Schedule / 7 March 2022

Relearning Imagination: the unimagined future of Arabic script with Artificial Intelligence

Performance → 11:00 am

Performance and Talk by Arshia Sobhan (interdisciplinary researcher and artist)

7th March 2022, 11 AM – 12 PM
Upon Registration Only

We are in the midst of a substantial transition in creative practices. The emergence of AI-powered tools is introducing novel ways of creation and the development of this new technology is challenging the notion of creativity in artistic domains. Human abilities are increasingly being augmented and the space between imagination and actualization is becoming thinner as a result. However, the benefit of this technological evolution is not spontaneous for all domains, especially those that are not mainstream to where the technology is being developed, such as the Arabic script which is seriously underrepresented in the current state of research in creative AI. The research is rapidly advancing, but while the technology is in its development phase, we still have the opportunity to rethink the complex relationship between the Arabic script and modern technology, to relearn the subtle requirements of such a rich visual domain encountering emerging creative tools, and to reimagine the future of the script in light of the forthcoming radical changes.

This event is an in-person event for the VCUarts Qatar community only that will be streamed live. Members of the public are welcome to ask questions in a moderated chat, at the end of each session. Please use the registration button to register and receive a link to your chosen event/events.

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