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Special Museums: B Side of History - Data Culture #19

This issue tells you about digital museums and the B-side of history. Also, we share with you the things we like, going from artistic resistance on Instagram to artificial intelligence bias in portrait creation. We hope you enjoy it.

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This issue tells you about digital museums and the B-side of history. Also, we share with you the things we like, going from artistic resistance on Instagram to artificial intelligence bias in portrait creation. We hope you enjoy it.

Special Museums: B Side of History

B side of history

We invite you to see the other side of history through videos and audio. On the one hand, we present The Unfiltered History Tour. It is a Vice World News production unveils the biography of different artifacts and objects from the British Museum of Art.

On the other hand, we invite you to visit the repository of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC). This offers datasets in CSV format on more than 470,000 works of art from its collection for unrestricted commercial and non-commercial use under the Creative Commons Zero license.

🎨 Access the data

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Source: Unfiltered History Tour

Cyborgfeminist: Pop-Up Tech Expo

This exhibition intersects gender, technology and digital rights with interactive artworks. In its first edition, it was intended to be a space for sharing experiences, online training, art clinics and development in the visual arts sector with the use of technology.

👾 Visit the expo

Source: Expo Pop Up TECH

When trees tell the truth

La Cuarta Raya del Tigre is a Colombian Literary Collective. They were winners of the Ciudad Creadora stimulus with their proposal El libro del futuro (The book of the future) and propose an exhibition created from a series of creative laboratories.

For five weeks they conducted creative workshops with students from the last grades of Colegio Los Andes and República de Venezuela to reflect on truth, coexistence and non-repetition through art. The artistic pieces resulting from this process are 42 intervened notebooks that will be exhibited at Casa Datasketch.

On October 8 we will have the launch with a discussion and a musical intervention, the exhibition will be in our house until October 22 from Monday to Saturday, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm. During this period, you can also find some of the proposals presented on our social networks.

Five things we like

  1. 🎨 I am illustrating the dictionary | Instagram. An illustrated artistic proposal that resists trends and algorithms.
  2. 🚌 Absurd Trolley Problems | Interactive page. The moral dilemma of the trolley has been popularized in memes, where a person is faced with a decision to send a streetcar one way or the other, with both alternatives having fatal consequences. On this page, you can play the game and encounter increasingly absurd moral decisions.
  3. 👥 You are looking in the wrong direction | Algorithm. Alberto Marocchino on his Linkedin page presents us with Nicola Procopio’s work. He asked an artificial intelligence to make a self-portrait, and to his surprise, she chose to represent herself as a female, human and white. Why did she choose to be female, white and young? Easy, because the training sources are biased.
  4. 🎼 Artificial Intelligence and composition | Music album. Artificial intelligence as a creative tool has arrived. In this new work, the group The Cotton Modules titled Shadow Planet uses artificial intelligence as a creative element for composition.
  5. 🤯 Mind Online | Resources. It’s a campaign about Mental Health on the Internet with podcasts and fanzines.

That’s all for now. See you!