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Lagerkvist, A. & Reimer, B. (2023). Bothering the binaries: unruly AI futures of hauntings and hope at the limit. In: Lindgren, Simon (Ed.), Handbook of Critical Studies of Artificial Intelligence: (pp. 199-208). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing
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2023 (English)In: Handbook of Critical Studies of Artificial Intelligence / [ed] Lindgren, Simon, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023, p. 199-208Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

AI is not only a technology but also a powerful story about the latent future present. This narrative assemblage is visible across domains of industry, policy, academia, and debate. Characteristically, it bifurcates into binaries of possibility versus risk, augmentation versus replacement, and so on. This calls for a renewed critique. In this chapter, we argue for the importance of bothering these binaries by re-thinking AI as anticipatory existential media that allows for the unexpected, the impredicative, and the uncanny. Three voices from the continental tradition of philosophy offer possibilities for pluralizing the AI imaginary. Jaspers’ existentiality brings the reality of the vulnerabilities of the present digital limit situation to the fore, requiring response; Derrida’s hauntings allow the past to return as friendly and wise ghosts; and Bloch’s hopefulness challenges the inevitability of the processes at hand. Together, they allow us to reimagine more unruly AI futures in fruitful and urgent ways.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023
Keywords
AI, Futures, Existential media, Anticipation, Hauntings, Hope
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-66194 (URN)10.4337/9781803928562.00023 (DOI)2-s2.0-85179342288 (Scopus ID)9781803928555 (ISBN)9781803928562 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-03-03 Created: 2024-03-03 Last updated: 2024-04-17Bibliographically approved
Cory, E. & Reimer, B. (2023). Echoes of the Club: Affective Materiality & Vinyl Records as Boundary Objects. Riffs: A Popular Music Journal, 6(2)
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2023 (English)In: Riffs: A Popular Music Journal, ISSN 2513-8537, Vol. 6, no 2Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Birmingham City University, 2023
Keywords
music, materiality, affect, vinyl record
National Category
Music
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-59213 (URN)
Available from: 2023-04-14 Created: 2023-04-14 Last updated: 2023-04-28Bibliographically approved
Henriksen, L., Reimer, B. & Romic, B. (2022). Lively Media Technologies: Ethics, Monsters and New Imaginaries for the Future. In: : . Paper presented at European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) Conference: Politics of Technoscientific Futures, Madrid, 6-9 juli 2022.
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2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

With this paper, we suggest a new ethical and conceptual framework for how to enter into companionships with digital technologies and digital creations in an increasingly media dominated society. We argue that such a framework is needed, as recent developments within digital technologies have sparked cultural anxieties concerning the agency and liveliness of such technologies to the extent of creating popular imaginaries of “technologies-as-monsters” (Suchman 2018). Examples of such imaginaries of monstrous technologies can be found within contemporary popular culture, but the ties between the monster and technological developments have a much longer history and have been explored within literature and art for centuries, the most notable example being Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus (1818/2003). Using discourse and textual analysis, as well as Monster Studies and Feminist Posthumanism, we investigate the legacy of the cultural and scientific imaginary of technologies-as-monsters, and the role played by media in transporting these imaginaries (Jasanoff, 2015). We offer an analysis of contemporary science fiction narratives across media – such as TV, film and novels – and discuss how they influence imaginaries of the technologies of the future. We also propose new methods based on creative writing for rethinking and retelling stories of future co-existence and companionship with techno-monsters. 

References

Jasanoff, Sheila (2015) “Future imperfect: Science, Technology, and the Imaginations of Modernity”, pp. 1-34 in Sheila Jasanoff and Sang-Hyun Kim (eds.) Dreamscapes of Modernity. Sociotechnical Imaginaries and the Fabrication of Power. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Shelley, Mary (1818/2003) Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus. London: Penguin.

Suchman, Lucy (2018) “Frankenstein’s Problem”, pp. 13-18 in Ulrike Schultze, Margunn Aanestad, Magnus Mähring, Carsten Østerlund and Kai Riemer (eds.) Living with Monsters? Social Implications of Algorithmic Phenomena, Hybrid Agency, and the Performativity of Technology. Cham: Springer.

Keywords
Media, Futures, Monsters, Lively Technologies
National Category
Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56524 (URN)
Conference
European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) Conference: Politics of Technoscientific Futures, Madrid, 6-9 juli 2022
Available from: 2022-12-10 Created: 2022-12-10 Last updated: 2023-05-03Bibliographically approved
(2020). Artificial Creativity.
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2020 (English)Other (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The Artificial Creativity virtual conference aimed to stir a discussion about the cultural, societal and ethical aspects of artworks featuring artificial intelligence or robots engaged in creative production. The conference dates were 19–20 November 2020 and it was 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 received generous support from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

Videos of keynotes and some participant presentations are available through Malmö University's video repository, MaU Play: https://play.mau.se/playlist/details/0_dvsr6i1f

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr. habil. Andreas Broeckmann (Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany). "Robots versus Machines".
  • Professor Mark Amerika (University of Colorado, US). "Fatal Error: Artificial Creative Intelligence (ACI)".
  • Professor Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths University, UK). "Beyond Machine Vision: How to Build a Non-Trivial Perception Machine".

Participants:

  • Arandas, Luís, Mick Grierson, and Miguel Carvalhais. "Continuous Contributions of Artificial Agents in Performance Regarding Static Artefacts".
  • Ashton, Daniel. "Assembling Creative Work Futures: Automation and Portfolio Working in the Creative Economy".
  • Axhamn, Johan. "EU Copyright Law and AI".
  • Balfour, Lindsay. "Beauty is in the Eye of the Algorithm: Artificially Intelligent Creativity and its Ethical Implications".
  • Carvalhais, Miguel and Rosemary Lee. "Spectral and Procedural: A Perspective on Artificial Creativity Through Computational Art".
  • Chia, Aleena. "Agency and Automation in Digital Game Production".
  • Chow, Pei-Sze. "Ghost in the (Hollywood) machine: emergent applications of artificial intelligence in the film industry".
  • Coelho, Inês Rebanda. "Authorship of fictional texts generated by AI".
  • Feher, Katalin. "Narrow AI results in narrow creativity: Concepts of creative process in a decade’s perspective from media to art".
  • Gallagher, Brad. "Do GPT-2s Dream of Electric Poetry?"
  • Goddard, Valentine. "Art can shape how AI is governed".
  • Ivanova, Nevena. "Computational Creativity: A Philosophical Study".
  • Kadish, David. "Designing Endemic Robots: An Experiment in Sound".
  • Koh, Immanuel. "AI-Urban-Sketching in the Age of COVID-19".
  • Leach, Neil. "AI and The Limits of Human Creativity".
  • Maraffi, Christopher. "Sherlock Frankenstein: Transmedia Character Design with AI Breeding Tools".
  • McGarrigle, Conor. "Art Washing Machine Learning".
  • Muia, Julian. "Downstream: New Developments in Algorithmic Composition and Music Streaming".
  • Olszewska, Anna. "Reflections on machine situationism".
  • Stephensen, Jan Løhmann. "Artificial Creativity, Anthropocentrism and Post-Creativity – The Political Stakes".
  • Trillo, Roberto Alonso, Peter Nelson, Daniel Shanken, François Mouillot, Mathis Antony, Ryan Au, and Maya Duan. "Collaborative Artistic Production Using Generative Adversarial Networks".
  • Wagman, Kelly B. "Ambii: An Ambient & Non-Anthropomorphic Digital Assistant".
  • Wasielewski, Amanda. "What role can AI play in the creation and study of art?"
  • Wellner, Galit. "Layers of Imagination".
  • Willcox, Stacey. "Artificial Synaesthesia: An exploration of machine learning image synthesis for soundscape audio visualisation".

The conference also featured a virtual exhibition in Mozilla's Hubs with the following presentations:

  • Emard, Justine. "Supraorganism"
  • Partadiredja, Reza Arkan, Davor Ljubenkov, and Carlos Alejandro Entrena Serrano. "AI or Human?"
  • Goddard, Valentine. "Introducing the 'AI on a Social Mission' conference".

The virtual exhibition was produced by Maria Engberg and Jay David Bolter within the research project "Virtual conferencing to promote research and scholarly exchange during the current pandemic and possible future disruptions".

Keywords
artificial intelligence
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-36965 (URN)
Projects
The Robot as a Technocultural Icon (RoboIcons)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2020-11-26 Created: 2020-11-26 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Hillgren, P.-A., Lindström, K., Strange, M., Witmer, H., Chronaki, A., Ehn, P., . . . Westerlaken, M. (2020). Glossary: Collaborative Future-Making.
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2020 (English)Other (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Collaborative Future-Making is a research platform at the Faculty of Culture and Society at Malmö University that is concerned with how to envision, elaborate and prototype multiple, inclusive, and sustainable futures. The platform gathers around 20 researchers that share a methodological interest in how critical perspectives from the humanities and social sciences can be combined with the constructive and collaborative aspects of making and prototyping in design research.

The research centers around two major themes:

  • Critical imagination​, which focuses on how basic assumptions, norms and structures can be challenged to widen the perspectives on what can constitute socially, culturally, ecologically and economically sustainable and resilient futures.
  • Collaborative engagements​, which focuses on how we can set up more inclusive collaborations to prototype and discuss alternative futures, engaging not only professionals and policy makers but also citizens and civil society.

During 2019 the research group set out to make a shared glossary for collaborative future-making. The glossary is multiple in purpose and exists in several versions. Hopefully there will be more to come. At first, the making and articulation of the glossary was used within the research group as an exercise to share concepts that we found central to collaborative future-making, coming from different disciplines. This published version of the glossary was assembled to be used during a workshop called ​Imagining Collaborative Future-Making,​ which gathered a group of international researchers from different disciplines.

The collection of concepts reflects the heterogeneous and diverse character of the research group and a strong belief in that plurality regarding ontologies and epistemologies will be crucial to be able to handle the multiple uncertainties and complex challenges we have to face in the future. Some of the concepts are already well established within different research communities, but gain a specific meaning in relation to the research area. Others are more preliminary attempts to advance our understanding or probe into new potential practices within collaborative future-making. In that sense the concepts in the glossary are well situated and grounded in past and ongoing research within this research group, at the same time as they are meant to suggest, propose and point towards practices and approaches yet to come.

The concepts in this glossary are not only meant to be descriptive but also performative. In that sense, assembling and circulating this glossary is part of collaborative future-making. As pointed out by Michelle Westerlaken in her articulation of “Doing Concepts” (see page 15), “...without proposing, critiquing, or working towards a common or uncommon understanding of certain concepts, it becomes impossible to ‘make futures’ in any deliberate fashion.”

Publisher
p. 34
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-14308 (URN)
Available from: 2020-03-31 Created: 2020-03-31 Last updated: 2023-10-20Bibliographically approved
Ostherr, K., McPherson, T., Cooley, H. R., Vonderau, P., Parks, L., Farman, J., . . . Reimer, B. (2018). Architectures of Sustainability. In: Kirsten Ostherr (Ed.), Kirsten Ostherr (Ed.), Applied Media Studies: theory and practice (pp. 219-237). Routledge
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2018 (English)In: Applied Media Studies: theory and practice / [ed] Kirsten Ostherr, Routledge, 2018, p. 219-237Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

While doing applied media studies generally requires far fewer financial resources than doing applied science, issues of funding and sustainability nonetheless play a significant role in these projects. The multidisciplinary teams assembled to create applied media projects need space, technology, supplies, and human capital to succeed, and the pipelines for securing those resources are particularly limited in the humanities. This chapter asks contributors how they have managed to attain the needed resources for their projects, and what kinds of institutional homes they have found to house them. Further, to cultivate the necessary team members as participants come and go, we discuss what kind of background, training, and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty members, is needed to do this kind of work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Keywords
media
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-8986 (URN)10.4324/9781315473857-15 (DOI)2-s2.0-85041996274 (Scopus ID)26944 (Local ID)978-1-138-20248-1 (ISBN)978-1-138-57826-5 (ISBN)978-1-315-47385-7 (ISBN)26944 (Archive number)26944 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-12-21Bibliographically approved
Ostherr, K., Farman, J., Balsamo, A., Vonderau, P., Losh, E., Reimer, B., . . . Hoyt, E. (2018). Conceptual Models and Helpful Thinkers. In: Kirsten Ostherr (Ed.), Kirsten Ostherr (Ed.), Applied Media Studies: theory and practice (pp. 253-262). Routledge
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2018 (English)In: Applied Media Studies: theory and practice / [ed] Kirsten Ostherr, Routledge, 2018, p. 253-262Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter serves as a conclusion by way of annotated compilation, gathering the contributors’ favorite resources for helping them, their colleagues, and their students do applied media studies work. I asked participants what conceptual models they have found helpful for extending and applying media theory as they move between making, writing, and teaching. Additional questions included, what articles, books, blogs, and Twitter streams would you urge readers to look into? And finally, what are the gaps in this field where you feel future research should be focused?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Keywords
media
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-9541 (URN)10.4324/9781315473857-17 (DOI)2-s2.0-85042043899 (Scopus ID)26945 (Local ID)978-1-138-20248-1 (ISBN)978-1-138-57826-5 (ISBN)978-1-315-47385-7 (ISBN)26945 (Archive number)26945 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-12-21Bibliographically approved
Ostherr, K., Cooley, H. R., Reimer, B., Balsamo, A., Vonderau, P., Losh, E., . . . Farman, J. (2018). Foundations of Applied Media Studies. In: Kirsten Ostherr (Ed.), Kirsten Ostherr (Ed.), Applied Media Studies: theory and practice (pp. 31-47). Routledge
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2018 (English)In: Applied Media Studies: theory and practice / [ed] Kirsten Ostherr, Routledge, 2018, p. 31-47Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Each of the collaboratively authored chapters of Applied Media Studies was produced through a series of interview-style questions that I, as editor, developed and circulated to the contributors. Through a dialogic process that took place in a deliberately conversational tone, I asked each contributor to answer questions related to a set of themes in the book as a whole, ranging from logistical concerns to methodological and theoretical problems. In this foundational chapter, I asked, “What does applied media studies mean to you? How and why did you start doing applied media studies? In your view, what is the theoretical, historical, and/or political rationale for reimagining humanistic media studies as an applied practice?” In addition to their written responses, contributors created short videos for a web-based companion to the book, hosted on the open-access Scalar platform (http://scalar.usc.edu/works/applied-media-studies/index).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Keywords
media
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-8978 (URN)10.4324/9781315473857-3 (DOI)2-s2.0-85042013494 (Scopus ID)26939 (Local ID)978-1-138-20248-1 (ISBN)978-1-138-57826-5 (ISBN)978-1-315-47385-7 (ISBN)26939 (Archive number)26939 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-12-21Bibliographically approved
Ostherr, K., Parks, L., Vonderau, P., Losh, E., Reimer, B., McPherson, T., . . . Hoyt, E. (2018). Pleasures and Perils of Hands-On, Collaborative Work. In: Kirsten Ostherr (Ed.), Kirsten Ostherr (Ed.), Applied Media Studies: theory and practice (pp. 81-96). Routledge
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2018 (English)In: Applied Media Studies: theory and practice / [ed] Kirsten Ostherr, Routledge, 2018, p. 81-96Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this collaboratively authored chapter, contributors discuss why they do applied media studies, addressing both the great rewards and the significant challenges to shifting away from traditional models of humanistic research and teaching.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Keywords
media
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-9108 (URN)10.4324/9781315473857-6 (DOI)2-s2.0-85041992808 (Scopus ID)26941 (Local ID)978-1-138-20248-1 (ISBN)978-1-138-57826-5 (ISBN)978-1-315-47385-7 (ISBN)26941 (Archive number)26941 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-12-21Bibliographically approved
Ostherr, K., Hoyt, E., McPherson, T., Reimer, B., Parks, L., Farman, J., . . . Cooley, H. R. (2018). Transdisciplinary Collaboration and Translational Media-Making. In: Kirsten Ostherr (Ed.), Kirsten Ostherr (Ed.), Applied Media Studies: theory and practice (pp. 129-140). Routledge
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2018 (English)In: Applied Media Studies: theory and practice / [ed] Kirsten Ostherr, Routledge, 2018, p. 129-140Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this chapter, contributors address the core challenges of collaborating across academic divisions such as humanities and science, bridging academic and community practices, and translating between the diverse stakeholders involved in these projects. Much of the recent research on problem-based collaboration and innovation has noted the value of bringing together teams of people with radically different forms of expertise to solve complex challenges (Johnson 2010; Davidson 2011; Ness 2012). Contributors address a common question asked by academics interested in applied media studies, who don’t know where to begin: how do you find good collaborators in different, perhaps unfamiliar disciplines? Further, once those collaborators are found, how do you overcome the typical siloes of universities structured by departments within divisions like “humanities” and “sciences” to build effective working relationships with your collaborators? How do you translate between fields with radically different training, terminology, and theories of knowledge? What does it take to develop a shared vocabulary?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Keywords
media
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-9488 (URN)10.4324/9781315473857-9 (DOI)2-s2.0-85042004815 (Scopus ID)26942 (Local ID)978-1-138-20248-1 (ISBN)978-1-138-57826-5 (ISBN)978-1-315-47385-7 (ISBN)26942 (Archive number)26942 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-12-21Bibliographically approved
Projects
The collaborative cross-media project; Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), School of Arts and Communication (K3)The Digital Gothic. Rethinking ethics, media and monsters in a digital age; Malmö University
Organisations
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-6707-271X

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