Art or Artifice? AI and the current state of creativity

Wed

24 April

4pm - 6.30pm

ILA, the Centre for Immersive Light & Art, in partnership with the University of Adelaide’s ARC-funded research project ‘Rebooting the Muse: Post-COVID-19 sustainability in the performing arts’ invites you to the first of three workshops dedicated to dissecting the impact and future potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the creative sectors.

Does the future of AI worry or intrigue you? Join likeminded creatives and industry experts for a free workshop and public forum hosted at ILA, places are limited and require registration via this link to attend.

 

Event Schedule

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: The first 30 people to register will gain access to a special viewing of “Anomalous,” a thought-provoking and possibly alarming visual presentation on the impact of AI. Limited places available.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: A panel discussion in The Lab featuring Richie Coburn, producer of “Anomalous,” alongside Prof Tom Hajdu, Director of the University of Adelaide’s Sia Furler Institute and Chair of Creative Technologies, and Prof Anton van den Hengel, the founding Director of The Australian Institute for Machine Learning. Chaired by the renowned composer/pianist Stephen Whittington, the session aims to explore the impact of AI on the various stakeholders in the creative process, including creators/performers, audience/consumers, and administrators.

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM: The workshop will conclude with a networking session in The Lab, at ILA.

 

Pre-register to attend at 4pm in The Light Room for a special viewing of “Anomalous,” a thought provoking and possibly alarming digital art film on the developing climate of artificial intelligence and the increasingly digital work we live in. This will set the scene for a deep dive into AI’s burgeoning role in artistic innovation. This screening is limited to 30 places and requires registration into the 4pm time slot.

From 5pm to 6pm, a panel featuring luminaries such as Richie Coburn, “Anomalous” producer; Prof Tom Hajdu, Director of the University of Adelaide’s Sia Furler Institute; and Prof Anton van den Hengel, from The Australian Institute for Machine Learning, will engage in a dynamic discussion. Chaired by renowned composer and pianist Stephen Whittington, the conversation will explore AI’s multifaceted impact on creators, audiences, and the industry at large.

The workshop culminates with a networking session in The Lab from 6pm to 6.30pm, fostering connections among visual artists, writers, game designers, and performers. This networking session aims to convene a vibrant community of creatives interested in the intersection of AI and art and will showcase across The Lab’s 50sqm of LED screens how AI is being utilised across different creative domains.

Tailored to ignite curiosity and foster community within the creative industries, this workshop aims to stimulate a sector-wide conversation about the current and future roles of digital technologies, with a specific focus on AI, in shaping creative expression, production, and dissemination. This forum is the first in a series of thematic discussions presented by ILA in partnership with the University of Adelaide’s ARC-funded research project ‘Rebooting the Muse: Post-COVID-19 sustainability in the performing arts.’ Moving forward these workshops will continue to explore AI’s impact on creativity, health and wellbeing, and cultural planning and policy.

This forum is free to attend however places are limited and require registration to your preferred  the link below.


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