Tactical entanglements: AI art, creative agency, and the limits of intellectual property

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How do artistic experiments with artificial intelligence problematize human-centered notions of creative agency, authorship, and ownership? Offering a wide-ranging discussion of contemporary digital art practices, philosophical and technical considerations of AI, posthumanist thought, and emerging issues of intellectual property and the commons, this book is firmly positioned against the anthropomorphic spectacle of “creative AI.” It proposes instead the concept of the posthumanist agential assemblage, and invites readers to consider what new types of creative practice, what reconfigurations of the author function, and what critical interventions become possible when AI art provokes tactical entanglements between aesthetics, law, and capital.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLüneburg, Germany
PublisherMeson press
Number of pages186
ISBN (Electronic)9783957961846, 9783957961853
ISBN (Print)9783957961839
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2021


  • Digital art
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Intellectual property
  • Agency
  • Creative agency
  • Posthumanism

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