ANN: Workshop “Art, Law and Artificial Intelligence” at the 29th biennial World Congress of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. Monday 8 July, 14.00-18.30, Lucerne

IVR 2019 Special Workshop ​⋕​151
Art, Law and Artificial Intelligence

in the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci

University of Lucerne Faculty of Law, Monday 8 July, 14.00-18.30, Room 1.B05

Prof. Dr. ​Alessandra Franca​ (Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil), ​“La contemporanéité et le juriste vitruvien”
Dr. ​Alicja Jagielska-Burduk (UNESCO Chair, University of Opole, Poland), “​Technology and Art: a challenging relationship”
Prof. Dr. ​Gianmaria Ajani​ (University of Turin, Italy), ​“Automatic Art and the Law”
Dr. ​Colette R. Brunschwig (University of Zurich, Switzerland), ​“Multisensory Robots and Legal Visualization: Perspectives of Legal Theory” Prof. Dr. ​Mikhail Antonov​ (HSE University, Russia), “Can AI be a legal subject?”
Prof. Dr. ​Bjarne Melkevik (Université Laval, Canada), ​“The ​iurisprudentia picturata ​of our age: Some thought about artificial intelligence and artificial-law-images”
Dr. ​Mario Viola de Azevedo Cunha (European University Institute, Italy), ​“Art creation through AI: between copyright and data protection”
Prof. Dr. ​Alessandra Silveira (University of Minho, Portugal) and Prof. Dr. ​Joana Abreu (University of Minho, Portugal), ​“Culture, Arts and Fundamental Rights – Digital Single Market and the Audiovisual Media Services Directive”
Prof. Dr. ​Marcilio Franca (Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil, and University of Turin, Italy), ​“Nullum ius sine aesthetica”

In the year in which the world celebrates the 500th anniversary of the death of the genius Leonardo da Vinci, this IVR Special Workshop aims to bring together jurists from Brazil, Canada, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia and Switzerland interested in two Leonardian themes: art and technology. Art and technology maintains a very strong and dialectical relationship with the law. On the one hand, art and technology have great repercussions on the production and understanding of law, and on the other hand, the legal system maintains a great influence in those two subjects by regulating them, by defining the roles of their subjects, by fomenting or limiting their market. For a very long period of time Law was ‘multimedia’. In many occasions in history, law used symbols, new technologies and images to be disseminated and understood. Especially between the Middle Ages and modern times, the dignity and the weight of images were great, so much so that important juridical manuscripts were richly illustrated, forming the relevant set of images now known as ‘iurisprudentia picturata’. Between the 17th and 20th centuries, the role of the arts and technology was relativized and disparaged in the law, which came to be seen only as as an exclusively textual science (‘Textwissenschaft’), whose strength would reside in the purest interpretation of legal texts. To Cornelia Vismann, jurists were really afraid of images: they suffered from imagophobia. This IVR Special Workshop is meant to bridge this distance between arts, new technologies and law, which gains renewed importance in the current times, thanks to the relevance that the images and the visual devices reach in the legal world of today – after all, we live in an “iconocracy” or “visiocracy”. In 1473, when Leonardo Da Vinci designed his ‘Paesaggio con fiume’, he inaugurated a new page of the cultural history that repositions man at the center of his time. Under this influence, the present workshop wants to discuss what are currently the impacts of artificial intelligence on the man who produces and consumes art and law.