Science Gallery Dublin and partners ADAPT are inviting applications from designers and artists interested in AI, trust, ethics and justice for a new art/science commission to be showcased at Science Gallery Dublin’s upcoming season BIAS in September 2021.
This commission will be informed by and in partnership with the cutting-edge research taking place in ADAPT, a flagship research centre exploring the goal of a balanced digital society.
For this open call, we’ve got one thing in mind: don’t be a tool.
We’re looking for people interested in co-creating work mutually benefiting both the scientific research and the artistic practice.
We’re not looking for art/science collaborations involving an artist using science as a tool for presenting their work (technology or data) or science using art as a tool to communicate their work (visualisations).
You don’t need to send us a fully-formed proposal for this open call. Instead, answer the questions listed below to register your interest in the opportunity.
If shortlisted, there will be two facilitated matchmaking sessions talking with the ADAPT team – exploring common themes between your work and interests, and theirs. At the end of matchmaking, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with one or more of ADAPT’s researchers to pitch a brand-new project / exhibit – three will be selected to be developed and showcased at Science Gallery Dublin’s upcoming season BIAS.
Topics we’re interested in exploring include (but are not limited to):
Misinformation / disinformation
Data Ethics & Privacy
Bias in data
Trust in science, technology and research
Visual representation of AI
Societal implications of AI technology
ADAPT is the SFI Centre for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology. The ADAPT Centre’s work is driven by a long-term goal of a Balanced Digital Society by 2030 and it is pioneering new Human Centric AI techniques and technologies including personalisation, natural language processing, data analytics, intelligent machine translation, human-computer interaction, as well as setting the standards for data governance, privacy and ethics for digital content.
Examples of ADAPT research projects are:
Awards up to €6,000 in funding will be offered, plus mentoring, consultancy and advice from expert scientists, and inside access to data and research labs where possible. This is a unique opportunity for the successful applicants to get an inside glimpse into cutting-edge science and receive input that can inform development of their future work.
BIAS is supported by the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab, bringing AI related scientific and technological topics to general citizens and art audiences in order to contribute to a critical and reflective society.
Deadline for application is Wednesday 21 April 2021
Shortlisted applicants notified by Wednesday 21 April 2021. Shortlisted applicants are invited to participate in an online matchmaking event. Applicants that are not selected will be informed by 21 April also.
Online matchmaking events in May 2021 (exact date TBC)
Successful matches (when researchers and designers/artists clearly indicate a preference to collaborate with each other) notified by Friday 21 May. The participants without a successful match will be informed as well.
Between 21 May and 4 June matched artists/designers and scientists collaborate to pitch a brand-new project / exhibit
Deadline for pitch is Friday 4 June
Successful projects will be notified by 11th June 2021
ARTIST OPEN CALL QUESTIONS
What research area are you particularly interested in and why?
What experience do you have in collaborating?
Would you be open to collaborating with and/or partnering with other artists?
Tell us why you think you would be a good fit for this project?
Please attach your biography and portfolio.
Please note that we are using a new system – called Submittable – to accept open call submissions. If you had an account with us on our old system, you will need to create a new account with Submittable in order to submit to current and future open calls.
Open call closes on 21st April, 2021