Image Politics and Machine Learning: image appropriation and the fragmented body

Talk by Lia Carreira Friday 5 October 14.00-16.00 the big Auditorium, Building 5510-103, INCUBA Science Park; Åbogade

2018.09.05 | Tina Pabst

Date Fri 05 Oct
Time 14:00 16:00
Location Big Auditorium, Building 5510-103, INCUBA Science Park, Åbogade

The lecture will span across different aspects of contemporary digital culture, addressing key issues in image politics. Specifically, it will draw upon recent debates regarding the appropriation of images using Machine Learning (such as with the current Deepfake phenomena), highlighting their concerns towards privacy, surveillance, control and identity. Through the discussion of those practices, the lecture will address the fragmentation of the body within digital image visualization and analysis, establishing a link to it's historical backgrounds in modern photography.


Bio: Lia Carreira is a media artist and researcher, developing studies in the intersection of Art and Technology, with a focus on online and software-based practices. She has a Master in Media Arts Cultures, from the Danube University Krems, Aalborg University, the University of Łódź and the City University of Hong Kong. She has a first Master in Media Technology and Aesthetics (UFRJ/Brazil), where she developed studies and practices related to image appropriation, image data visualization and analysis, and online culture. Most recently, she worked at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (ZKM), researching on the topic of Artificial Intelligence in the arts and on online-based curatorial practices. 

Lecture / talk, Afd. for Digital Design og Informationsvidenskab, CC