Doctoral Program in English at the HUFA Doctoral School
November 14th, 2019
11.00-13.00: Contemporary Art in the Global Media (lecture series)
Protest Against Monuments
lecture in English
October 29th, 2019
11.00-13.00: Thoughts on Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition - from the perspective of fake documents, surveillance and the boredom of uniformity
lecture in English
Digital speech- and text-recognition assistants are part of our everyday life today. Artificially produced images and videos illustrate textual fake news we read, while more and more robust surveillance systems are constantly collecting data about our private life.
It has all started with texts: social media became inhabited by armies of socialbots and various non human users several years ago. Algorithmic text recognition and fabrication already play an increasingly important role in our written and spoken culture - and as more and more artificial texts start to dominate our media, the same is about to happen with fake videos and images nowadays.
To illustrate the inner workings of machine learning I try to give an insight to the history of algorithmic text recognition and fabrication in the first half of the lecture, while in the second half we will examine contemporary tendencies in what we call today “Artificial Intelligence”.
September 24th, 2019
11.30-13.00: Selfie and self-surveillance
Dr. Ana Peraica curator, art critic
lecture in English
The appearance of historic self-portrait genre was closely tied to technology of production of mirrors. These small reflective glasses evolved from concave, over convex to finally become flat mirror, also determining the historic styles of self-portraiture. Among them, the oldest, concave one is still being used for the larger space surveillance.
Further development mirror-based technologies, photography is, has also initiated various portrait analysis, serving for the control of prisoners via ID cards, over sorting of such images in larger archives, in order to distinguish various layers of society according their wealth, race or gender.
Contemporary selfie phenomena is framed by both of these surveillance aspects; while form one side enhancing the user to see behind own back in the control-type of mirror, it is also providing an image that can be analysed and put in the database, where serving various purposes. Voluntarily produced, selfie becomes a genre of self-surveillance.
Dr Ana Peraica’s (HR) recent books include The Age of Total Images (Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, in print), Fotografija kao dokaz (Multimedijalni institute, Zagreb, 2018), Culture of the Selfie (Institute of Networked Cultures, Amsterdam, 2017). Focus of her work falls in media arts, more precisely post-digital photography. She currently is visiting researcher at the Department for Image Science, Danube University Krems (AT) and visiting fellow at History department, Central European University in Budapest (HU).
13.00-14.00: Lunch Break
14.00-16.00: Year One Students introduce themselves to the community of the HUFA Doctoral School
THREE IMAGES – THREE SENTENCES
Éva Bubla, Zsófi Erdős, Nándor Hevesi, Dávid Kovács, Kristóf Boldizsár Kovács, Dániel Máté, Dóra Eszter Molnár, Judit Lilla Molnár, Anna Nemes, Luca Oberfrank, Ferenc Szakács, Hajnalka Tulisz, Enkhtaivan, Md Nuruzzaman Khan, Vitor Augusto Bento Silva
At the beginning of each new academic year we ask Year One students to present three of their own art works to us all. This can be a reproduction or the original artwork (painting, installation, found object, but not moving image). Please select three sentences for each artwork, and you can read a text when presenting each artwork. These sentences can be your own text or a quote from another author.
Please take note that we ask each student to say no more and no less than three sentences associated to their three artwork’ images. After the presentation the audience can ask questions from the student.
2019. October 29.
…ami az egyháztörténetből kimaradt: ismeretterjesztő előadások szakrális témákban, művészettörténeti megközelítésben
A tanfolyam kezdete: 2020. február 5.
Jelentkezési határidő: 2020. január 20.
2019. December 03.
A tanfolyam kezdete: 2020. február 13.
Jelentkezési határidő: 2020. január 29.
2019. November 26.