AI, Photography and I
Professor Joanna Zylinska
Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies
Goldsmiths, University of London
Picking up some threads from her newly published book, AI Art: Machine Visions and Warped Dreams (2020), Professor Joanna Zylinska will interrogate our modes of understanding photography and other forms of image-making in the age of artificial intelligence. She will also probe the algorithmic aspect of subjectivity and vision, across species and time scales. The lecture will feature a project from Joanna’s photographic practice titled ‘A View from the Window’ which examines digital labour today, a time when we are all placed behind windows and screens.
Joanna Zylinska is a writer, lecturer, artist, curator, and – according to the ImageNet Roulette’s algorithm – a ‘mediatrix’. She is Professor of New Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. The author of a number of books on art, philosophy and technology – including The End of Man: A Feminist Counterapocalypse (University of Minnesota Press, 2018) and Nonhuman Photography (MIT Press, 2017) – she is also involved in more experimental and collaborative publishing projects. Her own art practice engages with different kinds of image-based media.
David Vilaseca Memorial Lecture