Mika Elo

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  • Artificial intelligence and copyright: can there be originality in AI-generated works?

    On 19 April 2021 at the KuvA Research Club evening Heidi Härkönen, a lawyer and doctoral researcher at the University of Lapland, is giving a lecture on Artificial intelligence (AI) and originality. The lecture delves into the copyright issues related to works of art that are not created by humans and enlightens the legal effects of increasing use of AI in the arts and other “creative” contexts.

  • Should this submission be published? Your conclusions.

    On 9 December 2020 in the frame of KuvA Research Days 2020 KuvA Doctoral Program hosted a panel discussion concerning the challenges of peer-reviewing culture in the area of artistic research. The panel was organised in co-operation with the online journal RUUKKU–Studies in Artistic Research.

  • Continuous Prototype at EARN’s Postresearch Condition Conference

    Our workshop entitled Rethinking the Concept of Prototype – Demonstrating Artistic Research was held on January 20. 2021 as an event of the methodology working group of the European Artistic Research Network (EARN). We – DA Tero Heikkinen, DFA Petri Kaverma and DFA Denise Ziegler – have been collaborating as an independent research group on the theme of the continuous prototype since 2017. We begun by having meetings for talking, but more recently, instead of only reasoning, we have also been drawing and engaging in other activities.

  • Why do we trust pictures?

    Post-doc researcher Tuula Närhinen and professor Mika Elo work in the four-year research project Post-Digital Epistemologies of the Photographic Image (PEPI) as part of the Academy of Finland’s MediaSociety-programme. The research looks at the epistemic within the photographic apparatus and studies the generation and distribution of images in the expanded field of photography. Ultimately, the research in KuvA sets out to remind us of the fact that both images and visual perceptions are not as unproblematic and self-evidently present to us as the everyday experience would perhaps suggest.

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