Scope is a monthly meeting point for the creative and the curious, a platform for sharing and learning in an informal setting.
The Neural Aesthetic
Generative art, computer vision, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data visualization
Gene Kogan is an artist and a programmer who is interested in generative systems, artificial intelligence, and software for creativity and self-expression. He is a collaborator within numerous open-source software projects, and leads workshops and demonstrations on topics at the intersection of code, art, and technology activism. Gene initiated and contributes to ml4a, a free book about machine learning for artists, activists, and citizen scientists. He regularly publishes video lectures, writings, and tutorials to facilitate a greater public understanding of the topic.
What role does hybridity play in art practices that mediate biological and technological materials? What can hybridity tell us about relationships, disruption, violence, and regeneration? What are its implications at an aesthetic, relational, and political level?
Margherita Pevere is a visual artist and PhD candidate at Aalto
University / Biofilia Laboratory in Helsinki. Her artistic practice
features a unique combination of of both human and non-human matter:she grows bacterial cultures, manipulates paper and photographic film, collects organic relics, captures ephemeral lights with digital video and plans to store a digitized collection of memories on bacterial genome. She is member of the Finnish Bioart Society and collaborates
with Berlin DIYbio group BioTinkering e.V.. Most recent exhibitions
include the Article Biennial – i/o lab, Stavanger (NO), curated by
Hege Tapio and Nora Vaage; the Dutch Design Week – BioArt
Laboratories, Eindhoven, curated by Jalila Essaidi; State Festival,
Kühlhaus Berlin, curated by Daniela Silvestrin.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
doors open at 19:00
talks start at 20:00
Panke, Gerichtstr 23, Hof 5, Wedding, 13347 Berlin
This session is curated by Aude Francoise & Jem