Algorithms

Podcast: #DigitalArtists with Sonja Steiner

This is a conversation between two artists: the academically-taught artist Sonja Steiner and self-taught digital artist Kristina Kovalenko about the effect of the digital revolution on the art world and how different the art market is for the both of us. We briefly cover Instagram, which revolutionized the way artists promote and present themselves to the art market and we question whether…

Podcast: #DigitalOptimists with Stefan Buijsman (Artificial Intelligence Art Episode)

Stefan and I are discussing whether Artificial Intelligence can be considered a threat to artists and the art world, deep fakes and whether they will be able to influence news and the way we perceive information and whether AI will develop enough to fight with misinformation that the AI itself creates. More about Stefan Buijsman:

‘im here to learn so :))))))’ – The exploitation of an AI *Trigger warning for the content of some images*

Some people may have heard of the short-lived existence of Microsoft’s AI chatbot called ‘Tay,’ others may have completely missed the event. The latter would come as no surprise, given that Tay was released on March 23rd of 2016 and was taken down the very same day. This artificial intelligence chatter bot was published on Twitter and was designed as a 19-year…

E – poetry and its cyber branches

“I’m just a squirrel looking for a nut You are a wizard harry I’m a what Glad to believe in #Jesus, He’s the best… From Fresno to Pomona fuck the rest” – By Pentametron (https://twitter.com/pentametron?lang=en) This may seem like a random compilation of Twitter posts that happen to rhyme and that is because they are. Well, the fact that they rhyme and…

Facebook conspiracy

Conspiracies are something that always interest me. The way people sometimes blatantly belief in something that others don’t just fascinates me. If I’m completely honest, sometimes I even laugh at people who belief in conspiracy theories. However, lately I keep thinking about this conspiracy like phenomenon that I encounter on news pages on Facebook. A lot of times I see these banners…

You were right mom

Facebook was launched in 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg and his roommates at Harvard University. Until 2006, Facebook’s main objective was to connect college students, notably those studying in Ivy League schools in United States. During its early years, Facebook was functioning on a rather smaller scale than nowadays. Zuckerberg’s mission statement was “Making the world more open and connected” for as long…

We are all cyborgs (video + blogpost)

The video titled ‘We Are All Cyborgs’ is a short introduction and artistic interpretation of Donna Haraway’s ‘Cyborg Manifesto’ (1985). What is a cyborg you might ask? Well, as most of you are by now well aware a cyborg is defined as “a person whose physiological functioning is aided by or dependent upon a mechanical or electronic device.” This means that each…

Hey Siri

I often find myself shouting “Hey Siri!” without even noticing. I ask them to set an alarm for the time my eggs to be boiled, I ask them whether it would rain on that day, I ask them the definition of a word, and I sometimes even ask the date and time. Talking with Siri became even more of a thing for…

Fear of the Machines: Hollywood’s portrayal of A.Is

Last Friday I went to the cinema in the first time in forever, for a viewing of the most recent Terminator movie. As you probably know, the Terminator movie series tells the story of how the protagonist is being hunted by robots from a future in which an A.I gained consciousness and attempts to kill all humans. This 6th movie was not…