CreaTures Seminar #5: Špela Petrič

Of Algos, Plants and the Vegetariat

In the fifth seminar, we invited the new media artist Špela Petrič to share her recent work on examining the potential of machine learning, AI, and robotics to create compelling new ways of caring for Earth’s creatures and habitats.

In the Plant-Machine Project an interdisciplinary team of scientists, artists, programmers, and engineers work towards making a machine that thinks itself a plant. What emerges at the nexus of art, computation, and vegetal beings hopefully formulates new possibilities of interspecies relations, therefore recuperating algorithms from the grasp of surveillance capitalism.