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AI Colloquium: kick off meeting SIG AI in Cultural Inquiry and Art

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This AI Colloquium will launch the Special Interest Group AI in Cultural Inquiry and Art. SIG coordinator Iris van der Tuin has invited Prof. Dr. Felicity Colman of the University of the Arts London and dr. Martin Lopes Nores from the University of Vigo as speakers.

The SIG AI in Cultural Inquiry and Art is a collaboration of Humanities, Policy and Organization Studies, and Computer Sciences colleagues of Utrecht University. The SIG zooms in on and contributes to the converging practices that yield emerging and transforming genres and platforms for exchange within the academy and at the intersection of academic and creative practice, ultimately affecting the audiences of academies; media, art, and performance institutions; and ​makerspaces.

The session consists of two presentations with Q&A afterwards. Prof. Dr. Felicity Colman of the University of the Arts London introduces the concept of the “algorithmic condition”. Dr. Martin Lopes Nores from the University of Vigo discusses his work on AI in cultural heritage.

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Professor Felicity Colman. Photo: University of the Arts, London

About Prof. Dr. Felicity Colman

Felicity Colman is Professor of Media Arts and Associate Dean of Research for the London College of Fashion at University of the Arts, London. Felicity is a specialist in media forms, creative philosophies, communication theory, and new materialist feminist epistemologies. Felicity teaches and researches forms of creative media practice. She has a professional background working life in the creative industries - in fashion and textile design, and working in curatorial roles. Trained as an art historian, she has taught and worked in Higher Education in Australia and in the United Kingdom for over 20 years. Current research focus is on feminist modal ethics. She was the coordinator of the H2020 project "Ethics of Coding: A Report on the Algorithmic Condition", in which Utrecht University was also a partner.

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dr. Martín López-Nores. Photo: LinkedIn

About dr. Martín López-Nores

Martín López-Nores is Associate professor at the Department of Telematics Engineering at the University of Vigo. He is specialized in interactive information services, semantic reasoning, Digital Humanities, Cultural Heritage, interactive storytelling, and augmented reality. He is currently Deputy Director of the atlanTTic Research Center for Telecommunication Technologies at the University of Vigo, and coordinator of the rurALLURE H2020 project. He will discuss his work on AI in cultural heritage.

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All interested parties are welcome to attend, registration is not necessary. This event will take place in the Human-centered Artificial Intelligence Team in MS Teams. If you have trouble finding or accessing the Team, please contact as via hai@uu.nl to be added to the team.