How to find the Soul of a Sailor, by Kasia Molga
From Miriam Walsh
by Kasia Molga
Kasia Molga spent her childhood travelling with her sailor father on merchant navy vessels. He passed away quite unexpectedly 15 years ago leaving diaries from his journeys. In this talk, Molga reports on experiments using The New Real's AI platform to recreate stories in his voice. She reflects on the ethics of 'recreating' fragments of her dad's personality to create an illusion of his presence – sensing lost loved ones in small datasets.
About the artist
Kasia Molga (UK/PL) has refused to be labelled – design fusionist, artist, environmentalist, creative coder and technologist who for over a decade has sought ways of collaboration with nature, predominantly focusing on the ever-changing human relation to and perception of the natural environment and fellow ‘earthlings’. Her award winning work has been exhibited worldwide (i,e. Ars Electronica, Tate Modern, MIS (BR), Centre Pompidou and more). Kasia has taken part in many international art & science residencies and has lectured and mentored regularly in the EU and UK. An affinity with the ocean is evident in Kasia’s work, born from her time growing up on merchant navy vessels with her sailor father and she is the proud holder of a diving license.