Artfully observing the Internet & AI

A genuinely fascinating seminar at Lancaster University’s Digital Science Institute on 27 October 2017, given by Anna Munster from University of New South Wales, raised new questions for me about how artists interrogate digital phenomena. For some reason, this hadn’t struck me as so interesting before, but Anna’s interpretation of a series of carefully selected works expertly showed how art, and our responses to it, can inform a complex feeling for digital technologies that embraces and explores the qualities of ambiguity, obscurity and impenetrability that they often present: a refreshing freedom from the aims of scholarly analysis to clarify, explicate and build theories. Continue reading “Artfully observing the Internet & AI”