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Fabian Offert

Dr. Fabian Offert

Department Medienwissenschaften und Kunstgeschichte
Institut für Kunstgeschichte

Raum: Raum 02.315
Nägelsbachstr. 49c
91054 Erlangen

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im DFG-Projekt „Bildsynthese als Methode des kunsthistorischen Erkenntnisgewinns“ im Rahmen des SPP 2172 „Das Digitale Bild“. 2014-2020 PhD Candidate und Fellow of the Regents of the University of California an der University of California, Santa Barbara. 2012–2014 wissenschaftlicher Volontär am ZKM | Karlsruhe. 2006–2012 Studium der Angewandten Theaterwissenschaft bei Heiner Goebbels an der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen und Stipendiat der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. 2011 Visiting Scholar an der University of California, Berkeley. Zahlreiche künstlerische und kuratorische Arbeiten in wechselnden Konstellationen, u.a. am Goethe-Institut New York, IRCAM Paris, Kunstpalast Düsseldorf und ZKM | Karlsruhe. Website: critical.vision, Twitter: @haltingproblem.

  • Critical Machine Vision
  • Digitale Kunstgeschichte
  • Geschichte, Ausstellung, und Konservierung von Medienkunst
  • Computational Humanities

Aufsätze
  • Perceptual Bias and Technical Meta-Images. Critical Machine Vision as a Humanities Challenge. In: AI & Society, 2019 (mit Peter Bell, in Vorbereitung)
  • The Past, Present, and Future of AI Art. In: The Gradient, 2019
  • Hands on Circuits. Preserving the Semantic Surplus of Circuit-Level Functionality with Programmable Logic Devices. In: Hands on Media History. A New Methodology in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Hg. von John Ellis und Nick Hall. Routledge, 2019
  • Images of Image Machines. Visual Interpretability in Computer Vision for Art. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision. Springer, 2018
  • I know it when I see it. Visualization and Intuitive Interpretability. In: Proceedings of NIPS 2017 Symposium on Interpretable Machine Learning
  • Conceptual Superposition. The Aesthetics of Quantum Simulation. In: SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Art Papers
Katalogbeiträge
  • Exhibiting AI Art. In: M.A.D.E. Santa Barbara: University of California, Santa Barbara, 2019
  • Beyond the Scenes. Sasha Waltz’s Objects and Installations Between Theater and the Visual Arts. In: Sasha Waltz. Installations, Objects, Performances. Hg. von Peter Weibel et. al.. Ostfildern: Hatje-Cantz, 2015
  • The Poetic Algorithm or What Happened to Software Art. In: Open Sources. Hg. von Fabian Offert und Juan Manuel Escalante. Santa Barbara: University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015
  • Jonas Mekas on Video. In: Jonas Mekas: 365 Day Project. ZKM | Karlsruhe, 2014

Invited talks:

  • Hallucinating Science with Neural Networks, transmediale Berlin, 2020
  • The Best Sense Organs That Money Can Buy. Deep Neural Networks as Image-Making Machines, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2020
  • Invention as Discovery. Synthetic Images in Science and Art. Image Servitude!, HfG Karlsruhe, 2019
  • Learning Physics with Computers. Synthetic Image Data as a „New“ New Medium in Science and Art. Modeling the Pacific, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2019
  • Notes on the Aesthetics and Epistemology of Interpretable Machine Learning. MAT Seminar Series, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2018
  • Notes on the Aesthetics of Artificial Intelligence. Exploring Edges: International Colloquium on the Digital Humanities, Architecture, Artistic Research, and Criticial Technical Practice, EPFL Lausanne, 2017

Talks:

  • DH 2020, Ottawa; DHd 2020, Paderborn
  • Digital Art History. Methods, Practices, Epistemologies II, Zagreb University, 2019
  • RE-IMAGINING AI doctoral workshop, FHNW/IXDM, 2019
  • ECCV 2018 VISART workshop
  • International Workshop on the Material Authenticity of the Ephemeral, Deutsches Museum Munich, 2018
  • SPT 2017: The Grammar of Things, TU Darmstadt
  • NIPS 2017 Symposium on Interpretable Machine Learning
  • [image here], Harvard University, 2016
  • Hands on History, University of London, 2016
  • Radical Ephemeralities, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015
  • SIGGRAPH Asia, 2015

  • M.A.D.E at UCSB. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2019 (Kurator)
  • Open Sources. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015 (Kurator)
  • Jonas Mekas: 365 Day Project. ZKM | Karlsruhe, 2014 (Kurator)
  • Sasha Waltz. Installationen, Objekte, Performances. ZKM | Karlsruhe, 2013 (Projektleitung)
  • Move on Asia. Video Art in Asia 2002-2012. ZKM | Karlsruhe, 2012 (Co-Kurator)