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GIA - reading group

The GIA collective is organising a reading group in May and June 2024.

Dates: Wednesdays May 22, May 29, June 5
Time: 16.00-18.00
Location: mur-Projektraum, Leitnergasse 7, 8010 Graz
The reading group will be held in English only.

LLMs represent a major advancement of the ‘computational turn’ in
mediality, but remain rather isolated as an object of investigation or
critique. This is partly due to marketing hype surrounding them (which
becomes the secondary object of critique) or their ambivalent
corporate origin, but also a lack of ambitious theoretical

In order to attempt a more wide ranging view we invite you to join
GIA’s activities the mur.at worklab and together we will consider
questions like:

How do LLMs remediate old dreams (and nightmares) of universal
languages, encyclopedists, archivists and all kinds of information
management projects to which LLMs are peculiarly related?

How is the question of remediation related to abstraction and what
kind of vistas do LLMs open for us (new dreams and new nightmares)?

In what sense can we understand LLMs as the first true AI cultural
interfaces? What does the future hold in an era of ubiquitous LLMs?

What kinds of social and self-relations will be afforded by LLMs?

We will address these and similar questions in our activities. These
include Wednesday reading groups (22.5. 29.5. 5.6. // 16.00 - 18.00)
in the mur.at project room (Leitnergasse 7) and a traditional worklab
in June (19. -23. 6.) at KIG.

More information about the coming reading seminars:

You can come to any seminar. There’s no need to attend all.
The texts we will read will be announced here each week. If you
want to suggest a text, you can do so at the seminar or send us an
email at gia@kompot.si
22., 29. Mai 2024, 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
5. Juni 2024, 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
Weitere Informationen
Veranstaltungsort: mur-Projektraum, Leitnergasse 7, 8010 Graz

Eintritt/Kosten: freier Eintritt

Veranstalter: mur.at - Initiative Netzkultur