Throughout history, humans have used tools and technology to express creativity, not as a goal in itself, but as a means of production. With the advent of creative AI, it is time to rethink our relationship with technology and embrace the computer as a creative partner.
In this talk we’ll explore the possibilities of creative AI. Through examples of students and professionals we’ll discuss how machines can aid the creative process and what happens if things go wrong.
Frederik De Bleser is a PhD researcher and professor at the Saint Lucas School of Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. His research focuses on the link between art and technology, developing free software tools for generative design and data visualisation. He co-founded the Experimental Media Research Group (EMRG) in 2004. He coordinates and teaches in the technology labs in the bachelor and master programmes.
He has organised data visualisation workshops in France, Italy, Finland, Poland, Lithuania and Canada. His open-source work is included in tools and applications reaching millions of people.
He works commercially creating visualisations and interactive art installations for government and media organisations. In his free time he is a coach for Hack Your Future, organizing and teaching web development to refugees. He lives with his wife and two children near Antwerp.