Photo showing a gathering during the FIS Final Presentation at Conference Hall.
FIS Final Presentation, Photo: Florian Voggenede

From Dataism to Generativism: A new mindset for the university of tomorrow. 

Mauro Martino (IT)

POSTCITY, Conference Hall
Wed 6. Sep 2023 15:45 – 16:00

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Inspiration talk

Transitioning from Dataism, where data’s significance underpins knowledge creation, to Generativism, characterized by the rise of generative models and synthetic information, has profound implications for contemporary education. By exploring the challenges and opportunities of these paradigm shifts and referencing key works and influential thinkers, insights emerge on how these evolving frameworks might influence future educational models.


Mauro Martino (IT)


This program is implemented in cooperation with the Institute of Digital Sciences Austria (IDSA) and funded by the Federal Ministry of the Republic of Austria for Education, Science and Research.

Photo: Mauro Martino

Mauro Martino (IT)

Mauro Martino is an expert in the convergence of art, data, and artificial intelligence. As the founder of IBM Research’s Visual Artificial Intelligence Lab and a Professor of Practice at Northeastern University, he has made substantial contributions to data visualization and AI-driven art. Among his notable works is “Strolling Cities,” presented at the 2021 Venice Biennale, which introduced the novel concept of converting poetry readings into real-time film, bridging the gap between language, technology, and visual media.

Martino’s projects include the award-winning “AI Portraits”, which became the first generative AI app using GAN to gain worldwide virality, attracting over 8 million users per day.

His work has been exhibited worldwide at esteemed venues such as the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, GAFTA in San Francisco, Lincoln Center in New York, and the ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany. Furthermore, his contributions are a permanent fixture in the collection of the Ars Electronica Center in Linz. Additionally, exhibits such as NFT Revolution (September 2022) at MEET | Digital Culture Center in Milan, Exercises in Style (March 2023) at the BCA Center in Burlington, and Milano – Factory of Future at Malpensa Airport (September 2023) underline the synergy between AI, literature and music in his work.