Carloalberto TreccaniResearch Assistant Professorat Hong Kong Baptist University
Since I was a child, I had the insane need to understand how things worked, trying to understand the mechanisms and working principles that regulate them, breaking them up to the point of no return. (My parents weren't always happy with this curiosity of mine.) Today, as an artist and a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing of the Hong Kong Baptist University, my work explores the development of visually 'intelligent' machines and their implications on what we know and think on how the ways we see the world. My academic work has been published in several academic journals, including Leonardo (MIT Press), the European Journal of Media Studies (Amsterdam University Press) and AI & Society (Springer). My artworks have been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Junge Kunst Wolfsburg (Germany) and Fabio Paris Art Gallery (Brescia, Italy) and in group shows in such venues as, the Venice Biennale (2011) and the Hong Kong International Photo Festival (HK SAR).