The 29th AIAAR Meeting “Commemoration of Publishing: AIAA Exhibition - Archive Collection” @Pepper Atelier Akihabara

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“Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Exhibition - Archive Collection”
Edited, written and published by Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group
The 3rd Commemoration of Publishing AI Art & Aesthetics Research Meeting

“Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Exhibition” is the name of the exhibition organized by the Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group (AIAARG) and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), and was held at OIST for 67 days from November 3rd 2017 to January 8th 2018 in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Tokyo. This exhibition was a comprehensive art exhibition on the theme of artificial intelligence (AI), and was the world's first large-scale exhibition including exhibitions of 34 items of artworks, 4 music concerts and 8 research symposiums with emphasis on aesthetic perspectives. This book is a bilingual Japanese and English exhibition record edited by AIAARG, gathering the latest knowledge in 2019.
364x257mm (Large sized book) / 176 pages / Many color plates / 5,000 JPY + tax
Bookstore: NADiff a/p/a/r/t, NADiff contemporary, Gallery5
Online Sales: http://www.nadiff-online.com/?pid=148780253 [J]

The 29th Meeting will be held at Pepper Atelier Akihabara with Softbank located in the 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo from 3pm on Monday/Holiday, the 24th, February as the 3rd Commemoration of the Publishing. Bryan Wai-ching Chung will give an on-line lecture from Hong Kong and Elena Knox will hold a real live lecture at the venue. Japanese-English consecutive interpretation will be provided.
* Michael Spranger, whom we had announced as a lecturer of this 29th Meeting, will be unable to come because of a death in his family.

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O U T L I N E

[Title]
The 29th AI Art & Aesthetics Research Meeting “Commemoration of Publishing: Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Exhibition - Archive Collection” @Pepper Atelier Akihabara

[Date]
February 24 (Mon/Holi) 2020, 15:00-18:50 (Reception start 14:30)
* Followed by a social gathering @COPAINS de 3331 (1F, 3331 Arts Chiyoda)

[Venue]
Pepper Atelier Akihabara with Softbank
(#310, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, 6-11-14 Soto Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
https://pepper-atelier-akihabara.jp/ [J]
https://www.3331.jp/floor/en/310.html [E]

[Lecturers]
Bryan Wai-ching Chung (Artist. Assistant Professor, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University.)*
Elena Knox (Performing and media artist. Researcher, Watanabe Lab, Waseda University.)
Hideki Nakazawa (Artist. Representative of AIAARG.)
Mika Kusakari (Artist. Planner/Producer of AIAARG.)
* Bryan Wai-ching Chung will give an on-line lecture from Hong Kong.
* After the lecture, we will set a time for a general discussion.
* We welcome the filming and live-tweeting and broadcasting of lectures and discussions. We will release the recorded video at a later date.
* Language: Japanese-English consecutive interpretation.

[Entrance Fee]
2,000 JPY (for anyone, reservation not required, not including social gathering fee)
* Entry is first-come-first-served basis. Reception start 30 minutes before the start (14:30). The capacity is 50.
* Participation in the social gathering will be charged separately.
* Please refrain from participation only for the social gathering.

[Commemoration of Publishing]
“Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Exhibition - Archive Collection”
Edited, written and published by AIAARG. -SUPER RICH CONTENTS-
Japanese & English Bilingual / 364x257mm (Large sized book) / 176 pages / Many color plates / 5,000 JPY + tax
* Available on the day at the venue also.

[Organizer]
Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group (AIAARG)

L E C T U R E

“Coding and Machine Learning in Media Art”
Bryan Wai-ching Chung
(Artist. Assistant Professor, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University.)

In the presentation, I shall cover the roles of software coding and machine learning in contemporary art practices. Through my two recent artworks, 50 . Shades of Grey (the award-winning piece in the Japan Media Arts Festival 2015) and Be a Hong Kong Patriot, Part 3 (my solo exhibition in 2019), I would like to demonstrate that software coding, instead of being an instrumental tool to develop media artworks, the act of coding itself can achieve substantial aesthetic values. Recently, artificial intelligence and machine learning are popular in the art scene, for me, as a media artist, it is about time to reflect upon the cultural implications of adopting machine learning in creative arts and in a broader sense, the contemporary societies.
* Hong Kong based programmer and artist Dr. Bryan Wai-ching Chung's work which won the grand prize in the art section of Japan Media Arts Festival 2015 was showing the source program itself as a work. We exhibited the work which consisted of six panels at OIST, each newly printed in a large size. [* by AIAARG]
http://www.magicandlove.com/

“Like a Person: humanoids, shiny and new”
Elena Knox (Performing and media artist. Researcher, Watanabe Lab, Waseda University.)

Elena Knox will talk about her video work “Actroid Series I,” accompanied by screenings of the works. The series concerns the social future of fem-bots, specifically anxieties about ageing and mortality, sexual services, robots taking people's jobs, cyborg monstrosity, national security, and brainwashing. It produces culturally-charged discussions of a potential gynoid agency that are oxymoronically based in a chronic paradigm of control. What dictates the evolution of technology, and who 'redesigns' the status quo? This series continues Knox's pioneering embodied critique of the aesthetics of the service gynoid. Knox is currently producing “Actroid Series II.”
* Australian performing and media artist Elena Knox exhibited two video works at OIST, which featured the fem-bot developed by Hiroshi Ishiguro. She also gave a lecture at OIST (The 16th AI Art & Aesthetics Research Meeting Symposium) introducing “Omikuji,” a project with Alter co-developed by Takashi Ikegami and Ishiguro. [* by AIAARG]
http://www.elenaknox.com/

A I A A R G

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https://www.aibigeiken.com/
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Twitter (Japanese)
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Please witness.

Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group (AIAARG)
Hideki Nakazawa, Representative
Mika Kusakari, Planner/Producer


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