Artist, Filmmaker, Director and Author,
Founder of SAAI Factory
SAAI–Super Artistic AI–Factory is the first contemporary art based hackathon on artificial intelligence. SAAI Factory calls for hackers, artists, coders, designers, tech evangelists, creatives, and developers from all disciplines to explore artificial intelligence as a means and field of artistic practice. We invite projects throughout all artistic domains: Text, Writing, Music, Sound, Image, Pictures, Movement and Motion.
The project aims to foster cross-disciplinary knowledge exchange and new approaches towards artistic production: How does the interaction between humans, AI, datasets and neural networks shape the artistic process? How can we foster interoperability, or synesthesia, between the four domains of text, music, image and movement? Can AI share the momentum of creation, when inspiration comes into being?
SAAI Factory will provide for a space to experiment and prototype AI driven artistic projects and support selected works. The process starts with an open call for participation with either artistic ideas and/or technical skills. A period of online social encounter and match-making will form international teams around the artistic projects. Internationally renowned and dedicated mentors of the field will give talks, workshops and guidance throughout the hackathon.
All partaking creators, project ideas and prototypes will be presented at the International Summer Festival in Hamburg. Six projects will be selected by the jury for post-production. These projects and prototypes from the hackathon will be shown in subsequent showcases and exhibitions around the world, such as ZKM – Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, 1st AI-Biennale in Essen, KAUST University in Thuwal, and others.
How it works: You can register with skills or ideas. We encourage you to build international teams, consisting of artists and coders, max 5 persons. Team building should be finished by August 8th, 2021.
Professor of Psychology at APOLLON University of Applied Sciences as well as at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Ottersberg
Founder & Lead AI Engineer at Scientist Tech|Urban AI, member at Association for the advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
Professor for Composition and Digital Media and Director of the Hertz Lab at the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe
Co-founder and chief creative of Birds on Mars, experienced with data, AI & digital change, technologist & artist at YQP