Mind over Matter – How AI Will Define the Future of Photography

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Mind over Matter – How AI Will Define the Future of Photography

Boris Eldagsen, Head of Digital Department at the German Photographic Academy (DFA)

Venue: Online
Date: Saturday, 3rd of June, 10.00 -12.00 am
Level: all levels
Price: CHF 48
Deadline for registration: TBC

How it works: You will receive a confirmation of your registration. Three days before the workshop you’ll receive a mail with a link to the online workshop.
To participate, please log in 5-10 minutes before the online workshop starts – via the link you received.

2022 was “the year in which the AI revolution began” (BR.de): After Artificial Intelligence was trained using millions of photographs, drawings and paintings from human history and their image descriptions, it can now generate new images with just a few descriptive words. Based on the principle of image synthesis, the generators DALL E2, Midjourney and Stable Diffusion dominated discussions in the feature pages and technology columns of the media in the late summer and fall of 2022. Since December, the success of the voice AI ChatGPT has confirmed the hunch that AI is a revolution in technology that, like industrialization and digitization, will impact all areas of life. The momentum with which AI is improving and changing the way we live and work is impressive. What photography will still be in the future will not be defined by photography, but by AI. Boris Eldagsen has been experimenting with DALL E2 and Stable Diffusion since the beginning and was the first in the German-speaking world to develop a workshop on AI-generated images. He gives an overview of the current state of technical development and its impact on photography and society – and uses his own examples to show how AI can be applied artistically.

Boris Eldagsen, Head of Digital Department at the German Photographic Academy (DFA)

Boris Eldagsen (*1970) studied fine arts at the art academies of Mainz and Prague, and the University of Hyderabad (India) – and philosophy at the universities of Cologne and Mainz.

His photomedia works have been shown internationally in institutions and festivals including Fridericianum Kassel, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, CCP Melbourne, ACP Sydney, EMAF Osnabrück, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, FORMAT Festival Derby, Singapore International Photography Festival, Chobi Mela Dhaka, Noorderlicht Groningen and Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Since 2004 he has taught at international art colleges and given workshops for the Goethe Institute and numerous international festivals and museums.
Boris is digital advisor to Roger Ballen and “Head of Digital” at the German Photographic Academy (DFA).

His background as a university lecturer, photo artist and digital media freelancer makes him one of the AI experts in the German photo scene.