From the perspective of 13 major cultural operators in Europe (Ars Electronica, Center for Promotion of Science, Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation, Laboral, Kapelica Gallery, Science Gallery Dublin, Onassis Cultural Center, The Culture Yard / clickfestival, GLUON, Hexagone Scène Nationale Arts Sciences, SOU Festival, le lieu unique, Waag), the AI LAB centers visions, expectations and fears that we associate with the conception of a future, all-encompassing artificial intelligence. Through an extensive activity programme in the form of exhibitions, labs, workshops, conferences, talks, performances, concerts and residencies the project fosters interdisciplinary work, transnational mobility and intercultural exchange. In our Radio show we will give insight into projects by different female artists whose work focuses on the topic of AI, bias and/or gender.
Mimi Ọnụọha is a Nigerian-American artist and researcher whose work highlights the social relationships and power dynamics behind data collection. Her multimedia practice uses print, code, installation and video to call attention to the ways in which those in the margins are differently abstracted, represented, and missed by sociotechnical systems.
In this show Mimi gives insights into her recent works like “The Future Is Here”, a commission from 2019 which examines the process of dataset creation, or the installation piece “The Library of Missing Data Sets”, which is a physical repository of those things that have been excluded in a society where so much is collected. In an interview on Youtube Mimi says that she is “interested in the stories that are wrapped up within technology” – which stories bias our conception of how artificial intelligence works nowadays? What are the consequences of being forgotten in our modern, digitalized and mapped society? Mimi states that not everything can be represented in data sets – why is that and who actually collects data?
Find more information about Mimi Ọnụọha on her website: https://mimionuoha.com/
The AI Lab is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.