Kelsey Cotton (Class of 2012)

2022 Mentonians Foundation Award Winner

My research engages with feminist and care-centric perspectives of human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence (AI), specifically within the context of interactive music. The creative appropriation of AI tools–especially within musical settings–offers exciting innovation and knowledge creation possibilities. It further brings forth deeper issues pertaining to the evolution of creative and artistic practices, copyright, ethics, and aesthetics. Through thoughtful and critical evaluation–combined with autobiographical and autoethnographic methods from my artistic practice–I seek to probe how artistic practitioners and communities utilise and engage with these tools, and ultimately formulate new frameworks to inform the design, development, and usage of AI within artistic practice, with applications to more general instances of AI within broader society. 

About the Foundation Scholarship

The Mentone Grammar Foundation provides the opportunity for Mentonians to apply for a grant of up to $15,000 to assist with the pursuit of Doctoral studies. The Mentonians Association and broader Mentone Grammar Community proudly supports our students to continue to ‘dream big’, long after they leave school.