Symposium

EVA London 2024 Symposium

Monday, 8 July 2024

Computation, AI, and Creativity

Tula Giannini (Co-Chair) Jonathan P. Bowen (Co-Chair)
Pratt Institute
School of Information
New York, USA
http://sites.google.com/view/tgiannini
London South Bank University
School of Engineering
London, UK
http://www.jpbowen.com
giannini@pratt.edu jonathan.bowen@lsbu.ac.uk

Tula Giannini Ann Borda Catherine Mason
Pratt Institute
School of Information
New York, USA
http://sites.google.com/view/tgiannini
The Alan Turing Institute
London, UK
https://www.turing.ac.uk/people/researchers/ann-borda
Independent
London, UK
http://www.catherinemason.co.uk
giannini@pratt.edu a.borda@ucl.ac.uk cath@catherinemason.co.uk

This Symposium explores themes of the creative digital arts and artificial intelligence (AI) concerning developments in computational culture. The three speakers are all contributors to two new books in the Springer Series on Cultural Computing. The paper provides some background to the increasing use of AI in the context of digital and computational culture, specifically in the arts. Then each participant provides a statement from their viewpoint and experience. These cover diverse issues based on the varied backgrounds and expertise of the contributors.

After the three main presentations, there will be an additional presentation by Nick Lambert and Sean Clark.

Springer book stand

Springer book stand

A bookstand organised by Helen Desmond of Springer is also planned, especially covering the Springer Series on Cultural Computing.

Overview

The Symposium includes three invited speakers at the EVA London 2024 Conference. It continues a series from the previous seven EVA London Symposiums held since 2016.

The Symposium series initially started in association with the Pratt Institute London Summer School, with an emphasis on digital culture and “digitalism” or “digitality”. A collaboration with the Royal College of Art developed, providing an artistic and philosophical angle to the Symposium. Aspects of digital culture continue in this year’s Symposium, which considers the theme of “Computation, AI, and Creativity”. The speakers for this 2024 Symposium come from varied backgrounds, bringing their own perspectives to the overall theme. All are editors/authors for two planned books due to appear in the Springer Series on Cultural Computing. Further chapter authors will give presentations in the afternoon. The books will be launched in the evening:

See also the detailed conference programme. An open-access Symposium summary paper will be available in the EVA London 2024 conference proceedings under DOI 10.14236/ewic/EVA2024.1