Universiteit Leiden

nl en

Arts and culture | Artist Lecture & Workshop

AI & Art: Aesthetics and Politics of Artificial Neural Networks

Saturday 17 September 2022
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
1.23 and 1.26

Workshop by Helena Nikonole
Curated by Dr. Ksenia Fedorova, Assistant Professor, LUCAS
Supported by the Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University

Date: September 17
Time and location: 11:00-12:15 Lipsius 123 (Artist lecture, open to everyone); 12:00-16:00 Lipsius 126 (Workshop, upon registration)

Machine learning or AI is a general-purpose technology which means that it can be broadly implemented and transforms human and society. Due to its universality AI becomes a great tool for artists and designers, working with peculiar AI-aesthetics. But machine learning is also a part of algorithmic power structure: from digital control to AI decision-making. Artists explore these power structures and ethical issues related to the implementation of AI algorithms. 

During the workshop we will examine different artistic approaches: from AI aesthetics to research-based methodology and develop critical perspective to technology through the hands-on experience with Machine Learning architectures such as StyleGAN and LSTM. Participants of the workshop are invited to travel the distance from an intuitive interest in AI to transforming this interest into the project’s idea, followed by the selection of an instrument and a form. 

Instructor: Helena Nikonole, artist, curator and educator specializing on AI and art.
Language: English

Requirements: basic computer skills, no prior experience of working with AI or programming is needed. 

Registration for the workshop

It is no longer possible to register for this workshop.

Exhibition of sound installation “Bird Language” by Helena Nikonole

This workshop is connected to the exhibition of the sound installation “Bird Language”. If you would like to know more about the exhibition, please click below.

More information on the exhibition
This website uses cookies.  More information.