Creative AI Lab

Online 9 Jul 2020 – Ongoing

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 and papers (3) a forthcoming series of online tutorials which surface AI/ML infrastructures by exploring their interfaces.

Visit 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.


Digital Theory Lab, New York University
Rhizome, New Museum, New York
King’s College London


Dr Mercedes Bunz—Department of Digital Humanities, KCL
Eva Jäger—Arts Technologies, Serpentine, London
Dr Serena Iervolino—Culture, Media & Creative Industries, KCL
Dr Mark Hedges—Department of Digital Humanities, KCL
Alasdair Milne—LAHP PhD Candidate, Department of Digital Humanities, KCL
Dr Leif Weatherby—Digital Theory Lab, New York University
Michael Connor—Rhizome, New Museum, New York
Black Shuck Collective—Website development and research
Cecilia Serafini—Database design


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