ART & CONTROL – Artistic Freedom vs Regulating Tech / Panel debate

Arts and Culture Norway (Kulturdirektoratet) invites you to a panel discussion on the balance between artistic freedom and the regulation of technology.
Birgitte Aga / Sarah Cook / Andre Holzapfel / Anders Hofseth / Magnus Aspli / Ståle Stenslie

The political debate surrounding artificial intelligence, particularly generative artificial intelligence, often revolves around how this groundbreaking technology should be regulated to safeguard democratic values. However, overregulation of the technology may come at the expense of freedom of expression and artistic freedom, whether one considers the technology as a tool and/or as an artistic medium.

Plant Machines: Explorations of New Intimacies Within the Vegetariat

Špela Petrič (SI)
Kjøpmannsgata Ung Kunst, April 19 /
While the idea that regimes of quantification are essential elements of biopolitics is over half a century old, the technological advances of recent decades have propelled population data collection from the confines of traditional institutions of normalisation (medicine, law enforcement, education, factories) into all spheres of society.

Prompted Flesh: The imitation of human bodies in AI Images

Boris Eldagsen (DE)
Kjøpmannsgata Ung Kunst, April 19 /
“Prompted Flesh: AI Imaging and the Era of Uploaded Bodies” delves into the transformative landscape of artificial intelligence (AI) imaging, focusing on its capacity to generate images through text and image prompts, the proliferation of deep fakes, and the emergence of mutated bodies.

Bodies in Intensity

Sunčica Ostoić (HR)
Kjøpmannsgata Ung Kunst, April 20 /
The lecture presents a conceptual framework of ‘intensity’ and its properties in connection to bodies in interaction with the extreme, excessive, radical, and extravagant (EERE) contemporary visual art practices at the intersection of the body and technology.

Gravitational Bodies

Marnix de Nijs (NL)
Kjøpmannsgata Ung Kunst, April 19 /
This presentation will focus on Marnix de Nijs’ full body installations that allow for different kinds of perception; installations that break away from the stable image we hold of reality and recalibrate our senses and our orientation in time and space. 

Languaging AI: The Making of Behavioral Media

Martinus Suijkerbuijk (NL/NO)
Kjøpmannsgata Ung Kunst, April 20 /
At still the nascent phase of the evolution of Large Language Models (LLM), it has already captivated the minds of CEO’s and politicians, shaken up institutional infrastructures, and skyrocketed the valuation of startups and enterprises.