This article introduces the special section #Intelligence, which includes seven essays addressing the impact of artificial intelligence on cinema and media from a cultural perspective. More particularly, three levels of pertinence are focused on. For the first level, selected papers analyse several representations of non-human intelligence confronted with human intelligence, as provided by film, television series, and video games. On the second level, a set of mutual functioning dynamics between AI and the media are identified and scrutinised. On the third level, the contributing authors consider how AI algorithms lead cinema and media theory to deeply rethink its assumptions about creating and viewing moving images.
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In order to understand artificial intelligence an approach called critical re-modelling operating within commonist media practice might be useful. Critical re-modelling builds on media archaeology, cognitive mapping, countervisuality, and critical theory; while commonist media practise is framed as a cyborgian approach à la Donna Haraway, critically inquiring and applying computational models. Selected works of art by Rybn, Algolit, and Tactical Tech provide concrete examples of critical re-modelling. The article concludes by arguing that the wider educational implications in humanities-driven scholarship of media cultures need to be reconsidered, in case commonist media practice seriously want to participate in the coming societal transformations of this decade.
https://www.necsus-ejms.org/wp-content/uploads/Necsus-01.png 0 0 Greg DeCuir https://www.necsus-ejms.org/wp-content/uploads/Necsus-01.png Greg DeCuir2018-07-31 16:21:232018-07-31 16:21:23The instability of the digital archive: How to deal with pixels by hand
by Jonathan Larcher and Leyokki How does creative research in the film and digital arts, which captures the archives and practices of found footage, confront the possibilities, limits, constraints, political issues and criticism of resolution? With the multiplication of formats – unlike the MP3 ‘the most common form in which recorded sound is available today’,[i] […]