An online project that explores the aesthetic, ethical and ontological challenges of post-digital art.

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14. 04. Ana Peraica: Culture of the Selfie
26. 05. Mario Slugan : Potential mechanisms of belief acquisition through fiction
11. 09. Nick Young, Gardening and AI
19. 10. Tomislav Brajnović
26. 10. Iris Vidmar Jovanović
30. 10. Ingeborg Fülepp
02. 11. Diana Protić
16. 11. Barbara Matijević "Intermediality in the performing arts"
23. 11. Mihael Giba
04. 12. Symposium, Art and artificial intelligence: challenges


15. 02. Gallery O.K. River, round table and final exhibition of course participants and guests Marko Ciciliani and Barbara Lüneburg


Digital coding has separated itself from contemporary art and spread into almost all areas of human activity. It is therefore not surprising that many artists focus on artificial intelligence programs, computer games, virtual and augmented reality, and the like. In contrast, post-digital art is concerned with changing relationships with digital technologies and art forms, with a greater emphasis on humanity than digitality. Within contemporary aesthetics, which emphasizes man's active search for aesthetic experiences, the strong connection between artistic production and contemporary social, economic and political issues (such as ecology, health crisis, war conflicts...) is increasingly emphasized, whereby artists through their creativity want make the public aware in an attempt to find a solution.

In the era of the ubiquitous presence of fake news and disinformation, the absence of objective criteria and the inundation of online content whose veracity we cannot verify, and which are largely based on encouraging aesthetically interesting content of questionable epistemic value, there is a need to research the connections between art, aesthetics, ethics and policies. The recent explosive development of artificial intelligence necessarily imposes itself as an acute, essential issue, and the issue of alignment becomes one of the primary ontological issues even outside the domain of post-digital art.

Considering the theoretical background and artistic production understood in this way, we do not expect the participants to 'only' use modern AI media and applications, which would then mean 'contemporary' (dealing with what is current, 'in') but primarily to question them, critically view of the phenomenon, its direction and final destination.

Selected participants are expected to actively participate in activities related to the project, primarily of a scientific nature (lectures, workshops, symposium and round table). Participation in these activities should primarily enable a better understanding of the post-digital phenomenon and encourage scientific and artistic approaches to its review, which will result in some form of work for each participant. Works can be performed in all existing media, in digital or physical space or written in the form of an artistic concept, manifesto, essay, scientific research or artistic work. All works that meet the criteria will be publicly presented, exhibited in an appropriate space and published in the project publication. In the process of carrying out the work, the participants have at their disposal the mentorship of the members of the project team, which consists of the project manager, associate professor. Tomislav Brajnović, associate professor Ingeborg Fülepp and mag. art. Dijana Protić (from the Academy of Applied Arts, University of Rijeka) and associate professor Ph.D. Iris Vidmar Jovanović (from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Rijeka).

The project is intended for students and alumni of the University of Rijeka and anyone interested who wants to participate in the project's lectures and workshops.

The project is created in cooperation between the Center for Innovative Media (APURI) and the Department of Aesthetics (FFRI), and it takes place with the financial support of the University of Rijeka (umjpro-22-5)

The realization of the project is expected by the end of the winter semester of the academic year 2023/2024.

associate professor Mag Art. Tomislav Brajnović –
associate professor Ph.D. Iris Vidmar Jovanović –
associate professor Mag. Art. Ingeborg Fülepp –

PhD. candidate Diana Protić