Nov 3 – 5, 2023
Riga, Latvia
Europe/Riga timezone

Art and ownership - the confusing problem of owning a visual idea

Nov 4, 2023, 2:00 PM
Sigma – Talks (Radisson Blu Latvija)

Sigma – Talks

Radisson Blu Latvija

Talk (25 Minutes) AI/ML


Eylul Dogruel (she/her)
Ubuntu Studio


Recent mainstreaming of neural networks that can create images has brought in heated discussions of ownership of art. While the ability to create art from a few keywords made the potential and issues visible to a wider audience, the complicated issue of ownership of an artistic idea (and art as a product) predates image generating AI.

From Yves Klein and to macaque selfies, this talk will attempt to bridge these discussions around sustainable artistic practice and free culture, and put the current issue of image datasets and ownership of AI generated art into this larger context. Within this context we will discuss how FLOSS ecosystem and culture could help turn AI into a tool that works with the artists.

Session author's bio

Eylul Dogruel is a independent visual artist from Istanbul, Turkey. She has graduated from Wellesley College in the United States in 2007, with a double major in Computer Science and Media Arts and Sciences. Her work focuses on the interaction between materials and and their style elements, and uses a wide variety of materials including code, photography, video, animation, as well as traditional media. Her work has been shown in international exhibits and events. In addition to favoring free and open sourced software in her own work, Eylul is involved in advocacy for free culture, open source software in art and art education. She teaches photography part time in Istanbul Technical University and is a contributor to the Ubuntu Studio project.

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