Petra Jääskeläinen

I’m a PhD Candidate and a critical design researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, focusing on sustainability and ethics of Creative AI/AI arts with a background in Human-Computer Interaction and Design for Change. My recent research work has included more-than-human and feminist environmental post-humanities inquiries on AI arts, as well as studies on culture, materiality, and imaginaries of environmental sustainability in the context of AI arts. For example, my recent studies have focused on using speculative methods in studying imaginaries, aiming to understand the values that get embedded into the design of these technologies. I have also examined Creative-AI technologies from perspectives of feminist, more-than-human care, and studied AI-enabled visual cultures from feminist media studies and designerly perspectives. Current research interest lies in critically examining the ethical underpinnings of AI art technologies and diversifying the values engaged in constructing their technological-material-cultural futures.

Recent publications

Jääskeläinen, P. and Åsberg, C. What’s the Look of “Negative Gender” and “Max Ethnicity” in AI-Generated
Images? A Critical Visual Analysis of the Intersectional Politics of Portrayal. CHI EA ’24, May 11–16, 2024, Honolulu, HI, USA.

P. Jääskeläinen, A. Holzapfel and C. Åsberg, “Exploring More-than-Human Caring in Creative-Ai Interactions,” in NordiCHI ’22: Nordic Human-Computer Interaction Conference, 2022.

P. Jääskeläinen, A. Holzapfel and D. Pargman, “On the environmental sustainability of Ai art(s),” in Workshop on Computing within Limits, June 21-22, 2022.

Y. Ren et al.“How to Make AI Artists Feel Guilty in a Good Way? : Designing Integrated Sustainability Reflection Tools (SRTs) for Visual Generative AI,” in ICCC ’23 International Conference of Computational Creativity, 2023.

P. Jääskeläinen, “Speculation and Fiction in Exploring Values and Ethics in Creative-AI Technologies,” in Disruptive Imaginations — Joint Annual Conference of Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) and Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung (GfF), 2023.

Y. Deng, P. Jääskeläinen and K. Popova, “The Green Notebook – A Co-Creativity Partner for Facilitating Sustainability Reflection in AI Art Practises,” in ACM IMX ’23, June 12–15, 2023, Nantes, France, 2023.

P. Jääskeläinen, “Explainable Sustainability for AI in the Arts,” in The 1st International Workshop on Explainable AI for the Arts, ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference, 2023, 2023.

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