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- About us
- Artificial Creativity virtual conference
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- Co-becoming in the Pluriverse (seminar 3)
- Collaborative Engagement in Academia: The Ethics of Activist Research in Times of Repressive Migration Politics
- Convergences and ReImaginings: Situating the Black Lives Matter Movement (Session 1)
- Convergences and ReImaginings: Situating the Black Lives Matter Movement (Session 2)
- Convergences and ReImaginings: Situating the Black Lives Matter Movement (Session 3)
- Convergences and ReImaginings: Situating the Black Lives Matter Movement (Session 4)
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- Data Society Research Seminar: Participatory engagement in museums
- Dissertation defence - Anuradha Reddy
- Dissertation defence – Sarah Waldie
- Dissertation: Fahad Bakitian
- Future making in the public sector: Transition, design and organizational learning
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- How can we imagine a future for integration?
- IMISCOE PhD Lead Workshop on Norms and Values
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- Introduction to the practice of Research Data Management
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- Migration seminar: The 2015 EU-Africa Joint Valletta Action Plan on Immigration: A Parable of Complex Interdependence
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- Reimagining Hope
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- Storytelling of the Future with Kalle Lind
- Strategic choices for scholarly publication
- Tales of a city
- The 10th International Conference on the Internet of Things
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- The Migration Society 2.0: Beyond National Identity: Shared Membership, Deservingness, and Inclusive Solidarity in Diverse Societies
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- ‘Feminist Killjoy’ Sara Ahmed to be appointed new honorary doctor at Malmö University
- 110 million in funding for new research on biopharmaceuticals
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- Addressing existential loneliness from a healthcare perspective
- Anonymous 10 million kronor donation received to boost higher education in Malmö
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- Are 3D printed teeth the future of oral health?
- Are we at home using smart devices, or are they using us?
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- Artist takes research out from under the microscope
- Berlin artist first artist-in-residence
- Biofilms research centre awarded funding for five new projects
- Can a plaster detect cancer?
- Cognitive decline and periodontitis
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- Congratulations to Therése Nordström on this year's award for collaboration
- Criminology student nominated for the Global Swede Award
- Designing a sustainable future
- Digital start to autumn semester
- Do we need more flexible IoT systems?
- Europe needs to mobilise politically for more open borders, says visiting researcher
- Every tenth pregnant woman experiences depressive symptoms and many go undetected and without treatment
- Everyday technology and AI could improve health
- Evolution and everyday stress have led to disproportionate suffering among women
- Existential loneliness experienced by the old and frail explored
- Exploring how history is created on the internet
- First in the world to use ‘peace metal’ in doctoral rings
- Forging security and participation in vulnerable city areas
- Free app to help reduce hospital visits developed
- Good intentions risk hurting young girls
- Graduate develops the world's first recycled plastic earplug
- Guidelines for paediatric dental pain relief are needed, says researcher
- Harsh realities of bullied nurses the same around the world
- How different are Sweden and Denmark when it comes to immigration policies?
- Hunting down the bacteria that may predict tooth loss
- In Spain, personal care depends on migration
- Inclusive Biofilms workshop celebrates patient-focussed researcher
- Increase in the number of applicants to Malmö University
- Infection sensors in wound dressings may become a reality
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- Malmö academics tweet their way into regional top 100 social media ranking
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- Malmö University conductor appointed professor at prominent Ukrainian music academy
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- Malmö University’s Nightingale mentoring programme migrates across Europe
- Memories of sexual assault can surface at the dentist's
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- New cultural master’s programme hopes to create a sense of community
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- Replicating nature’s lubricant
- Research details the time of the Black Panthers in Scandinavia
- Research on biobarriers to receive millions in funding
- Scientists go to Sudan to study the human impact on the front line of climate change
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- Six jobs that can’t be stolen by robots
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- Taking steps towards equality — but is it enough?
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- The biological power source in our blood
- The complications of class… and coffee
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- The troubles facing Syrian refugees wanting to return home
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Artificial Creativity virtual conference
The Artificial Creativity virtual conference aims to stir a discussion about the cultural, societal and ethical aspects of artworks featuring A.I. or robots engaged in creative production. The conference dates are 19–20 November 2020 and it is hosted by the research lab Medea, the School of Arts and Communication, and the Data Society research programme – all at Malmö University, Sweden. The conference has received generous support from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
The keynote speakers are: Professor Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths University, UK), Dr. habil. Andreas Broeckmann (Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany), and Professor Mark Amerika (University of Colorado, US). The conference will also feature a virtual exhibition supported by Mozilla’s Hubs. Amongst other content, the exhibition will feature the latest works of the artist Justine Emard (France).
Time zone UTC+1. Please use the World Time Buddy to calculate what this time equals where you are.
Welcome note from the conference organisers and Rebecka Lettevall, Dean of the Faculty of Culture and Society.
Andreas Broeckmann keynote, "Robots versus Machines"
Parallel session: Theory I
- Layers of Imagination (Galit Wellner)
Computational Creativity: A Philosophical Study (Nevena Ivanova)
Reflections on machine situationism (Anna Olszewska)
Parallel session: Creative labour, copyright, and automation
- Copyright and Artificial Intelligence (Johan Axhamn)
Beauty is in the Eye of Algorithm: Artificial intelligence and creative labour (Lindsay Balfour)
Assembling Creative Work Futures: Automation and Portfolio Working in the Creative Economy (Daniel Ashton)
GANs and artistic tools
- Collaborative Artistic Production With Generative Adversarial Network (Peter Nelson, Daniel Shanken, Roberto Alonso Trillo, François Mouillot, Mathis Antony, Ryan Au, Maya Duan)
- AI-Urban-Sketching in the Age of COVID-19 (Immanuel Koh)
- Sherlock Frankenstein: Transmedia Character Design with AI Breeding Tools (Christopher Maraffi)
Mark Amerika keynote, "Fatal Error: Artificial Creative Intelligence (ACI)"
Parallel session: Modalities: Games, Film, and Performance
- Ghost in the (Hollywood) machine: emergent applications of artificial intelligence in the film industry (Pei-Sze Chow)
Continuous Contributions of Artificial Agents in Performance Regarding Static Artefacts (Luís Arandas, Mick Grierson & Miguel Carvalhais)
Agency and Automation in Digital Game Production (Aleena Chia)
Parallel session: Creative writing and postdigital art
- Authorship of fictional texts generated by AI (Inês Rebanda Coelho)
- Do GPT-2s Dream of Electric Poetry? (Brad Gallagher)
Time zone UTC+1. Please use the World Time Buddy to calculate what this time equals where you are.
Welcome note from the conference organisers
Parallel session: Theory II
- Post-creativity and AI: Reverse-Engineering our Conceptual Landscapes of Creativity (Jan Løhmann Stephensen)
Creativity, AI and the Art Washing of Machine Learning (Conor McGarrigle)
What role can AI play in the creation and study of art? (Amanda Wasielewski)
Parallel session: Algorithmic composition, sound, and soundscapes
- Artificial Synaesthesia: An exploration of machine learning image synthesis for soundscape audio visualisation (Stacey Willcox)
- Designing Endemic Robots: An Experiment in Sound (David Kadish)
- Spectral and Procedural: A Perspective on Artificial Creativity Through Computational Art (Miguel Carvalhais & Rosemary Lee)
Joanna Zylinska keynote, "Beyond Machine Vision: How to Build a Non-Trivial Perception Machine"
Parallel session: Sound, digital assistants and visualisations
- What is the Art in Artificial Intelligence? (Renée Ridgway)
Ambii: An Ambient & Non-Anthropomorphic Digital Assistant (Kelly B. Wangman)
Downstream: New Developments in Algorithmic Composition and Music Streaming (Julian Muia)
Parallel session: Art perspectives
- Narrow AI results in narrow creativity: Concepts of creative process in a decade’s perspective from media to art (Katalin Fehér)
- Art can shape how AI is governed (Valentine Goddard)
- AI and The Limits of Human Creativity (Neil Leach)
Wrap-up and goodbye
Technical guidelines for the production of the video
NB! The deadline for submitting your pre-recorded video presentatation is 1 November 2020. Please also note that only registered participants with an accepted abstract may submit a video – that is, we do not accept unsolicited proposals.
1. Recording equipment and editing
Video: You may record your presentation with a DSLR camera, a webcam, a handycam or even a smartphone. Use the highest quality video settings. You may use any screen-capturing software such as Snagit or Camtasia.
Audio: It is highly recommended that you use an external microphone to record the voice over. Ensure that you record the audio in a quiet space with no background noises.
Editing: You may use any editing software to edit your film.
2. Technical specifications for the video
Please consider the following technical specifications for your video:
- File format: preferably .mp4 encoded with H264 or H265
- Resolution: at least 720p
- Framerate: 24 to 30 fps
- The output file size should not exceed 2GB
- The maximum duration of a video is 12 minutes
3. Visual style
- We highly recommend that you avoid recording a video with only a "talking head".
- When recording yourself talking to the camera, please frame above the shoulders and record with the camera aligned to the eyes. Make sure there are no windows or other bright light behind you.
- You are encouraged to include slides, graphics, photographs, film material, etc. to support your presentation. Make sure to only use material that you have permission to use. If you are using a visual material found on the internet, please credit your sources.
- Make sure to include the full reference of the academic material you are quoting, either in the section of the video where you are mentioning it, or at the very end of the video in a form of a reference list.
Please consider subtitling your video in English. Subtitles should be provided in a separate file (an .srt file) and should not be "burned" into the video. If you don't know how to create subtitles, ask your communications department and they should be able to help you. An easy solution to add and edit subtitles is by using YouTube's subtitling service (see this how-to guide).
5. Upload video no later than 1 November 2020
We recommend using WeTransfer for uploading your video and the subtitle file. Please test the file download before submitting the link. You submit the link by email to Bojana Romic (see below for contact details).
In you have serious problems, contact the conference organisers as early as possible. However, kindly note that we do not have the ability to assist you with the actual production of your video. It is entirely the authors’ responsibility to create, upload and submit the video as per the guidelines provided here.
Call for abstracts
Artificial Creativity virtual conference
19–20 November 2020
- Online (hosted by Malmö University, Sweden)
- Deadline for abstracts: 15 August 2020
- Notification of acceptance: 1 September 2020
The Artificial Creativity conference aims to stir a discussion about the cultural, societal and ethical aspects of artworks featuring A.I. or robots engaged in creative production.
We encourage submissions regarding ongoing research about creative embodied robots (i.e. robotic systems that use physical brushes, pencils, etc. to make their artefacts), but do welcome any inquiries concerning the use of A.I. and deep learning in the production of novel artefacts. The notion of a "robotic system" above may include different types of embodied agents such as an appropriated industrial arm, swarm, drone, etc.
We also welcome submissions that critically challenge contested terms, such as "creativity", "artificial intelligence" and our playful conference title "artificial creativity".
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
- Creative robotics and/or A.I.
- Ethical questions regarding authorship in computational art
- The analysis of media discourses about creative A.I.
- Human-robot collaboration in the process of cultural production
- Robots and performative arts
- Cultural imaginaries about creative artificial agents
- Design approaches to creative robotics
The keynote speakers are: Professor Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths University, UK), Dr. habil. Andreas Broeckmann (Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany), and Professor Mark Amerika (University of Colorado, US).
The online conference will feature a virtual exhibition supported by Mozilla’s Hubs. Amongst other content, the exhibition will feature the latest works of the artist Justine Emard (France).
The call for abstracts invites researchers from different areas of expertise, including but not limited to: creative arts research, humanities, human-robot interaction (HRI), art history, media and communication, ethics of technology, design anthropology, social sciences, gender studies, posthumanism, voice interface design, and science and technology studies (STS).
The discussion around the Artificial Creativity theme will continue in a special issue in Transformations, an open access peer-reviewed journal, in 2021.
Please submit a 500-word abstract (excluding references) to Dr. Bojana Romic: email@example.com before 15 August 2020.
- The name(s) of the author(s)
- The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
- The e-mail address, and telephone number(s) of the corresponding author
- Your time zone
If using any pictures in your abstract, please do not include more than three. If you are experimenting with creative A.I. or robots and want to include some recordings to our virtual exhibition, please indicate that in the abstract. This, however, will not be a criterion for acceptance.
The notification of acceptance is 1 September 2020.
The Artificial Creativity conference is free of charge for all participants. It is hosted by the research lab Medea, School of Arts and Communication, and the Data Society research programme – all at Malmö University, Sweden. The conference has received generous support from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Sweden.