Recl(AI)ming Pleasure through F(AI)lure: How can one reclaim agency and fight biases with (AI) storytelling?

Behind the Scenes Artist Talk with Emily Martinez as part of the AI Playground Program’s #Text Theme



The tools we use to create narratives with AI, furthering and expanding our human language, are modern in their performance but simultaneously stuck in the past carrying our ingrained biases and stereotyping. How can one reclaim agency and fight biases with (AI) storytelling?

In their work, Emily Martinez focuses on critically looking, un/learning, un/making, speaking and dreaming about queer imaginings and AI. During the behind-the-scenes talk, Emily will walk us through their projects such as Queer AI, Ultimate Fantasy, and Unsupervised Pleasures.

The talk is open to curious individuals from all fields and disciplines.

This event is part of AI Playground by AIxDesign. AI Playground is a series of events where we want to showcase the most interesting, forward-thinking and mind-blowing ways to use AI&ML tools in creative practice. The goal of these sessions is to inspire and activate creatives in a playful and accessible way to take the first step into exploring and adopting AI methods into their toolkit.

This event is part of AI Playground program led by Computational Mama a.k.a. Ambika and funded by Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industrie.

The talk will take around 60 minutes including the Q&A and discussions, and you will need to bring:

-a reasonable internet access

-An open mind ūüôā <3 (The talk will happen on Gathertown and will be recorded for future reference and documentation. ) About the Artist Emily Martinez (they/she) is a new media artist working with machine learning, queer technologies, new economies, and consensual tech. They are a 1st generation immigrant/refugee (Cuba > Miami) and a self-taught coder who believes in the tactical misuse of technology.¬†Emily’s work has been exhibited internationally,¬†mostly as a¬†collaborator with¬†Anxious to Make¬†and¬†Queer AI. Their latest project,¬†Unsupervised Pleasures¬†is a DIY community library and practice space that uses queer methodologies, glitch feminism, decolonial and other non-normative frameworks to un/make things with AI. When Emily is not working, they are learning to love and doing their energy work.

About AIxDesign

AIxDesign is a studio and global network exploring & shaping practices emerging at the intersection of Design and AI/ML/Data. Embracing industry, academic, and artistic approaches equally, our goals are to invite critical & creative approaches to AI, make it more accessible, and collectively unpack and uphold what it means to develop AI systems in line with human values. For more info about our work, have a look at our website at

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Jun 09 2022


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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