[ISEA2022] Paper: Dejan Grba — The Cabinet of Wolfgang von Kempelen: AI Art and Creative Agency


June 10, Remote Presentation. 

As part of a broader critical framework of Al art, this paper discusses Al art practices that explore the notions of creative agency, authenticity, authorship, intellectual property, and labor.
It addresses the conceptual, expressive, and ethical aspects of these practices, focusing on works that exemplify poetic complexity and manifest the epistemic or political ambiguities indicative of Al science, technology, and business.
By tracing these ambiguities, it outlines the possible directions to tackle the challenges, and advance the field with respect to the artists’ increasing responsibility for changing ecologies, shaping cultural values, and political normalization.

  • Dejan Grba, Serbia. Dejan Grba is an artist, researcher and educator. He explores the cognitive, technical, poetic, and relational features of generative systems. He has exhibited and taught in Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America, and published papers in journals, conference proceedings, and books worldwide. In 2019/2020 Dejan was a Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Art Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has served as a Cofounding Associate Professor with Digital Art Program at Interdisciplinary Graduate Center, University of the Arts in Belgrade since 2005, and as a Founding Chair and Associate Professor at New Media Department, Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade from 1998 to 2020. Source: http://dejangrba.org/dejan-grba/en