EMAP RESIDENCE artists´presentation at Helsinki OODI library 30.3




M-CULT proudly presents EMAP residents 2024

Andreas Zingerle (AT) and Linda Kronman (FI)
ᴀʀᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇᴀꜱᴛᴇʀ ᴇɢɢꜱ ᴏꜰ ᴀʀᴛɪꜰɪᴄɪᴀʟ ɪɴᴛᴇʟʟɪɢᴇɴᴄᴇ

30.3. 2024 15:00-18:00 (Easter Saturday)


Kuutio, 2nd floor of OODI library, Helsinki


15:00  ᴇᴀꜱᴛᴇʀ ʜᴀᴄᴋ ɪ: ᴅᴀᴛᴀ ɢᴀʀʙᴀɢᴇ – ᴀʀᴛɪꜱᴛɪᴄ ᴛᴀᴄᴛɪᴄꜱ ᴏꜰ ʀᴇꜱɪꜱᴛɪɴɢ ᴅᴀᴛᴀᴠᴇɪʟʟᴀɴᴄᴇ

16:00 ᴇᴀꜱᴛᴇʀ ʜᴀᴄᴋ ɪɪ: ᴀɪ ꜰᴇᴍɪɴɪꜱᴍ - ʜᴏᴡ ᴄᴀɴ ᴀʀᴛ ʜᴇʟᴘ ᴜꜱ ᴛʜɪɴᴋ ᴅɪꜰꜰᴇʀᴇɴᴛʟʏ ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴀɪ

17:00 ᴇᴀꜱᴛᴇʀ ʙᴏɴᴜꜱ: ᴀɪ ɪɴ ʜɪʀɪɴɢ - ᴀɴ ᴇᴀꜱᴛᴇʀ ᴇɢɢ ʜᴜɴᴛ ꜰᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ɪᴅᴇᴀʟ ᴇᴍᴘʟᴏʏᴇᴇ

In digital technology an Easter egg refers to an extra feature, a message, hidden in a software program, video game, etc., and is revealed by an obscure sequence of keystrokes or commands. This Easter Saturday you can join media artist & open source advocate Andreas Zingerle (AT) and AI feminist & digital culture researcher Linda Kronman (FI), as they discuss the ways art can reveal the Easter eggs of AI. A special Easter Hack session for resisting dataveilliance and re-thinking AI.

As a special Easter Bonus: If you think that AI will make employment fair, join us for an Easter egg hunt on how AI is impacting hiring.


15:00 Easter Hack I: Data Garbage – Artistic Tactics of Resisting Dataveillance

Are you concerned about the garbage floating in the sea of BigData?

Andreas Zingerle (AT) and Linda Kronman (FI) discuss their long time collaboration as as artist duo KairUs. Their art addresses data privacy & ethics concerns presenting artistic tactics to resist or subvert dataveillance. This talk highlights how data circulates as garbage: in form of spam on the Internet, as part of the global trade of e-waste, and as "BigData" when the data scientist principle "garbage in, garbage out," too often fuels AI systems with biased or poor data.


16:00 Easter Hack II: AI Feminism - How Can Art Help Us Think Differently About AI

Do you need an antidote to the AI hype only big-tech companies profit from?

This talk draws from Linda Kronman's PhD research in the Machine Vision in Everyday Life project at the University of Bergen (NO). Her dissertation investigates how machine vision is represented in digital art. Her presentation engages with artistic research which has been influential in communicating the harms of AI systems and biases in underlying datasets. The talk addresses if art and AI feminism can go beyond providing evidence of oppressive AI and help us re-think the ways AI is designed, deployed and talked about.


17:00 Easter Bonus: AI in Hiring - an Easter egg hunt for the ideal employee

This hands-on session starts with an short introduction to ongoing artistic research that Andreas Zingerle and Linda Kronman are conducting as a part of their EMAP residency at M-CULT in Helsinki. Thereafter you are welcome to join an Easter Egg hunt and get to: test how AI measures personality, use AI to optimize your appearance, and reflect on what is actually fair in an employment process.



Andreas Zingerle is a media artist who received his PhD from the University of Art and Design Linz researching vigilante counter-movements and anti-fraud activism. He implements social engineering strategies that emerge in his research into interactive narratives, artistic installations, data visualizations and creative media competence training with a focus on Open Source tools and workflows.

Linda Kronman is a media artist and PhD researcher in a digital humanities project called Machine Vision in Everyday Life at the University of Bergen. Her research on how machine vision is represented in digital art draws on feminist, posthuman and critical theory. By combining methods from humanities with artistic explorations she engages with the ways art can help us think differently about AI.

Since 2010 Andreas and Linda have collaborated under the collective name Kairus exploring the use and abuse of technologies through practice-based research which is closely intertwined with their artistic production. In 2022 Kairus was awarded the Outstanding Artist Award by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts and Culture.


The presentation is realised within the EMAP - European Media Art Platform’ s 2023 residency programme, co-funded by the EU.