SPEAKER on »Art and Algorithms«

On November 17 and 18, 2022, a conference will be held on the topic of Art & Algorithms as part of the research project »Training the Archive.« Details about the international speakers can be found here:

Inke Arns has been the director of HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, since 2005. She is also a freelance curator and author specialising in media art and theory, net cultures and Eastern Europe. Since 2021, she has been a visiting professor for curatorial practice at the Kunstakademie Münster. More at: inkearns.de & hmkv.de

Hannes Bajohr is a writer, philosopher and literary scholar. He works on theories of the digital, literary artificial intelligence, and the history of 20th century philosophy. As an author, he is part of the writers’ collective for digital conceptual literature 0x0a.

Dominik Bönisch studied cultural studies at the University of Hildesheim and the Moholy-Nagy University Budapest. He is currently the scientific project manager of the research project »Training the Archive« at the Ludwig Forum Aachen, where he is investigating the connections between artificial intelligence and museum collections.

Eva Cetinić is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Digital Visual Studies, University of Zurich. Her research interests focus on exploring deep learning techniques for computational image understanding and multimodal reasoning in the context of visual art.

Vincent Christlein studied Computer Science and received his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). Since 2018, he has been working as a research associate at the Pattern Recognition Lab (FAU) and was promoted to Academic Councilor in 2020, heading the Computer Vision group.

Geoff Cox is Professor of Art and Computational Culture at London South Bank University, co-Director of Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, co-Director of MA Curating Art and Public Programmes (in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery) and Adjunct at Aarhus University.

Katrin Glinka is a cultural scientist who researches digital technologies in cultural contexts, data visualisation and human-computer interaction. She heads the HCC Data Lab in the Human-Centered Computing research group at Freie Universität Berlin and is working on her PhD at Humboldt University.

Sybille Krämer (Emerita) was Professor of Philosophy at FU Berlin. In addition to visiting professorships in Tokyo, Yale, Santa Barbara, Santiago de Chile, Vienna and Zurich, she is a senior professor at Leuphana University Lüneburg. She was a member of the German Science and Humanities Council, the European Research Council and the Senate of the DFG.

Mattis Kuhn is an artist, researcher and curator. He works on the interacting design of people, machines and environment, primarily by means of (executable) text. He is artistic collaborator for Creative Coding at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and part of the research group ground zero at KHM Cologne.

Roland Meyer is a media and visual culture scholar. He is currently researching virtual image archives as a member of the SFB 1567 »Virtual Life Worlds« at Ruhr University Bochum. In 2021, his book »Gesichtserkennung« (Face Recognition) was published in the series »Digitale Bildkulturen« (Digital Image Cultures) by Wagenbach Verlag.

Fabian Offert is Assistant Professor for the History and Theory of the Digital Humanities at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research and teaching focuses on the visual digital humanities, with a special interest in the epistemology and aesthetics of computer vision and Machine Learning.

Tillmann Ohm is a Creative Technologist with focus on curatorial systems. He develops experimental tools and methods for the analysis and interaction with cultural collections. Ohm holds a diploma in Fine Art from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and works as a Cultural Data Analytics PhD Research Fellow at Tallinn University.

Mads Pankow is a freelance author and moderator on topics related to artificial intelligence. He is the founder of »Die Epilog,« a magazine for contemporary culture, and from 2014 to 2019 he organised the annual »Digital Bauhaus,« a conference at the nexus of technology, design and society in Weimar.

Gaia Tedone is a curator and researcher with an expansive interest in the technologies and apparatuses of image formation. In 2019 she completed her PhD at the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image. She writes and teaches on the topics of digital culture and post-critical museology and curates independently.

Yvonne Zindel works as a curator and mediator especially on possibilities of digitality and sustainability. She deals with NFTs, blockchain and degrowth as well as the possibilities for decolonial, anti-racist, feminist and inclusive curating and mediating.

Training the Archive. Conference on Art and Algorithms

Thursday,  11.17.2022        6 pm – 8:15 pm
Friday, 11.18.2022               9 am – 4:15 pm

Free admission. No registration required.
Moderation: Mads Pankow

The conference will be bilingual on Friday. All presentations will be simultaneously translated German/English and English/German.

The entire program booklet is available for download as a PDF:

»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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