Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
is pleased to announce Debates in AI,
a groundbreaking symposium
that delves into the multifaceted
dimensions of artificial intelligence (AI) and its profound impact on
creative disciplines.

April 11 - 5:45 - 7:30pm (ET)

Day 1 Evening Conversation

Fleet Library at RISD
15 Westminster St.
Providence, RI 02903

Kate Crawford and Ben Davis
Artnet News National Art Critic and author Ben Davis will lead a conversation with Kate Crawford, a leading scholar of AI, artist, and author of "Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence."

April 12 - 9:00am - 6:00 pm (ET)

Day 2 Full-Day Symposium

Chace Center
Metcalf Auditorium
20 N Main St.
Providence, RI 02903

Overflow Room:
Tap Room, Memorial Hall Room 401
226 Benefit St.
Providence, RI 02903


Morning Session, 9:00 AM

What's Work Got to Do With It?
Author Brian Merchant ("Blood in the Machine: The Origins of the Rebellion Against Big Tech") and artist/journalist Molly Crabapple ("Brothers of the Gun" and "Drawing Blood") in a conversation moderated by Eric Telfort (Department Head, RISD Illustration).

AI + the Artist
Contemporary artists Trevor Paglen, Stephanie Dinkins, and Elisa Giardina Papa will each discuss how their work engages machine learning technology. A conversation moderated by Griffin Smith (Critic, RISD) and Q&A will follow.

Lunch, 12:00 PM
AI Film Screenings
Film screenings curated by Marco Roso (DIS), with films by Jon Rafman, Sondra Perry, Daniel Felstead & Jenn Leung, and Jonas Lund.

Afternoon Session, 1:00PM
Keynote Address
Cory Doctorow ("Chokepoint Capitalism") keynote, followed by a conversation and Q&A moderated by Artnet News National Art Critic and author Ben Davis.

Ebrah k'Dabri - "I create like the word."
A screening of videos by artist Jon Rafman. Rafman will be in conversation with conference co-curator Marco Roso (DIS). A Q&A will follow.

Poetics of Computation
Christiane Paul (curator of digital art, Whitney Museum of American Art), Taeyoon Choi (co-founder of the School for Poetic Computation), and Dorothy R. Santos (writer, artist, educator) present and discuss the poetics of computation and computational literacy. Clement Valla (RISD professor and Computation, Technology, and Culture coordinator) will moderate the conversation.

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Debates in AI
April 11 - 12