Slow AI: Exploring Alternative AI Narratives
w/ Nadia Piet

05. 09. 2023


Following the successful pilot in July, Uroboros Collective is excited to announce the launch of our regular monthly Creative AI meet-ups. To kick off the upcoming season, we are joining forces with the AIxDESIGN community. We are thrilled to have Nadia Piet, the founder of AIxDESIGN, join us to lead a community session focusing on Slow AI.

Unraveling the fabric of Slow AI, this event seeks to deviate from the conventional AI narrative dictated by tech giants and thought leaders. As a community of creative AI enthusiasts, we gather to discuss alternative pathways in AI development born from our collective dissatisfaction with its current trajectory. It's time to unleash our frustrations, channeling them into the fertile ground of constructive conversations. What do we aspire for in AI, beyond what we reject?

As Ruha Benjamin beautifully articulated, "Remember to imagine and craft the worlds you cannot live without, just as you dismantle the ones you cannot live within." In this spirit, we invite each participant to contribute a beacon of hope – a project link, publication, or impactful quote that envisions a better AI realm. Prepare to share your offering, as each participant is granted a 2-minute spotlight to present their inspiration. Together, we'll extract the essence of these contributions, weaving them into words and visuals that craft a digital garden of ideas, a moodboard of innovation. Themes and threads shall emerge, leading us into smaller group discussions, each orbiting around a distinct motif.


Nadia Piet (NL) is a designer, researcher and organizer with focus on AI/ML, data, tech, (digital) culture and creativity. She is the founder of AIxDESIGN, holds MA in data-driven design. Previously worked as Head of Creative Technology at DEPT Agency, design researcher for emerging tech prototypes with Bit, facilitated workshops demystifying digital with DECODED, published the AI meets Design toolkit and freelanced for 10+ years across industries and continents.

AIxDESIGN is a global community shaping participatory approaches and alternative narratives for AI since 2018. Now, AIxDESIGN is connecting 8000+ computer-curious people through community events and a Slack group.

The Uroboros Festival is a creative confluence where art, design, and research practitioners unite, collectively experimenting with an array of innovative methods aimed at catalyzing positive transformation in our precarious and delicate global landscape. Throughout the year, the Uroboros collective concentrates on an array of focused research and educational undertakings. These multifaceted activities gradually build momentum, ultimately crescendoing in the annual festival – a vibrant manifestation of Uroboros year-round endeavors.


Join the CREATIVE AI Meetups at Petrohradská Kolektiv, starting September 2023. CREATIVE AI Meetups represent a collaborative initiative aimed at connecting, sharing, and fostering cooperation. With a primary emphasis on creative AI and critical practice, our objective is to delve into the realms of creative human-computer co-creation, exploring both the potential and boundaries of this intersection. To learn more about our meetups, kindly reach out to us via email at

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Provoz kulturních aktivit Petrohradská kolektiv je v roce 2022 finančně podpořen Ministerstvem kultury ČR, Magistrátem hlavního města Prahy, a Městskou částí Prahy 10.

The production of the cultural activities of the Petrohradská kolektiv is financially supported in 2022 by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Municipality of the City of Prague, and the Municipal District of Prague 10.