SILBERSALZ Institute - AI Media Lab

The AI Media Lab is a new programme for AI and Computer Scientists at the cutting edge of their fields to lead new creative collaborations with artists, technologists and media producers and level up their science communication.

Where other programmes focus on embedding artists and creatives with scientists in order to inform their creative practice, the AI Media Lab puts scientists in at the forefront of the collaboration - developing a creative engagement proposal themselves that best serves their research as well as audiences before seeking a relevant artistic collaborator.


The programme will take a group of scientists and develop their research into fully fledged proposals for engaging artworks and experiences that are ready to pitch for investment. 


Participants will learn to communicate their research in novel and exciting ways under the guidance of expert industry mentors from the worlds of science communications, art, technology, media and impact. 


Each scientist will develop a creative concept for their research take part in a before taking part in a bespoke matchmaking process toduring which they will forge a new creative collaboration with an artist or media producer who will help them make their engagement project a reality.

The programme is supported by and in collaboration with Cyber Valley, Europe’s largest AI cluster. The lab is produced by Documentary Campus and curated by Crossover Labs who together share over 30 years experience in running media training programmes.

Course Dates

All activity will take place online with the exception of the Live Pitch which is intended to take place in person during the Silbersalz Festival in Halle (Saale).

  • Webinar - Collaborate: The Power of Communicating Science through Art
    Monday 19th April 2021
  • Application Deadline
    2nd May 2021 (23:59 CET)
  • Applicants Notified
    6th May 2021
  • Science Communication & Ideation Workshop
    24th & 25th May 2021
  • Matchmaking Presentations
    25th June 2021
  • Project Development Workshops
    6th July, 3rd August, 7th September (These dates will be rescheduled depending on the availability of participants)
  • Live Pitch at Silbersalz Festival
    17th & 18th September



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