Qingyi Ren (they/them) is a non-binary digital artist and researcher whose work delves into the intersection of art, technology, and social justice. With a passion for unravelling the complex web of gender theory, AI ethics, and digital identity.
They Currently based in Basel and Linz, dedicate their artistic practice to unveiling the subtle biases ingrained within the realm of machine learning and its profound impact on marginalized identities. Through their thought-provoking artistry, they challenge the status quo and inspire critical conversations surrounding the ethics of artificial intelligence.
They are currently a PhD candidate in the collaborative MAKE/SENSE Program at The University of Arts Linz and The Basel Academy of Art and Design FHNW.
"Editon" is an immersive exploration of AI-generated art that exposes the undercurrents of stereotypes within technology. This interactive installation takes viewers through an iterative process: from text to image and back, shedding light on the inadvertent biases AI can amplify.
The project begins with raw textual prompts, showcasing the artist's descriptions that sparked the AI's creativity. As visitors envision the potential visuals, they're led to AI-generated images – a fusion of language and imagery. Yet, the true revelation comes when the AI is tasked again, using its own images to re-imagine the original descriptions. This cycle uncovers the complexities of bias woven into AI's learning. Through subtle alterations, visitors witness how stereotypes embedded in the AI's training data resurface, magnifying potential harm. "Editon" prompts discussions about ethical AI development, inviting viewers to reflect on their role in shaping technology's impact on society.