LASER Talks in Cambridge and Los Angeles
AnotherAI.art: Decolonising Art Ecosystem PART II
When: 30.11.2023, 18:00-20:00 GMT. Find your timezone here
Where: Online. Register via ZOOM
On June 1st, we held the first part of this LASER series on Decolonising AI with guests Amir Baradaran and Mashinka Fruits Hakopian. See https://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/38819/
This LASER discussion launches the special issue on Decolonising AI in the AI & Society Journal, co-curated by Victoria Vesna and Amir Baradaran. Artists are well-placed to ask critical questions of access, agency, and equity in relation to AI and its impact on the art ecosystem. These include the encoding of bias and the (digital) marginalisation of various social groups. Such critique of AI allows for the emergence of knowledge that stems from, or lives through, cosmologies marginalized or erased through colonisation, and presents how they can be re-centered through processes of decolonization, i.e. through questioning patterns of power shaping our intellectual, political, economic and social worlds.
The authors/speakers will present a diversity of cultural perspectives on the issues around AI and Art, from their personal experiences as artists. Each artists demonstrates their active engagement with technology, interrogating its implications and conjecturing about our potential futures with it. At its core, the future of these developments remains an enigma; and artists see their ‘role’ as being to caution [us] about potential pitfalls and to present alternative approaches to artificial intelligence.’ In their discussion they expose us to multiple points of view on Artificial Intelligence and offered an opportunity to consider another “I” in AI.
We warmly welcome you to join us.
The speakers/artists’ writings on this discussion may be found at the following links:
Renzo Filinich Orozco, David Maulén de los Reyes, Benjamin Varas Arnello
Mashinka Firunts Hakopian
Sara Morais Dos Santos Bruss
The Cambridge LASER talks (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendez-vous) question the separation and propagation of art and science as distinct categories of knowing and being.