This publication is the result of a symposium Decoding New Technologies in Art and Design, which took place on the 10th September 2020 at the Estonian Academy of Arts in situ and also virtually as part of the Ars Electronica Gardens online program. The main idea of the symposium and this publication is to develop an understanding and map the points of critical interest with regards to artificial intelligence (AI) and novel technological developments in general. We aim to decode the changes, new ideas, trends, and methodologies that this technology introduces into art and design. In addition, this publication presents new concepts, ideas, and dangers brought about by this developing technology, both now and in the future. In particular, we consider AI and machine learning and respond to questions such as: What can AI off er for creative communities? Is AI an aid for boosting creativity and innovation or is it replacing human creativity with automation? And what kind of impact may these computationally costly processes have on our environment?
Contributors: Varvara Guljajeva, Pau Waelder, Chris Hales, Mar Canet Solà, Jon Karvinen, Luba Elliott, Oliver Laas, Raivo Kelomees, Mauri Kaipainen, Pia Tikka, Sabine Himmelsbach.
Edited by Raivo Kelomees, Varvara Guljajeva, Oliver Laas
Copy editors: Justin Ions, Chris Hales
Design and layout: Stuudio Stuudio
176 pages, in English
Estonian Academy of Arts, 2022
ISBN 978-9916-619-63-6 (print)
ISBN 978-9916-619-64-3 (pdf)