Dust and Data – The Art of Curating in the Age of Artificial Intelligence


An Artistic Research Project on Curating Digital / Digitized Collections in Analogue Spaces.


Artificial intelligence and machine learning are both, a challenge and a chance for today’s museums and their growing digital collections. „Dust and Data – The Art of Curating in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” (DAD) as a 2-years artistic research project strives to explore the curatorial potential of artificial intelligence within a set of co-operations with several museum institutions. DAD is located at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna and the Institute of Computational Perception, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz. During the first nine month, DAD was also located at the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI). DAD is funded by the FWF PEEK-program.

André Malraux: “And where is the ashtray?” Source: Maurice Jarnoux/Paris Match via Getty Images

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Research

Aims, goals and methods of the project.

Spaces

A series of interlooping “spaces“ using “workshopping“ as a method

Case Studies

Museums and collections we are working with.

Team

An interdisciplinary team consisting of curators, ai-experts and architects

”If curating is all about rule-breaking, how can an algorithm be creative?”

–Niko Wahl