Workshop: Collective experience of AI-assisted conversation by Tatiana Cuoco

Sat 08.02.2020
15:00 – 19:00 + networking

>top Trandisciplinary Project Space is happy to host Tatiana Cuoco’s workshop on February 8 from 3 pm to 7 pm, following up with drinks and networking event.

Workshop fee is 15 Euros for pre-registered participants. The fee at the door is 20 Euros. For pre-registration please send an email to top [at] top-ev [dot] de
* the space is limited and we can host maximum 25 participants.

The intentions of the workshop:
. to explore the possibilities of generating collective theories
. to think of proposals that, looking to the past, can project forms of future that do not replicate the present
. collectively building future fictions that present our unique desires and needs by debating and sharing different perspectives
. to think about the influence of AI on our everyday life and subjective constructions
. to present and analyze AI tools that can assist us organizing sound expressions based on their high-level features’ affinities and differences
. to propose data mining and data visualization tools that allow a global view of all the positions at stake in order to understand the complexities and intersections of singular desires in the social framework.
. to introduce the audiostellar software and the experience of #vivas for the construction of a collective sound piece


. Anyone can attend
. The workshop will be held in English

Duration : 4 hours

The structure of the workshop

#1 //Look Forward (Theoretical Introduction)

– Native People : Aymara

“In the Aymara language, associated with that which is within reach of the eyes, the past is situated ahead, while the future, unknown, is behind one. Therefore, there is only certainty in the recent and previous events, never in the future. Thus, in order to understand the present and know how to act in it, the Aymaras “face” the past, where everything is in sight.”
.. America: Cultures of Time – Jorge Ramos De Dios

– Near/Next Futures :
The need to take over technologies

“XF is an affirmative creature on the offensive, fiercely insisting on the possibility of large-scale social change for all of our alien kin.”
.. Xenofeminism Manifesto – Laboria Cuboniks

– Cyborg Social Network . Cyber Future Fiction

“A cyborg os a cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction” – Donna Haraway
… A cyborgs manifesto . An ironic dream of a common language for women in the integrated circuit” –

– Cyborg subjectivity: the digital mirror stage as a reflection of the AI assisted subjectivity and its relations with the social construction.

.. The Augmented Humanity . A digital administration of the world – Éric Sadin
.. Proxy politics: signal and noise – Hito Steyerl
.. Towards a philosophy of photography – Villem Flusser
..The mirror stage as formative of the function of the I [je] as revealed to us in the psychoanalytic experience – Jacques Lacan

#2 //Tools AI (Introduction to technology)
– Introduction to AI and ML
– Introduction to data mining and the TSNE algorithm for data visualization
– Artificial organization of transfeminist sound expressions :

#3 //Collective experience (Practice)
– discussion and sharing around the topics presented at the workshop
– collective note-taking
– recording of sound expressions and note readings
– AI assisted organization and visualization of the recordings
– creation of a collective sound piece
– conclusion/proposals + questions


Tatiana Cuoco (Buenos Aires, 1991)

Image and Sound Designer of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires. Participant of the research project IDIS (Investigations in Design of Image and Sound) and profesor of the subjects Audiovisual Project 1 and Photography in the same faculty. Currently developing the thesis “Redes Sociales Cyborg” (Cyborg Social Networks), on which this workshop is based, to culminate the Master in Interactive Design studied during 2018 and 2019 with a scholarship from the University of Buenos Aires.
I’m part of the artists’ collective TRRUENO, oriented to audiovisual creation with electronic media, and the mutant transfeminist proyect, #VIVAS. From 2013 I’ve been presenting performances and workshops in museums and festivals in South America and Europe such as MUTEK, the Centro de Artes 2 de Mayo, the Centro Cultural Kirchner, the Centro de Arte Sonoro de la Casa Nacional del Bicentenario, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires and the Estéticas Expandidas festival in Colombia, between others.