6th International Conference

Digital Culture & AudioVisual Challenges

Interdisciplinary Creativity in Arts and Technology

Hybrid - Corfu/Online, May 24-25, 2024

Lev Manovich
Distinguished Professor, The Graduate Center, City University of New York Director of the Cultural Analytics Lab

Lev Manovich is an artist, writer, and one of the most influential theorists of digital culture worldwide. He is currently a Presidential Professor of Computer Science at the City University of New York's Graduate Center and the Director of the Cultural Analytics Lab. After studying painting, architecture, and filmmaking, Manovich began using computers to create digital art in 1984. He has played a key role in creating four new research fields: new media studies (1991-), software studies (2001-), cultural analytics (2007-) and AI aesthetics (2017-). Since 1991, he has published 190 articles that have been translated into 35 different languages and reprinted over 800 times. He authored and edited 16 books, including Artificial Aesthetics, Cultural Analytics, Instagram and Contemporary Image, Software Takes Command, and The Language of New Media, which has been called "the most provocative and comprehensive media history since Marshall McLuhan." His projects have been exhibited in 14 solo and 122 international group exhibitions at many prestigious institutions, such as the Institute of Contemporary Art (London), the Centre Pompidou, The Shanghai Biennale, and The ZKM | Center for Art and Media.

Keynote Speech: Compression / Generation: Averages and Details in Art and in AI

Khaldoun Zreik
Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Digital Technology (UFR STN), University Paris 8 Directeur de l'UFR des Sciences et des Technologies du Numérique (STN), Université Paris 8

Khaldoun Zreik is a Full Professor in the Digital Humanities Department at the University Paris 8, where he also serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Digital Technology and heads the Paragraph Research Unit. He has been Editor of the International Journal of Design Sciences & Technology since 1991 and co-editor the Journal of Human Mediated Interactions from 1996 to 2204 and since 2008. He has chaired and co-chaired numerous international conferences in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Computer Art, Design Sciences and Technology, Human-System Learning, Smart Documents, Smart Heritage (HyperHeritage), Post-Digital Art, and Smart Cities (HyperUrban).
He received his Civil Engineering degree in 1979. He earned a Master of Science in Computer-Aided Design from the “École des Ponts – ParisTech” and a Master of Science in Urban Planning from the “ d'Urbanisme de Paris” in 1983. In 1984, he obtained a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Paris VI. He defended his PhD in Intelligent Computer-Aided Design at the “École des Ponts – ParisTech” in 1986. In 1993, he received a degree in Research Direction from the University of Sciences and Technology of Lille-I, and later that year, he became a Full Professor in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Caen. Since 2006, he has been a Full Professor in Information and Communication Sciences at the University Paris 8.

Keynote Speech: Art, Creativity & AI

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