This event is part of Charles Csuri: Art & Research, a Memorial Exhibition in Three Acts, a collaborative project featuring a number of free community programs. For the full list of exhibition and event dates, visit the Csuri project page.
Can a machine learn the environment? Artist Tega Brain will visit The Ohio State University campus to address this question as well as discuss her life and work in digital art. A former environmental engineer turned artist whose work examines issues of ecology, data systems, and infrastructure. Tega Brain is currently an Associate Professor of Integrated Digital Media at NYU & author of Code as Creative Medium: A Handbook for Computational Art and Design.
Contemporary artists engaging with recent developments in the field of artificial intelligence continue a long history of artistic work that explores the politics and unintended consequences of computational technologies through strategies like hacking, misuse, and open-ended experimentation. Within this context, Tega Brain will discuss her own recent work that examines the possibilities and limitations of data, quantification, and artificial intelligence in environmental inquiry and ecological management. Might new technologies like AI produce new ecological relations, or do they simply reinforce existing power structures? How do artists reveal how we collectively imagine these technologies and their role in our lives?
The event will take place in the Wexner Center Film/Video Theater and is free and open to the public.