LAS Art Foundation

In Conversation: Lawrence Lek & Professor Iyad Rahwan

about his solo exhibition NOX

27 Oct 2023

The conversation invites us to explore the universe of NOX and the actors operating within it, and to question how agency, consciousness and empathy might develop in a world shaped by AI.

In their conversation, artist Lawrence Lek and Iyad Rahwan (Director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Founder and Director of the Center for Humans & Machines) delve into the world of NOX and its underlying themes of intelligent machines, smart systems and Interspecies collaboration. How can speculation and worldbuilding help us explore growing human-machine interdependencies? How do we imagine the psychological, moral and political ramifications of a smart city reality built on automation and surveillance? How distant might a future be, in which machines could feel emotions — and would they be capable of evoking them in us humans?