Mikaela Steby Stenfalk & Sjoerd ter Borg, Aesthetics of Exclusion (c)

Expedition meetup #4

17 October 2019 - 12:00-13:30

Imagine a place that’s a lot like Earth…
we’ll call it planet B

During the monthly planet B meetings, scientists, artists and citizens are invited to have a dialogue about the social and ecological challenges of our time.

The starting point of each meeting is the artistic work in progress of artists whose research is focused on these challenges. Meetup #4 will take place on Thursday 17 October, at our outpost at Amsterdam Science Park.

In this meetup we feature Aesthetics of Exclusion, a collaborative design research project. They question how we can use computer vision techniques and machine learning to explore and analyse aesthetical styles that relate with gentrification in StreetView archives and Instagram.

During the meetup, the collective will show experiments and works in progress that focus on the representations of Amsterdam bar culture on Instagram. We will also look at GAN’s (Generative Adversarial Networks) that are trained on Amsterdam Streetview imagery with the aim to transform inputted Streetview images back and forth between the past, present and future. 

Programme expedition meetup #4

12:00 – 12:30 Doors open & lunch 
12:30 – 12:45 Presentation Jan Heijn about “Bots with an Attitude”
12:45 – 13:30 Presentation by Aesthetics of Exclusion

Register here for the meetup

This meetup is part of the AI Culture Lab, the first expedition organised as part of the planet B mission. The AI Culture lab sets out to explore the role and potential of AI in our shared futures, understanding AI systems both as technological and cultural phenomena.