Creative AI Lab

Online 9 Jul 2020 – Ongoing

Cultural institutions offer a much-needed societal space to critically engage with advanced/deep machine learning technologies. To support this, the Creative AI Lab focuses on a range of research output that includes (1) a growing Creative AI Tools & Resources Database, (2) research workshops, public discussions and writing (3) a series of online tutorials which surface AI/ML infrastructures by exploring their interfaces, called R&D Labyrinths.

Visit creative-ai.org to explore the Creative AI Lab’s database, a growing collection of machine learning tools and explanatory material as well as theoretical approaches to AI gathered over the course of the lab.

Creative AI Lab is a collaboration between Serpentine R&D Platform and the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London.

New approaches to aspects of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) including interface design, production and engagement have emerged from artistic practices. The aim of the lab is to surface this ‘back-end’ knowledge and link it to wider artistic and curatorial practices in order to overcome the existing ‘black-box’ narratives. Through the lens of art-making, the lab produces knowledge for cultural institutions, artists, engineers and researchers on how to engage AI/ML as a media. Additionally, the lab aims to develop institutional capacities to engage with this media for the benefit of the wider cultural sector.

Our research currently investigates:

⭢ AI tools supporting by artistic practices

⭢ The changing nature of artistic and curatorial practices as a result of working with AI/ML

⭢ Creative AI as a critical practice

⭢ Aesthetics of AI/ML

Cultural institutions offer a much-needed societal space to critically engage with advanced/deep machine learning technologies. To support this, the Creative AI Lab focuses on a range of research outputs that includes (1) a growing Creative AI Tools & Resources Database, (2) research workshops, public discussions and writing (3) a series of online tutorials which surface AI/ML infrastructures by exploring their interfaces, called R&D Labyrinths.

Visit creative-ai.org to explore the Creative AI Lab’s database, a growing collection of machine learning tools and explanatory material as well as theoretical approaches to AI gathered over the course of the lab.

Partners

Digital Theory Lab, New York University

Rhizome, New Museum, New York

King’s College London

Maggie Roberts/0rphan Drift and Etic Lab ISCRI Project

People

Dr Mercedes Bunz—Department of Digital Humanities, KCL

Eva Jäger—Arts Technologies, Serpentine, London

Professor Joanna Zylinska—Department of Digital Humanities, KCL

Alasdair Milne—LAHP PhD Candidate, Department of Digital Humanities, KCL

Dr Daniel Chávez Heras—Department of Digital Humanities, KCL

Dr Serena Iervolino—Culture, Media & Creative Industries, KCL

Black Shuck Collective—Website development and research

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