We would like to announce the conference COMPUTING THE HUMAN which is part
of the EMOROB project. It will take place in Brno, Czech Republic (October
26 - 28, 2023)
COMPUTING THE HUMAN call for:
We are currently witnessing a technological acceleration in the form of
a boom in computing, particularly artificial intelligence, as an analytical
and generative tool producing an impressive amount of synthetized knowledge
and creative outcomes. Scholars and the general public are calling for
s consent on a new shared episteme and a new definition of subjectivity
(authorship) and creative gesture (expression) at a time when the “image of
human” in the mirror of contemporary technology has acquired the monstrous
form of a heterogeneous assemblage, the result of “applied statistics and
combinatorics” (a definition of AI).
Scientists are investigating how to teach machines to recognize and display
emotions and how to help humans with emotional insecurities. Designers have
focused on developing a believable human-machine interface that supports
emotionally satisfying and adequate interaction. Artists are discovering
the potential of intelligent machines to expand the spectrum of the visible
and expressible. However, the discussion around the development of
technology and computing is caught in a trap of complexity and paradoxes –
singularity vs. techno diversity, the narrative of the emancipation of
non-human actors vs. AI for humans, and the call for building
human-centered ethical frameworks for these new phenomena.
*The aim of the conference* is to open a discussion on the topic of
“computing the human.” It is intended as a “melting pot” for
interdisciplinary debate reflecting the complexity of the issues: cultural
history of computing, human-computer interaction (HCI), and emotion
programming, all framed by the ethos of diversity and inclusion in
computing and artificial intelligence. Contributions are welcomed that
focus on the ideas, analyses, and technologies that materialize the visions
in various time-spaces, including laboratories, artistic performances and
exhibitions, archives, digital spaces, the imagination of more-than-human
worlds, artificial bodies and computed emotions, ethical dilemmas and
statements, and regulations. We would like to discuss concrete research
cases, fieldwork, projects, and analyses.
We are looking forward to your contribution!
MORE about the EMOROB project is HERE .
Here is the CALL FOR.
Here you can send us YOUR ABSTRACT.
And here is the REGISTRATION form.
Eva Šlesingerová, PhD.
*Masaryk University | Faculty of Social Studies*
*Department of Sociology/Social Anthropology*
A: Joštova 10 | 602 00 Brno | Czech Republic
T: +420 549 496404 | M: +420 608 57 00 70 | E:
W: www.fss.muni.cz | *ResearchGate profile*
NEW PROJECT: *Robots, Computing Human and Autism/ Cultural Imagination of
Autism Diagnosis and Emotion AI*, project EXPRO GA ČR, more info
Šlesingerová Eva (2022) We, Other Utopians/Recombinant DNA, Genome Editing,
and Artificial Life. London: Routledge,Taylor&Francis. DOI:
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