ONLINE: Vortragsreihe Freie Kunst - Matteo Pasquinelli & Vladan Joler

Matteo Pasquinelli & Vladan Joler - The Nooscope Manifested / AI as Instrument of Knowledge Extractivism

Lectureseries / 07.05.2020

Due to Covid-19 the lecturew is postponed to an (half)public online version on May 07th, 2020.

"The Nooscope is a cartography of the limits of artificial intelligence, intended as a provocation to both computer science and the humanities. Any map is a partial perspective, a way to provoke debate. Similarly, this map is a manifesto — of AI dissidents."

In their talk Matteo Pasquinelli and Vladan Joler will challenge the ideological status of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an ‚intelligent machine‘ and trace how it works and how it fails. The talk addresses crucial problems like algorithmic bias, machine learning and knowledge extractivism at a pivotal moment, when ever more areas and activities become accessible to algorithmic governance and automation. The Nooscope is a visual manifesto of AI as instrument of knowledge extractivism. The large diagram and essay by Matteo Pasquinelli and Vladan Joler were first published on May Day 2020 and can be browsed online or downloaded in PDF format and printed on a large scale. The Nooscope serves as a critical tool for AI studies and also as an experiment in academic publication.

(the talk will be in english)

07.05.2020, 6.30 pm

Internal access:
Click Link - Like it is known via Hfk-Teamsaccount.

External access (just via Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer):
Click Link - Click Option "Stattdessen im Web teilnehmen" - set a name - mute microphone (right switcher/shifter in the window) - Click "Jetzt teilnehmen" - Waiting till moderation let you in.


Matteo Pasquinelli (PhD) is Professor in Media Philosophy at the University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, where he is coordinating the research group on Artificial Intelligence and Media Philosophy KIM. He recently edited the anthology Alleys of Your Mind: Augmented Intelligence and Its Traumas (Meson Press) among other books. His research focuses the intersection of cognitive sciences, digital economy and machine intelligence. For Verso Books he is preparing a monograph provisionally titled The Eye of the Master: Capital as Computation and Cognition.

Vladan Joler is Professor at the Academy of Arts of the University of Novi Sad and founder of SHARE Foundation. He is leading SHARE Lab, a research and investigation lab that explores the technical and social aspects of algorithmic transparency, digital labor exploitation, invisible infrastructures, and technological black boxes.


Credit: Diagram of Nooscope

Nooscope 01.gif

Credit: On the the invention of metaphors as instrument of knowledge
Emanuele Tesauro, Il canocchiale aristotelico [The
Aristotelian Telescope], frontispiece of the 1670 edition, Turin.

ONLINE: Vortragsreihe Freie Kunst - Matteo Pasquinelli & Vladan Joler


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