2021 – ongoing
Scrape Elegy 2022, Willoh S. Weilland Gabby Bush, Misha Mikho and Monica Lim.
The Art, AI and Digital Ethics network is an art practice and research collective that I founded at The Centre for AI and Digital Ethics (CAIDE) at University of Melbourne. It responded to CAIDE’s desire to involve artists and creative practitioners within the centre’s highly interdisciplinary remit. It was the first initiative of its kind focused on AI art in Australia, and preempted the international explosion of interest in AI art practices in 2022-23. I drove the network’s research questions and programme. I am lead editor on our forthcoming anthology Dencentreing Ethics With AI Art (with Jasmin Pfefferkorn and Emilie K Sunde, anticipated publication 2025).
We programmed talks and events for ANAT SPECTRA and Melbourne Design Week, which included artists and curators Xanthe Dobbie, Sean Dockray and Katerina Sluis. Collective members Willoh S. Weiland and Gabby Bush developed the major new commission Scrape Elegy for Science Gallery Melbourne’s SWARM exhibition. Scrape Elegy scraped data from the Instagram account of over 3000 gallery visitors and went semi-viral on TikTok.
Scrape Elegy 2022 Willoh S. Weilland Gabby Bush, Misha Mikho and Monica Lim.
Collaborators: The Art, AI and Digital Ethics (CAIDE AAIDE) steering group are Vanessa Bartlett, Gabby Bush, Jasmin Pfefferkorn, Tyne Daile Sumner, Kristal Spreadborough, and Emilie K Sunde. Scrape Elegy was created by Willoh S. Weilland, Gabby Bush, Misha Mikho and Monica Lim.
Funders: University of Melbourne McKenzie Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, The Centre for AI and Digital Ethics at University of Melbourne.
I live and work on Bidjigal and Gadigal land. I pay my respects to custodians past, present and emerging by revering the land and paying the rent. Always was, always will be.