Selected Resources for A.I Research

Work in progress

Online Archives and Databases

“Creative A.I. Lab”

Edinburg Futures Institute database

“Experiential AI”- Edinburg Futures Institute

NYU “AI Now”

Columbia Storytelling Lab

“A Is for Another: Dictionary of AI”

Rhizome AI

MIT Docubase   

Harvard metaLab

Java Museum

Experiential AI Twitter

AiLab Twitter

Whitney Museum of American Art database

Critical Commons AI archive

Forensic Architecture

AI Art Gallery

21st Century Digital Art

Zero1ne Project Archive

Exhibitions and Events

“Histories of Artificial Intelligence: A Genealogy of Power” Seminar 2020-2021

E-flux “True Fake: Troubling the Real in Artists’ Films/ March 2021

“Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965-2018” at Whitney Museum  2019

Exhibition on the Experiential’s collaboration with Ogilvy and IBM Watson: AI created portraits

“Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age, 1959-1989” at MoMA 2018

“Left and Right, or being who/where you are” CultureHub 2021

“The New Real: AI and art, the future is now” by Edinburg Futures Institute, 2021

2018 Sundance Panel on AI filmmaking:

“IBM X Watson: Hidden Portraits”

“Technoimagination” 2019 Korea Media Arts Festival in NYC

Art and Artificial Intelligence 2019 Open conference

“Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI” de Young Museum 2020-2021.

“Further Experiments in Art and Technology”

“Unfolding Intelligence: The Art and Science of Contemporary Computation” 2021 symposium at MIT Center for Art, Science and Technology(CAST)

“Generative Unfoldings” curated by Nick Montfort in conjunction with MIT CAST’s symposium “Unfolding Intelligence” (2021)

“In Our Image: Artificial Intelligence and the Humanities” 2021 National Humanities Center’s virtual conference and online art exhibition series

NYU and University of Cambridge “Expressive AI Symposium”

“Digital Consortium: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence”, an archive of lecture series organized by DigitalFutures.

“The Philip K Dick Film Festival 2021”- 2 day science fiction film festival with selected VR exhibition and screenplay competition in memory of Philip K Dick.

“Seeing with No Eyes: Video & AI”, an online screening program of videos produced with AI technologies, investigating the “visual and narrative possibilities through the hybrid teamwork of human and machine”. Organized by Yiran Xu and presented by Microscope Gallery.

“Expressive Intelligence: AI, Games and New Media”, a recorded lecture by Michael Mateas on his research and practice on “Expressive AI”, a process that occurs when AI research and art converge. Lecture at the Standford University Human Computer Interaction Seminar.

“The Robotic Art Competition (ROBOTART)”, an annual competition program for students and professionals involved in robotics, machine learning and image processing that ran from 2016 to 2019.

“Artists & Robots Exposition” (2018) at the Grand Palais. An exhibition of forty artists who experiment with the new AI technology to question the role of art and artists.

“AI Anarchies” (2022), a transdisciplinary event featuring global communities of artists, scholars, cultural producers and cultural hackers, technologists, and activists’ participatory discussions, curated screenings and performances on the topic of AI ethics. The event attempted to “create new modes of feeling, thinking and relating to the topic of AI Ethics.”


Arielli, Emanuele and Manovich, Lev. “AI Aesthetics and the Anthroposcentric Myth of Creativity.” Forthcoming in Nodes and Journal of Art and Neuroscience (, 2022.

Barker, Tim. “Objects and Interaction.” Digital Creativity, 22:2. 65-77, 2011.

Benjamin, Ruha. Race After Technology. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2019.

Betancourt, Micahel. Force Magnifier: The Cultural Impacts of Artificial Intelligence. Wildside Press, 2020.

Betancourt, M. (2021). A Note on AI and the Ideology of Creativity. Academia Letters, Article 328.

Broussard, Meredith. Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2018.

Crawford, Kate and Joler, Vladan. Anatomy of an AI System. link

D’Ignazio, Catherine, and Klein, Lauren. Data Feminism. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2020.

Dieter Mersch, “(Un)Creative Artificial Intelligence: A Critique of ‘Artificial Art’ “

Ekbia, Hamid R. & Bardi, Bonnie. Heteromation, and Other Stories of Computing and Capitalism. Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2017.

Eubanks, Virginia. Automating Inequality: How High Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor. St. Martins Press, New York. 2018.

Goldberg, David T. “Coding Time,” Critical Times 2, no. 3 (2019): 353–69.

Hassapopoulou, Marina. “Reconfiguring Film Studies Through Software Cinema and Procedural Spectatorship.” NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies, 3:2. 2014.

Hayles, N. Katherine. How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.

Hicks, Mar. Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2017.

Hillis, W. Daniel. The Connection Machine. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1985.

Houser, Kristin. “the Oscar for Best Visual Effects Goes to: AI.” Futurism. March, 2018.

Joshi, Bhautik, Stewart, Kristin & Shapiro, David. “Bringing Impressionism to Life with Neural Style Transfer in Come Swim.”DigiPro ’17: Proceedings of the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Production Symposium. Article No.: 5 , 2017, pp. 1–5.

Manovich, Lev. AI Aesthetics. Strelka Press, Mocscow. 2019.

Manovich, Lev and Kratky, Andreas. Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2005.

Mateas, Michael. “Expressive AI: A hybrid art and science practice.” Leonardo 34.2 (2001): 147-153.

Mateas, Michael. “Semiotic Considerations in an Artificial Intelligence-based Art Practice.” Dichtung Digital: Journal on Digital Aesthetics, 2003.

Michael Mateas and Phoebe Sengers (Eds.), Narrative Intelligence. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 2003.

McIlwain, Charlton. Black Software: The Internet and Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter. Oxford University Press, 2019.

McVeigh, K. Margaret. “Making the Connection: Lev Manovich’s Texas and the Challenges of Interactive New Media Narrative.” Digital Creativity, Vol 22, 2011.

Noble, U. Sofia. Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. New York University Press, New York. 2018.

Rees, Tobias. “Machine/Intelligence: On the Philosophical Stakes of AI Today,” Beyond the Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2020).

Robitzski, Dan. “Artificial Intelligence Is Automating Hollywood. Now, Art Can Thrive.” Futurism. July 2018.

Shaviro, Steven. “Actual Entities and Eternal Objects.” Without Criteria: Kant, Deleuze, and Aesthetics. University of Minnesota Press, 2014.

Skorburg,Joshua August, Sinnott-Armstrong, Walter and Conitzer, Vincent. “AI Methods in Bioethics,” AJOB Empirical Bioethics 11, no. 1 (2020): 37–39.

Schröter, Jens. “Artificial Intelligence and the Democratization of Art.”

Thiel, Tamiko. “The Design of the Connection Machine.” Design Issues, Vol.10, 1994.

Vensa, Victoria editor. Database Aesthetics: Art in the Age of Information Overflow. University of Minnesota Press, 8th edition, 2007.

Wong, Şerife (Sherry). AI Justice: When AI Principles Are Not Enough,” Medium, August 5, 2019.

Youngblood, Gene. “Cinema and the Code.” Leonardo. Supplemental Issue, vol. 2, 1989, pp. 27–30. JSTOR,

Zarkadakis, George. In Our Own Image: Savior or Destroyer? The History and Future of Artificial Intelligence. Pegasus Books, New York. 2015.

Zehner, Brett. “Machines of Subjection: Notes on a Tactical Approach to Artificial Intelligence.” Machine Feeling, Vol 8:1, 2019.

Zylinska, Joanna. AI Art: Machine Visions and Warped Dreams. Open Humanities Press CIC, 2020.

More bibliography on A.I. Histories: Community Bibliography from University of Cambridge

More resources presented by “In Our Image: Artificial Intelligence and the Humanities” conference (2021):

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