Luba is a curator, artist and researcher specialising in artificial intelligence in the creative industries. She is currently working to educate and engage the broader public about the latest developments in creative AI through monthly meetups, talks and tech demonstrations. As curator, she organised workshops and exhibitions on art and AI for The Photographers’ Gallery, the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence and Google. Prior to that, she worked in start-ups, including the art collector database Larry’s List. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Modern Languages at the University of Cambridge and has a certificate in Design Thinking from Hasso-Plattner-Institute D-school in Potsdam.
Piotr Mirowski is a research scientist in artificial intelligence as well as a theatre and improv actor who aims at bridging the arts and sciences. Piotr studied computer science in France and obtained his PhD in deep learning at New York University. He has a decade-long experience of machine learning in industrial research labs, where he developed solutions for epileptic seizure prediction from EEG, robotic navigation and natural language processing.
Performance-wise, Piotr trained in Toulouse, New York and London, as an actor at the LSDA – London School of Dramatic Art – and as an improviser with The Showstoppers, The Nursery, Hoopla, teachers from UCB Comedy, City Academy, Imprology, Gotham City Improv, QUICKTHINKING! Improv and C cédille.
Piotr was a member of New York-based improv volunteering charity Cherub Improv and London-based short form group Improvable. His shared passion for performing arts and AI drew him to co-create (with Kory Mathewson) HumanMachine and Improbotics, two artistic experiments fusing improv and AI.
Piotr’s collaborator in today’s performance is Kory, a PhD student at the University of Alberta and an award-winning improv comedian.
Antonio Roberts is a new media artist and curator based in Birmingham, UK. He uses technology-driven processes to explore issues surrounding open source software and free culture.
His visual and performance work has been featured at galleries and festivals including databit.me in Arles, France (2012), Glitch Moment/ums at Furtherfield Gallery, London (2013), Loud Tate: Code at Tate Britain (2014), glitChicago at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago, US (2014), Permission Taken at Birmingham Open Media and University of Birmingham (2015-2016), Common Property at Jerwood Visual Arts, London (2016), Green Man Festival, Wales (2017) and Barbican, London (2018).
Antonio has curated exhibitions and projects including GLI.TC/H Birmingham (2011), the Birmingham editions of Bring Your Own Beamer (2012, 2013), [micro]Chip 3 (2015), Stealth (2015), and No Copyright Infringement Intended (2017). He is curator at Vivid Projects, Near Now Fellow, and is part of the Advisory Group for New Art West Midlands.
Pete Ashton is an artist based in Birmingham whose work uses media technologies to explore how we perceive and understand the world around us.
You can see more of his work here http://art.peteashton.com
Fabrizio Poltronieri (São Paulo, 1976) is an award-winning computer artist, designer, researcher and curator with a special interest in the relationships between Art, Design, Digital Media, Gamification, and Technology. His expertise lies in the development of creative coding and its exchanges with philosophical questions.
Two of his artworks from the ‘Visual Theogonies’ series (Dionysus and Calliope) are in the V&A’s – Victoria and Albert Museum– collection, in London, UK.
Currently, Fabrizio is a permanent member of the Institute of Creative Technologies at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, supervising PhD students and teaching creative code on the Digital Arts MA.
He is currently researching Creativity & Artificial Intelligence, applying machine and deep learning techniques to the production and design of narratives, moving images and objects.
More info about the artist can be found at www.fabriziopoltronieri.com