Interview #1 with Magda Tyzlik-Carver on »Curating Data«

»Training the Archive« explores the applicability of Artificial Intelligence to art and the curation of art. For this purpose, a series of interviews with artists, curators, and theorists who have made significant contributions to the research field of image production and artificial intelligence in recent years is being produced. The first video of the interview with Magda Tyzlik-Carver is online on YouTube (with subtitles).

In the interview, Magda Tyzlik-Carver states:
»Because we are so involved in this, we need more educational competency about data. It’s important to know how data is processed and also how to actually intervene, how to step into an artist role, and analyze what’s happening, how not to take it for granted.«

Magda Tyzlik-Carver explores the webs of relationships between humans and the non-human of software and algorithms. In doing so, she ties into the concepts of the “post-human” that also come up in the interview. There she talks about automated curatorial actors, i.e. algorithms, bots, software and computing infrastructure.

Dr. Tyzlik-Carver currently teaches at Aarhus University, in the Department for Digital Design & Information Studies. The interview was conducted by Francis Hunger (HMKV) for »Training the Archive.« To see the other videos in the series, click here or go to the YouTube playlist.

»Training the Archive« (2020–2023) is a research project that explores the possibilities and risks of AI in relation to the automated structuring of museum collection data to support curatorial practice and artistic production.

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