Campus Sint-Lucas Ghent,
Alexianenplein 2, Ghent 

Data Imagination

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PhD seminar & exhibition

How to see, talk, fantasize and collaborate with AI?

Apart from a technical and scientific focus on the development of AI, there is also the human experience of it. We interact with technology, whether we understand it or not. Nowadays AI affects the human condition in all its dimensions. Therefore, it is important to reflect on the technological relations we are taking part in. Should we merely adapt ourselves to the newly developed technological features or can we also turn them into something personal or positive? How can we design that which is designing us? Artists and designers, experts in experience and expression, might offer models enabling people to reposition themselves facing AI. So as to address this issue the PhD seminar and exhibition will bring some concrete cases to the fore in which human activities like seeing, talking, fantasizing, and collaborating are reviewed considering the presence of AI.

PhD seminar

If you like to attend the seminar online, you don’t need to register. You can find the details of the online link below.



10.30 Welcome and opening words
Tom Van Imschoot, head of research unit Image

10.40 Introduction to the seminar, Data Existentialism, part 1
Frank Maet, researcher in philosophy of art and technology

11.00 Im/possible colours
Rosa Menkman, artist, and researcher of resolutions

12.00 From Representation to Simulation: Post-Orthographic Images in Architecture
Corneel Cannaerts, designer, architect and researcher, specialized in computational design, digital fabrication and creative coding

12.30 LUNCH

13.30 Probabilistic Representations: From image-to-text to text-to-image
Birk Weiberg, art and media scholar

14.15 Presentation of the collaborative research project with EAVISE (Embedded and Artifically intelligent VISion Engineering)
Vincent Thornhill, Designer & PhD-researcher in the arts & Wiebe Van Ranst, AI-engineer

14.45 Closing remarks
Frank Maet

To attend online (no registration required)


Featuring work by the following artists, art & design researchers, and AI engineers:

Corneel Cannaerts, Michiel Helbig, Kasper Jordaens, Rosa Menkman, Nicolas Provost, Veronika Romhány, Vincent Thornhill, Wiebe Van Ranst

Practical information

  • Venue: Campus Sint-Lucas Ghent, Alexianenplein 2, the Carré & C15
  • Opening: December 7, 17.30 – 19.00 
  • Open from Friday, December 8 till Thursday, December 21, Every weekday, from 16.00 till 19.00


Organised by the “Art, Philosophy and Technology” research cluster of the research unit Image