AI Culture Lab

Planet B expedition meetup #4

17-10-19 12:00 - 17-10-19 13:30
planet B, Science Park 608, Startup Village

Imagine a place that's a lot like Earth...
we'll call it planet B

During the monthly planet B meetings, scientists, artists and citizens are invited to have a dialogue about the social and ecological challenges of our time.

The starting point of each meeting is the artistic work in progress of artists whose research is focused on these challenges. Meetup #4 will take place on Thursday 17 October, at our outpost at Amsterdam Science Park.

In this meetup we feature Aesthetics of Exclusion, a collaborative design research project. They question how we can use computer vision techniques and machine learning to explore and analyse aesthetical styles that relate with gentrification in StreetView archives and Instagram. Read more about their approach in this interview with Sjoerd ter Borg.

During the meetup, the collective will show experiments and works in progress that focus on the representations of Amsterdam bar culture on Instagram. We will also look at GAN’s (Generative Adversarial Networks) that are trained on Amsterdam Streetview imagery with the aim to transform inputted Streetview images back and forth between the past, present and future. 

Programme expedition meetup #4

12:00 - 12:30 Doors open & lunch 
12:30 - 12:45 Presentation Jan Heijn about "Bots with an Attitude"
12:45 - 13:30 Presentation by Aesthetics of Exclusion


Planet B events

Do you want to be part of the planet B mission? Keep an eye on our events. The upcoming months, we will host monthly expedition meetups and other events.

About planet B

Waag is developing planet B, a mission to recolonise planet Earth based on a narrative of DIY expeditions to a fictional planet. Planet B offers scientists, artists and citizens a 'greenfields' to develop symbolic and material responses to the social and ecological challenges facing us. It expresses an ethos and possible aesthetics for doing things right in the Anthropocene era.

If we can imagine a planet B that is sustainable and inclusive, what does that mean for our world, and our future here on planet Earth?

This event is made possible within the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab, with support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission and the public-private partnerships allowance for Top consortia for Knowledge and Innovation (TKIs) from the Ministry of Economic Affairs.