Course details

teacher Adam Łukawski
term September 2023-April 2024
participation The course is open to all master students and does not require prior experience in computer programming.
method of instruction One 5-hours-long session per month, 8 sessions in total. Seminar-style lectures and workshops (4 sessions), creative labs (3 sessions), and a public concert/exhibition. Each instructional session will involve theoretical discussion followed by practical hands-on experience, such as composing with AI models or creating music non-fundable tokens (NFTs).
readings * Rosa Braidotti and Maria Hlavajova (eds.), Posthuman Glossary, London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2018.
  * Jaya Klara Brekke, ‘The White Paper by Satoshi Nakamoto’, in Satoshi Nakamoto, The White Paper, ed. by Jaya Klara Brekke and Ben Vickers, Ignota Books, 17-63.
  * Ruth Catlow, arc. Garrett, Nathan Jones and Sam Skinner (eds.), Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. 2017
  * Gary Tomlinson, ‘Posthumanism and Music’, in: The Oxford Handbook of Western Music and Philosophy, ed. Thomas Mcauley, Nanette Nielsen, and Jerrold Levinson. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  * Aaron Sloman, ‘The Structure of the Space of Possible Minds’, in: The Mind and the Machine: Philosophical Aspects of Artificial Intelligence, ed. S. Torrance and Ellis Horwood. 1984, pp. 35-42.
  * Martin Zeilinger,  Tactical Entanglements: AI Art, Creative Agency, and the Limits of Intellectual Property, Lüneburg:  Meson press, 2021.
assessment Students' understanding and application of the course concepts will be evaluated through their contributions to the creative labs and their final post-human music compositions presented in the concert/exhibition.
credits 5
related electivesElectronic Music
  Technological Strategies in Performing and Composing