SOMEWHERE is a digital media focused on culture, founded by Mathieu Wothke. In a saturated social- & media landscape which is getting more and more complicated to gain visibility, SOMEWHERE’s mission to uplift social scenes and provide a platform is more important and relevant than ever.
Andreas Wannerstedt is a Stockholm-based digital artist and art director, who crafts unique 3D sculptures and mesmerizing looping animations. Both sophisticated and whimsical, Andreas’ work features simple and playful geometric shapes in balanced compositions, together with organic textures and harmonizing color palettes. His perfectly synchronized animations have often been described as “oddly satisfying”, since the overall effect evokes a strangely hypnotizing feeling which makes the viewer relaxed and even meditative. Although his animations are vaguely based on real world behaviors, they often break the boundaries of tolerances, friction and gravity, enabling endless motions of the cleanest order.
Korey Stegared-Pace is an AI Cloud Advocate at Microsoft, with the mission to expand AI literacy and knowledge for the curious-minded. Korey believes the capabilities of using AI within art and literature caught many by surprise, due to the high quality and accessibility.
Mohamed Mire is a curator and exhibition manager at Fotografiska Stockholm. His work revolves around creating exhibitions that showcase thought-provoking and inspiring works of art. Lisa Ehlin is a lecturer in history, theory and context with focus on visual communication at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm. Her thesis "Becoming Image: Perspectives on Digital Culture, Fashion and Technofeminism" mainly dealt with the internet, visual culture, image culture, norm criticism and media history. As an interdisciplinary researcher, Lisa mainly focuses on digital and popular culture, technology and cultural history. Lisa looks at AI through the lens of discourse, and her role is to see how these ideas interact with AI and force us to re-evaluate concepts we often take for granted, or as “natural”.
Presenting “AI’s impact on culture” at SCOPES, a panel talk led by SOMEWHERE together with Andreas Wannerstedt, Korey Stegared-Pace, Mohamed Mire and Lisa Ehlin. Focusing on the impact of AI in culture and exploring how artificial intelligence is changing and shaping various aspects of our society and culture. The discussion may cover topics such as the effects of AI on the job market, the role of AI in artistic expression and creativity, the ethical implications of using AI in decision-making processes and the impact of AI on social interactions and communication. The panelists may also discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks of AI, as well as the challenges and opportunities that arise from its integration into our daily lives.