19 May, 20:00 CEST
The Hmm ON Co-Creation with AI
AI technologies have been around for a long time, but it is only recently that we’ve had a chance to experience some of these tools ourselves in our daily lives. ChatGPT, an advanced and exponentially popular AI chatbot has helped us write code, made crochet patterns, written cover letters for job applications, and given us ideas for home-cooked meals. Similarly, AI image generators such as DALL-E and Midjourney have helped make illustrations for texts, put art on our walls, and created hilarious memes. Now that we have had the opportunity to personally collaborate with AI through these image, text and audio generating tools, ethical and socio-political questions have started to surface about what it means to co-create with AI. How will these advancements in AI technologies reshape and reconfigure our daily lives?
During this special full day program it is time to reflect on AI and take on some new approaches to co-creation. Join us for a workshop with artist, researcher, and filmmaker Martijn van Boven, followed by an evening prompt battle and lecture with Mariana Fernández Mora and Liza Federmesser.
Evening Program: Prompt Battle & Lecture
Ever thought to combine the joy of generating images with the thrill of a rap battle? Enter the prompt battle. Instead of coming up with pulverising bars about your opponent, a prompt battle challenges you to generate an image using AI text-to-image software that goes way harder than your rival’s. During this event seven artists, designers, writers, and researchers, and one lucky member from the audience, will battle it out on stage to see who can create the most original, funniest, or weirdest AI generated image. Before the onslaught of prompts begins, we will have a lecture by researcher Mariana Fernández Mora. She will speak on AI and intimacy, co-writing with algorithms and the notion of co-production of knowledge with large-scale language models. Mariana’s talk will be accompanied by ad-lib prompted slides by Liza Federmesser.
This program will be live-streamed, so join us at SPUI25 or from the comfort of your home. If you join us on-site you can enter the lottery to participate in the prompt battle and test out your own skills.
🗓 Date: Friday 19 May 2023
⏰ Doors open: 7:30PM CEST
🕗 Program starts: 8PM CEST
📍 Location: SPUI25, 1012 XA, Amsterdam
🎟 Tickets: on-site €8,- / on-site student discount €5,- / online livestream €5 – / evening program and workshop €20
👀 Watch back our event here: https://live.thehmm.nl/CoCreation-AI-Pr0mptB4ttle
The Hmm ON …
The Hmm ON is a series of hybrid focus events in which we reflect on playful, serious, and sometimes disturbing developments in internet culture.
💜 This event is developed by The Hmm in partnership with the Institute of Network Cultures, and is kindly supported by the Creative Industries fund and Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.
The Prompt Battle Format was originally developed by Florian A. Schmidt & Sebastian Schmieg with the design students at HTW Dresden. For more info see promptbattle.com.
Mariana Fernández Mora
Mariana Fernandez is an artist, writer, researcher, feminist and the current editor at ARIAS Amsterdam and leading the A.I. thematic line over there. Her practice intersects the fields of performance, linguistics and technology. She is fascinated by fictional archives, piles of stuff, hedges, memes, guinea pigs and PowerPoints.
Currently, she is focused on researching A.I., language and our intimate and sometimes problematic relationship with technology. Link
Elizaveta Federmesser is an artist, researcher and creative consultant. She sees fashion as a perfect medium for both storytelling and cultural analysis. Elizaveta is now creating digital world scenarios where the influence of new technologies on the future of popular culture is questioned. She’ll be joining us tonight creating live, AI generated slides for Mariana’s talk. Link
Prompt Battle Participants
To battle it out on stage tonight, we’ve brought together a special group of artists, researchers, and designers. We’ll get to witness the prompting skills of artist, designer, and educator Soyun Park, interdisciplinary artist Tewa Barnosa, multimedia artist and polyglot Salim Bayri, researcher and digital artist Ray Dolitsay, designer Casper Schipper, artist and designer Naomi Hubèrt, and designer of objects you don’t really need Jippe Liefbroer.