Artificial Intelligems

explores the artistic potential, as well as the possible risks, of machine learning within contemporary jewellery. By ‘working-with’ self-learning algorithms, new types and acts of adornment emerge within the phygital realm. As such, perspectives on human-centered design, materiality, value and authorship are questioned, challenged, or, as it might turn out, more than ever, need to be perpetuated. Through participatory projects, they experiment with embodiments of transformative technologies such as A.I. in collective creation and presentation processes with the aim of envisioning posthuman craft practices.

This website

functions as an active archive. It develops throughout the research, by collecting and presenting a variety of projects. Conceived as a tool, this website is an experiment in creative and reflective writing. By exploring how to document and show an artistic research process, it offers a meta-perspective on the research. 

Hereby we'd like to invite you to grow this research together, and love to discover your perspectives on the topics and questions that are discussed.  

Use the blue and yellow sticky notes (top left corner of this webpage) to share your comments and questions! 
Slide down the text window by clicking on 'X' in the top right corner, and reveal works by artists/designers participating in our projects, as well as a selection of Ornamutations. 

Artificial Intelligems connects people, artistic practices and technologies to explore more-than-human co-creation with machine learning. Currently, this fluid collective consists of dr. Anneleen Swillen (expanded jewellery practice involving research in the arts, education, curation and writing, and co-founder of Artificial Intelligems), Greg Scheirlinckx (composer, sound engineer, and data scientist and co-founder of Artificial Intelligems) in collab with prof. dr. Ine Vanoeveren (XR performer, contemporary flutist, artistic researcher), Guus Vandeweerd (graphic designer) and lux&auma (a dance collective consisting of Carla Petzolt and Miriam Taschler). 

Artificial Intelligems emerged within Anneleen’s current postdoctoral research on 'Jewellery phenomena in a phygital age. (Post-)speculative reflections on co-creating, -presenting and -experiencing jewellery in a digital culture' at Hasselt University and PXL- MAD School of Arts, Hasselt (BE). 

Research interns 2022 - 2023: Esther Verstreken, Guus Vandeweerd and Senneke Van de Wygaert (students PXL-MAD, School of Arts)
 Graphic Design: Ine Meganck and Chloé D’Hauwe
 Web Development: Arthur Haegeman
 Font: GT Pressura by Grilli Type 
 Copywriting + council open call Artificial Intelligems #1, 2021: Dries De Geyter  This website is generously supported by PXL-MAD School of Arts, Hasselt and Hasselt University