We are now on the verge of a third breakthrough represented by the most radical evolution of digital technology: AI.
The world is taking three positions: the enthusiasts claim that AI is expanding their creative processes; the critics predict the end of humanity; the neutrals barricade themselves behind a generic and fatalistic approach – "it is inevitable" or "there is no turning back".
But if we maintain our discourse on the evolution of technology, it is undeniable that for the first time in the history of humankind, we are giving up our distinctive feature: creativity.
It is a century-old problem that has adjusted to a new context: from "the work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction" to "creativity in the age of digital reproduction".
Isn’t this the right moment to rethink the digital?
The xArch symposium aims to foster a critical reflection on digital technology and on the progressive shifting (or drifting) towards technology-driven applications.
Access to on-site symposium (free for XJTLU staff and students with valid IDs) is only for registered colleagues and students, link to registration is as follows: https://xjtlu.mike-x.com/tZiAY