Critical Data at the Academy of Thoughts
Are we witnessing a coming of “creative AI,” and the emergence of a data science that will overcome the existential perils of the Anthropocene? Or is AI, as some are warning, about to emancipate capital from humanity (rather than the other way around)? Building on the concept of algorithmic adjudication and its manifestations in tools such as AI-based digital rights management systems, this talk explores tactical uses of AI through which artists critique and disrupt the outsourcing of codified decision-making to computational agency.
In the context of ACADEMY OF THOUGHT, we ask ourselves what critical data might be and mean in the context of an art university? In business and computer science, it is defined that critical data must be identified in order to improve sales and product quality. If we leave the idea of economic success behind and focus on society and ecology, how can we understand critical data in an arts setting?
Akademie der Gedanken (Academy of Thoughts): Manuela Naveau