Fabian Offert

Assistant Professor
History and Theory of Digital Humanities

Office Location

Phelps 63xx

Bio

Fabian Offert's research and teaching focuses on the digital/computational humanities, with a special interest in the epistemology of artificial intelligence, and its intersection with art and literature. His dissertation (UCSB, 2020) examines artificial neural networks as image making machines.
 
Before joining the faculty at UCSB, Fabian was Postdoctoral Researcher in the research project "Synthetic Images as a Means of Knowledge Production" (DFG SPP 2172) at Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, and Affiliated Researcher in the Artificial Intelligence and Media Philosophy Research Group at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design.
 
His research was supported by fellowships from the German National Academic Foundation and the Regents of the University of California. He was also a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.
 
Previously, he worked for a number of German cultural institutions, among others ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Goethe-Institut New York, and Ruhrtriennale Festival of the Arts. His interdisciplinary projects have been supported by grants from Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Kunststiftung NRW, the French Ministry of Culture, and other national and international funding agencies.
 
 
Recent publications:
 
Fabian Offert, Peter Bell, "Generative Digital Humanities", in: Debates in the Digital Humanities, forthcoming 2020
 
Fabian Offert, Peter Bell, "Perceptual Bias and Technical Meta-Images. Critical Machine Vision as a Humanities Challenge", in: AI & Society, forthcoming 2020
 
Fabian Offert, "The Past, Present, and Future of AI Art", in: The Gradient, 2019, https://thegradient.pub/the-past-present-and-future-of-ai-art/