AI as a creative and problematic partner
Generative AI has changed the way content is produced. Most importantly, it invites us to rethink technology, to see it no longer as a mere tool, but as a true co-creation partner. This new relationship, however, is all yet to be investigated, in order to avoid the dystopian future ending ultimately in humanity’s extinction, as alarmingly foreshadowed by the major global players. Metabolo creates and ecosystem of mutual influence between the human body, artificial machines, and marine ecosystems in a multi-species relationship of coexistence—represented by the myth of Mami Wata, an aquatic deity worshipped in several West African countries, a hybrid and at the same time alien being.
Isotta (Intelligent System for Organic Tweeting and Thoughtful Artistry) is an artwork designed to act as a co-creative writing partner for Twitter users. It uses a mechanical vintage input device where users find themselves trapped in the need to meet tomorrow’s requirements and today’s uncertainty. The more hesitant the user, the snappier the algorithm, set on a course towards an unavoidable tweet publication by its strict deadline. The user is caught in a tension between the desire for genuine creation and the machine’s ability to effectively approximate it.
Sineglossa is a cultural ecosystem based in Italy. We foster new sustainable development models in response to global challenges by applying the processes of contemporary art.
As a research center, we shape new methodologies; as a cultural organization, we implement practices by matching artists with universities, public administrations and enterprises aimed at designing solutions that benefit the whole community. Sineglossa is an official partner of the New European Bauhaus.
Metabolo, by Valerie Tameu, is curated and produced by Sineglossa in collaboration with Play with Food, Free University of Bolzano, as part of Food Data Digestion, a project supported by Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo within the fund call ART-WAVES.
Isotta, by Michele Cremaschi, is developed at Computer Science Faculty – Free University of Bolzano as part of his PhD research program.