23.10.2023, Monday 12:00 – 13:30 Uhr
Pandora's Hope - Still?
- Hörsaal HFBK 229 Le
Karin Deckner in the context of the lecture series "Playing in Pandora's Sandbox: Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence in the Context of the Contemporary Arts".
Bruno Latour's 1999 essay collection "Pandora's Hope. An Essay on the Reality of Science Studies," begins with one of the most colossal questions a scientist - in this case, Latour himself - can possibly be asked: "Do you believe in reality?" Latour explores this question - and thus the (supposed) construction of reality - in the context of his approaches to science studies in this volume.
Chunky 20 years later, the rapid proliferation of AI technologies has made the question of reality more virulent than ever, especially outside the realm of science studies. Also the genuine practices of the arts and their aesthetic productions do not remain untouched by this question, as – besides the broader discurse - already the prelude of the lecture series by the artist and initiator Charlie Stein around authenticity and imitation in painting has shown.
The follow-up lecture by cultural scientist Karin Deckner takes a step back historically and disciplinarily and locates the questions surrounding AI in an STS-based framework in order to test a perspective for the arts as well. Based on Latour's approaches, fundamental ideas for this area of discourse will be discussed.
Lecture language is German.