Challenging Organisations and Society (COS) Conference 2019: The Art of Intelligence – Backbone of Digitization?

ARTificial 2019 in Linz at its Makerspace Grand Garage© aimed to bring together practitioners, researchers, and artists from different fields. About 60 participants joined the 3-day learning journey starting with interfacing digital production technologies and art, inspired by Johannes Braumann on robotics and art. The journey continued exploring digital transformation processes based on Artificial Intelligence to discuss fundamental essentials about the structure of our societal systems and the way we (could) design our living as well as digital artefacts. Invited speakers and keynoters from technology, management, and art, among them Claudia Schnugg, Sepp Hochreiter, Michael Schrefl contributed to business analytics, deep learning, arts and science. During the day several workshops, work in pixels, and talks to expert were designed to trigger reflection and discourse. The final day was inspired by notes from the future when fusing digital and human-driven approaches to realize their collective creation capabilities. The participants could finally experience how art raises awareness for this fusion and how to find a dialogue along crossroads of disciplines. It is reflective practice and co-creation, what finally makes the difference in digital realities.

Christian Stary from our Emergent Systems Group is among the founders of the COS Collective European Economic Interest Grouping. They share a journal, conferences, and creations. The conference took place 15 – 17 November 2019.

Link to the COS conference 2019 website.

Christian Stary is Professor at the JKU Linz.

Credits: conference logo.


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