Filed under catalogue, wiki book | Tags: · algorithm, artificial intelligence, data, literature, machine learning, natural language processing, poetry, text
Data Workers is an exhibition of algoliterary works, of stories told from an ‘algorithmic storyteller point of view’ taking place at the Mundaneum in Mons, Belgium, from 28 March until 29 April 2019
“Companies create artificial intelligence (AI) systems to serve, entertain, record and learn about humans. The work of these machinic entities is usually hidden behind interfaces and patents. In the exhibition, algorithmic storytellers leave their invisible underworld to become interlocutors. The data workers operate in different collectives. Each collective represents a stage in the design process of a machine learning model: there are the Writers, the Cleaners, the Informants, the Readers, the Learners and the Oracles. The boundaries between these collectives are not fixed; they are porous and permeable. At times, Oracles are also Writers. At other times Readers are also Oracles. Robots voice experimental literature, while algorithmic models read data, turn words into numbers, make calculations that define patterns and are able to endlessly process new texts ever after.
The exhibition foregrounds data workers who impact our daily lives, but are either hard to grasp and imagine or removed from the imagination altogether. It connects stories about algorithms in mainstream media to the storytelling that is found in technical manuals and academic papers.”
“All works visible in the exhibition, as well as the contextual stories and some extra text material have been collected in a publication, which exists in French and English.”
Texts: Cristina Cochior, Sarah Garcin, Gijs de Heij, An Mertens, François Zajéga, Louise Dekeuleneer, Florian Van de Weyer, Laetitia Trozzi, Rémi Forte, Guillaume Slizewicz.
Publisher Constant, Brussels, 2019
Free Art License
Ruth Catlow, Marc Garrett (eds.): Collaboration and Freedom – The World of Free and Open Source Art (2011)
Filed under wiki book | Tags: · art, collaboration, collaborative art, floss, open source
“A collection of artworks, texts and resources about freedom and openness in the arts, in the age of the Internet. Freedom to collaborate – to use, modify and redistribute ideas, artworks, experiences, media and tools. Openness to the ideas and contributions of others, and new ways of organising and making decisions together.
This non exhaustive collection is intended to inspire, inform and enable people to apply peer-to-peer principles for making things and getting organised together. We hope that all art lovers, makers, thinkers, organisers and strategists will find something for them from this set of imaginative, communitarian and dynamic contemporary practices.”
Curated by Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett
With additional texts by Charlotte Frost and Rob Myers.
Produced by Furtherfield.
Commissioned by Arts Council England for Thinking Digital, in 2011.
Filed under thesis, wiki book | Tags: · art, art criticism, art history, computer art, technology
The thesis focuses principally on artists’ experiences of the computer and covers a wide range of approaches to computers in art.
Supervisor: Martin Kemp
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