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Photo story about exhibition opening

The art blogger eSeL published a photo story about the opening night of our project presentation.

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Opening of “Dust and Data. Artificial Intelligence im Museum” at Volkskundemuseum Wien

Our final PRESENTATION SPACE called „Dust and Data. Artificial Intelligence im Museum“ will start on Tuesday, the 8th of June 2021.

The opening of this 3 month exhibition can be attended online at the 8th of June, 19.00 in a ZOOM lifestream (in German only). Please register at the Volkskundemuseum Wien to get the link. You can also join in person from 19.30-21.00 directly at the museum (Laudongasse 15–19, 1080 Vienna). 

We are very much looking forward to presenting our results and ongoing work on the art of curating in the age of Artificial Intelligence. We hope to see many of you at the opening or during the run-time of the exhibition.

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Dust and Data cooperation featured at Belvedere website

Our ongoing cooperation with the Belvedere now has its own entry at their website. See our previous blog posts concerning results for this DAD case study [1,2,3,4], as well as the following publication:

Flexer A.: Discovering X Degrees of Keyword Separation in a Fine Arts Collection, in Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Machine Learning, Machine Learning for Media Discovery Workshop, Vienna, Austria, PMLR 108, 2020.

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DAD at the “Artificial Intelligence?” exhibition of the TMW

The Technical Museum Vienna (TMW) has just opened their new exhibition on “Artificial Intelligence?”, where a robot invites you to come on a journey through the history of AI.

This includes a model of a weaving loom programmable by punch cards or a transparent model of the human brain.

There are also interactive stations e.g. trying to guess your emotional status via camera, which is appearantly not easy with visitors wearing masks due to COVID-19. You can also try to teach a dog/cat classifier by showing it respective pictures.

The top floor is dedicated to the intersection of AI and the Arts, concentrating on music, literature and visual arts.

This is also where our robot “curator” Dusty as well as our exploration of automatic colorization of classic statues is being featured.

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“Der Kurator ist eine Maschine”

Austrian newspaper Kurier published an article about using machine learning to curate museum collections, mentioning our DUST AND DATA project (in German, behind paywall).

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Mid-term Conclusive Space in Drosendorf

The DUST AND DATA team evaluated their progress and current status in a one week workshop at Drosendorf (Lower Austria). We also planned the second year of the project including concrete next steps for our three Case Studies: the Glyptothek of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, the Volkskundemuseum Wien and the Belvedere.