As algorithmic data processing increasingly pervades everyday life, it is also making its way into the worlds of art, literature and music. In doing so, it shifts notions of creativity and evokes non-anthropocentric perspectives on artistic practice. Negotiating the aesthetic, cultural, and social implications of this development is an ongoing process to which this bilingual (German and English) and transdisciplinary final conference within the project From Avant-garde to Algorithm: Automated Creativity in Music and Literature aims to make its contribution.
Papers primarily from the fields of cultural studies, literary studies, musicology and sound studies as well as media studies, linguistics, philosophy of technology, sociology of technology, gender studies and beyond are welcome. The conference is also meant to be open to forms of aesthetic and performative knowledge production such as lecture performances, installations and artistic research projects. Contributions may consider, but are not limited to, the following topics and questions.