Master Talk: Max Frischknecht & Yann Patrick Martins

Posted on March 19, 2019

Computational Propaganda describes the use of automatization, algorithms and big data analysis, on the context of political processes, with the aim to influence the public opinion. One widely used technique is the creation of fake social media profiles. These so called bots, trolls and cyborgs are usually summarised under the umbrella-term social bots. During his studies at HKB Max Frischknecht pursues this topic and the role of the visual within. At the talk he will give an insight in his current research.

The narratives surrounding the term AI have mainly two forms: dystopia or utopia. Whether the latter or the former, such narratives put machines on a position of dominance and control. But are those narratives the only one available to us? What would happen if we shift our understanding of machines, from pure technical to more natural entities? In this talk Yann Patrick Martins will try to explain why we need new narratives that bridge technology/culture to nature, grouping them as planetary ecosystem, in which life whether technical or organic is the result of emergence.

When: 28.03.2019

Time: 18:00

Where: Studiokino D 0.01, Hochhaus

Campus der Künste (Dreispitz Basel)

Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW

Freilager-Platz 1

CH 4023 Basel