Computer science theme hyperlinks artwork exhibitions at Derby QUAD

Deep Meditation by Memo Akten.
Deep Meditation by Memo Akten.

The solo shows by Memo Akten and Mimi Ọnụọha depict the gathering and use of information, machine studying and the way people and machines enter and interpret information to view the world in scientific, non secular and deeply private methods.

Deep Meditations: A short historical past of virtually every thing in 60 minutes by Memo Akten is a monument that celebrates life, nature, the universe and our subjective expertise of it. The work invitations us on a non secular journey via the sluggish, meditative, repeatedly evolving photographs and sounds, instructed via the creativeness of a deep synthetic neural community.

Us, Aggregated by Mimi Ọnụọha combines three artworks utilizing Google’s reverse-image search algorithms, to trace at questions of energy, group and id. The works embody: The Future Is Here! which examines the method of dataset creation, teasing out the myths and actuality of the labour behind machine studying, which is usually performed within the poorest components of the world.

Mimi’s creation In Absentia is predicated on an occasion within the early 1900s, when sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois was requested by the US authorities to conduct analysis on black rural life in Alabama, analysis that was by no means revealed. Ọnụọha asks “How many find their work halted not by lack of data, but by an unwillingness to hear?”, “What is our responsibility both to listen and advocate for racial justice?”

Her third piece, A People’s Guide to AI, opens up dialog round demystifying Artificial Intelligence. Visitors can obtain a free digital copy of the guide through a QR code within the gallery.

In QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces, Tom Ok. Kemp’s Napoleon Complex combines a tabletop role-playing recreation, improvised filmmaking and an animated CGI Emperor Moth to relate the big and small scale penalties of climate modelling algorithms and world disaster insurance coverage.

All three exhibitions may be considered till January 24, 2021, and are free to go to. The two galleries are open from 11am to 5pm, aside from Sunday when the gallery opens at noon. QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces opens from 10am to 9pm.


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