Artificial Intelligence / Ethics / Science / Technology
Art, AI and Ethics Seed Funding Workshop
The intersection of art and technology has long been articulating the world as it is, and how it might be. The Centre for AI and Digital Ethics is hosting this workshop under the Art, AI and Digital Ethics research stream to further collaborations between artists, researchers (including graduate researchers) and industry professionals. Interested parties are invited to submit an EOI to attend.
The workshop is designed to support interdisciplinary conversation about the contribution of art to digital ethics. What do artists bring to the conversation about AI and digital ethics that enables ethical thinking? How can technology and engineering specialists work with artists to forge genuinely new directions in their research? And how do we sustain critical and creative engagement with technology amid the financial and artworld hype?
The workshop will be hosted in person, pending COVID19 restrictions. The aim is to build connections across participants, which is better supported by an in-person event. Academics (including graduate researchers), industry professionals and practicing artists of all disciplines are invited and encouraged to participate.
The registration includes a short EOI section, where interested parties are asked to describe their interest in AI Ethics and Art. Applicants will be informed of the outcome by Thursday 30 July.
Dr Vanessa BartlettMckenzie Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Vanessa Bartlett is interested in ways that curatorial and arts-led research can support inquiry into wellbeing, emotion and affect in a digital age. Her current project explores artists’ responses to ‘persuasive design’ — design techniques used in social and commercial interfaces to encourage consumption or increase time on device.
Dr Tyne SumnerARC Research Associate
Tyne is an ARC Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Culture and Communication, working on the 2021-2024 Discovery project ‘Literature and the Face: A Critical History’ with Professor Stephanie Trigg and Dr Joe Hughes at the University of Melbourne and Professor Guillemette Bolens at the University of Geneva. Her award-winning interdisciplinary research examines the relationship between the Humanities and digital technology, with particular focus on the connections between Literature and surveillance studies.
Dr Kristal SpreadboroughResearch Data Specialist, MDAP
Kristal Spreadborough is an interdisciplinary researcher with an interest in music, psychology, digital and data ethics, and data driven research. In her current role as Research Data Specialist at the Melbourne Data Analytics Platform, Kristal has worked across a range of disciplines including the creative industries, law, education, and the health sciences.