More Than Meets AI
Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming our culture, and the arts are no exception. This exhibition investigates the role of AI in creativity, narrative, and artistic innovation. We do so from a critically engaged perspective, celebrating the new possibilities that AI offers, while also considering its challenges and implications.
“More than Meets AI” conducts an artistic investigation of artificial intelligence and its role in creativity, narrative and artistic innovation. We do so from a critically engaged perspective, one that both engages with the new creative potentialities of AI for the arts and literature, while also considering some of the significant challenges AI poses for our culture and society, and the place of contemporary AI art in relation to historical work in electronic literature. In addition to the digital art exhibition at UC Berkeley's Worth Ryder Gallery, there will be an infrastructure tour exploring AI's and digital technologies' physical infrastructures and environmental impacts in the Bay Area.
This exhibition emerges from a Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study research project titled “Transformation and Disruption: The Challenges and Opportunities of AI for Human Creativity” (Scott Rettberg and Alex Saum, PIs) The project is focused on the aesthetic and cultural impacts of AI, and will result both in art exhibitions and research cooperation between the University of Bergen’s Center for Digital Narrative and UC Berkeley.
In 2024, an expanded version of the exhibition will be produced in Bergen with new inputs from Norwegian writers and artists. CDN and UiB will organize a research symposium on the narrative and artistic constraints and affordances of AI and produce a catalog and critical reflection on the project and its themes.
Artists in the exhibition: Birgitte Aga, Mez Breeze, Roderick Coover, Edgar Fabian Frias, Micol Hebron, Carl Hugo Hernqvist, David Jhave Johnston, Asma Kazmi, Alison Knowles, Alinta Krauth, KairUs (Linda Kronman and Andreas Zingerle), Patrick Lichty, Theo Lutz, Talan Memmott, Avital Meshi, Jill Miller, Coral Manton, Nick Montfort, Jason Nelson, Eamon O'Kane, Mario de la Ossa, Sonja Rappaport, Scott Rettberg, Mario Santamaria, Alex Saum, Sasha Stiles, and Victor H. Yngve.