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AI: Who’s Looking After Me? Exhibition featuring various modern electronic smart speaker devices placed randomly into dirt mounts. Two people are walking through the space.
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Wesley Goatley: Artificial Intelligence Does Not Exist

7th November 2023

West Side Lecture Theatre & Microsoft Teams

In this talk, critical artist and researcher Wesley Goatley will expose some of the common myths of AI and their concerning impact on labour, communities, and the climate, and how critical art and design practice can respond to and challenge these conditions. Goatley’s work examines AI technologies and their relations to society, geopolitics, and the climate crisis. He has given talks on his practice and research at international events such as Milan Design Week, Global Art Forum Singapore, CTM Festival Berlin, and the European Data Forum in Eindhoven. His writing has featured in arts magazines, academic journals, and news outlets.

His installations, performances, and films have been shown at international venues such as Eyebeam in New York, Berghain in Berlin, The Nam June Paik Art Center in Seoul, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. He has a 25-year background as an experimental performer and musician, including for labels such as Kranky (US) and Southern (UK). He was awarded an EMARE/EMAP residency prize with Impakt Festival in 2017, and has been artist in residence at Extrapool Nijmegen and Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.

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