Professor Anna Munster (New South Wales) – Deep Aesthetics
‘Deep Aesthetics’ explores a new kind of formalism accompanying the artificial intelligence (AI) that has emerged in the wake of deep neural networking. The massive deployment of images as, for example, training datasets, as attribute sources and as discriminators to solve ‘problems’ of classification and recognition has resulted in a shift in where and how ‘value’ and ‘judgement’ are aesthetically located and construed. ‘Aestheticians’ and an ‘autopoeitic’ visual aesthetics are now issuing forth from the research and development arms of upcoming corporate players in the AI domain such as NVidia.
Introduction by Dr Olga Goriunova (RHUL):