Rehearsal, now subtitled "Blues" for (declined) National Academy of Sciences presentation,
about and as an exercise of my work investigations into and collaborations with algorithmic systems.
for the Role/Play: Collaborative Creativity and Creative Collaborations Student Fellows Symposium (March 2018)
Relationships of Imagination and Agency with AI
from Subjectivity to Cultural Discourses
Relating to algorithmic systems and artificial intelligence is extensively speculated upon but rarely turned into praxis. Exercising agency and imagination in these interactions opens potential for fascinating dialogues and emergent outcomes, including greater understanding of these systems and ourselves. I am investigating this intersection via “relational technology”.
My collaboration with AI focuses on embodying the algorithmic, being embedded within it, and establishing autonomy from it. My methods include “algorithmic dramatization” (or self-initiated reflexive feedback loops, the basis of cybernetics), and the various algorithmic systems found online.
My presentation will focus on a project involving visually and symbolically remapping various meta-systems (carbon cycle, digestive system, and black hole) examples that are recycling and processing data (material), finding serendipitous synthesis and a common ground.
Examples and speculations on this research will be discussed through multimedia channels in a 15 minute presentation (and can be supplemented with a poster presentation).
Scientists thinking like artists—artists thinking like scientists. When these traditionally defined roles mix together, how is the process of making work or conducting research altered? Does the play between disciplines benefit a designer’s practice, an engineer’s output, or a scientist’s data? What are the hazards and opportunities?