Webinars & Events

The Latest— Generative Art & Digital Peacebuilding: exploring the unseen latent space of neural networks through text-to-image artwork

August 24, 2022 | 9:00AM EST, 3:00PM CET


The field of generative or algorithmic art has seen exponential growth in research and technological developments within the past few years. Specifically, within the past year AI systems that use neural networks and deep learning to create images from text descriptions have exploded in use and capability. These systems have democratized the generation of digital art, as well as presented ethical challenges in terms of replicating social biases and raising copyright concerns of professional artists. In this webinar, Zach Tilton will explore the potential this new technology holds for digital peacebuilding, along with an introduction to getting started with generative art.

Recent Events and Recordings:

Participatory Action Research, Polarization, and Social Media: lessons from Digital MAPS, Build Up | Mar 16, 2022

Social Media Analysis for Mediators and Peacebuilders, Build Up and The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue | Feb 9, 2022

Phoenix demo: social media analysis for peacebuilders and mediators, Build Up and datavaluepeople | Dec 15, 2021

Building Trust Online, with Waidehi Gokhale (Soliya) and Rawan Tahboub (Sharing Perspectives Foundation) | July 13, 2021

Feminist approaches to online consultations and what they reveal, with Krystel Tabet, Helena Puig Laurrari, and Mira El Mawla | June 18, 2021

Misinformation and Social Cohesion, with Caleb Gichuhi | May 11, 2021

Reimagining what engineering is for: a place for peacebuilding, with Darshan Mukesh Arvinda Karwat | April 13, 2021

Strengthening information literacy: Countering extremism and strengthening social cohesion, from the ‘New Ec(h)o systems: #Democracy in the age of #SocialMedia’ conference | 16-17 March 2021

Social media and conflict analysis: What you can actually learn about a conflict context from social media, with Mira El Mawla and Krystel Tabet | March 9, 2021

Social media and peacebuilding in the U.S.: Updates and Lessons from the Commons Project, with Kate Mytty and Julie Hawke | February 10, 2021

Design’s response to the crises of 2020, RSA Events with Helena Puig Laurrari | December 10, 2020

WhatsApp for Workshops: Collaborating on a large-scale research project remotely, with Claudia Meier | October 20, 2020

Social Media and Mediation, with Maude Morrison | September 17, 2020

A Conversation on Identity Polarization, with Build Peace 2020 keynote speaker, Medinat Malefakis | July 22, 2020

Fostering a systems lens to peacebuilding and social justice work during the pandemic, with Ncedisa Nkonyeni and Fergus Turner from the Bertha Centre | July 8, 2020

Peace and the Pandemic (video of event, audio only), at London School of Economics | June 24, 2020

Online Identity Formation: A Growing Challenge to Peace, at Virtual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development | May 20, 2020

Setting the Scene: A Framework for the Functions of Technology in Peacebuilding, at DME for Peace | May 14, 2020

Don’t bury the signal: engaging with polarized conversations, at Global Digital Development Forum | May 6, 2020

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