[spectre] SPECTRE Digest, Vol 211, Issue 13

nathan jones nathan at mercyonline.co.uk
Thu Sep 17 10:54:31 CEST 2020


Torque Editions present a playful new work using AI with the news archive
at The British Library
Sign up for the talk 11am GMT on 24th Sept

This event is a launch for a new artwork that uses a kind of artificial
intelligence called recursive neural nets (RNN to synthesise
past-present-future headlines. At the event, we will talk about how
*multiplicities* of human and machine intelligences have much more
immediate positive potential than 'the singularity'. The artwork allows you
to combine your own headline predictions with the historical archives at
the British Library, to produce a weird new language plasma future
newspaper cover. It's a collaboration between Nathan Jones, Tom Schofield
and Sam Skinner. torquetorque.net

The project is called "Crash Blossoms", after instances where headlinese
produces a weird semantic ambiguity, like ""McDonald's fries the holy grail
for potato farmers"


Nathan Jones

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> CALL FOR PROPOSALS to host the 9th International Conference on the
> Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology: Re: 2022The Media Art
> Histories Board invites applications to host the 9th International
> Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology.
> The international conference series, which was inaugurated in 2005 in
> Banff, Canada, has since been held in several international venues
> around the globe including Berlin in 2007, Melbourne 2009, Liverpool
> 2011, Riga 2013, Montreal 2015, Krems/Vienna 2017, and Aalborg 2019. A
> significant MediaArtHistories stream will be held in Brazil at CIHA in
> 2021 and the call for proposals to host the 9th international
> conference
> is open until Dec 1, 2020. The conference series aims to engage the
> growing community of scholars from a range of disciplines including
> art
> history, contemporary art practice, art theory, history of science,
> history of technology, science and technology studies, media studies,
> image science, visual studies, philosophy, cultural studies,
> anthropology, architecture theory, sound studies, computer science
> among
> others to develop and share new research and scholarship in the
> intersecting fields of the histories of media art, science and
> technology. The host of the conference in 2022 will have the
> opportunity
> to continue to build on the impressive history of the conference
> series.
> Proposals with inventive solutions for ecological sustainability,
> engaging digital participation, and quality presence from the Global
> South & North are highly encouraged.
> “Recognizing the increasing significance of media art for our
> culture,
> this conference series on the Histories of Media Art discusses … the
> history of media art within the interdisciplinary and intercultural
> contexts of the histories of art. Numerous individuals and
> institutions
> collaborate to produce the international art history conference series
> covering art and new media, art and technology, art-science
> interaction,
> and the history of media as pertinent to contemporary art.“ (MAH
> Board)
> Proposals to host the conference will include the following
> information:
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> 2. Proposed Venues (including information on number, capacity and AV
> and
> network capabilities of spaces)
> 3. Rationale for hosting the conference
> 4. Host Local Organizing Committee
> 5. Relevant previous experience (e.g., committee members, experience
> in
> hosting conferences, events, etc.)
> 6. Publicity Plan
> 7. Funding / Sponsorship plan
> 8. Preliminary Budget
> Those interested in making a bid to host the conference can download
> http://www.mediaarthistory.org/call-for-proposals-host-reconf
> Deadline for final submission of proposals: Dec 1, 2020
> MAH Advisory Board’s decision for the 2022 Host will be announced
> early
> 2021.
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> MediaArtHistory Board (Steering Committee)
> Andreas BROECKMANN, Leuphana Universität
> Andres BURBANO, Universidad de los Andes
> Sean CUBITT, Goldsmiths College, University of London
> Oliver GRAU, Danube University
> Inge HINTERWALDNER, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
> Erkki HUHTAMO, University of California Los Angeles
> Machiko KUSAHARA, Waseda University, Tokyo
> Katja KWASTEK, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
> Gunalan NADARAJAN, University of Michigan
> Chris SALTER, Concordia University and Hexagram, Montreal
> Paul THOMAS, UNSW Sydney
> emeriti members:
> Dr. Linda HENDERSON, University of Texas
> Prof. Dr. Douglas KAHN, UNSW Sydney
> Prof. Dr. Martin KEMP, Oxford University
> Prof. Tim LENOIR, Duke University
> MAH Honorary Board: Martin KEMP, Jasia REICHARDT, Tim LENOIR, Itsuo
> SAKANE, Peter WEIBEL, Douglas KAHN, Linda HENDERSON, Douglas DAVIS †,
> Rudolf ARNHEIM †
> Wendy COONES, MAH Headquarters Director
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Nathan Jones
Lecturer Fine Art (Digital Media) LICA Lancaster University
Artistic Director at Mercy
Editor at Torque Editions


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