system for broadly experiencing and discussing the future.
Through the activities of Ars Electronica Center, based in Linz, Austria, we will create a dialogue with new knowledge that cannot be conveyed by books, newspapers and online media alone, and discuss how to apply this dialogue to future life and society.
For his second lecture, Hideaki Ogawa gives visitors and viewers an insight into the creative side of AI with the exhibition AI x Music, where historic music machines and techno robots give unique performances along with the extraordinary Bösendorfer 290 Imperial piano, that plays special AI compositions. He is also joined by Ali Nikrang of Ars Electronica Futurelab whose research involves the interaction between human and AI systems with focus on creative applications.