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May 2019

Flim Screening : Terminator 1 & 2

18th May 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Phoenix, Phoenix Arts Centre, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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Keynote : Ernest Edmonds – Art and Influence: Learning in Augmented Worlds

23rd May 2019 @ 10:45 am - 11:15 pm
Phoenix, Phoenix Arts Centre, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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Speaker : Ernest Edmonds AI is important in interactive art. The art reaches beyond the computer game paradigm to explore lifelong evolution and the building of relationships. Working in a distributed connected world a new art of evolving and connected systems is emerging. The worlds in which these new art forms exist extends to virtual…

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Keynote : Mario Klingemann – Interstitial Space 2019

23rd May 2019 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Phoenix, Phoenix Arts Centre, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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Mario Klingemann is an artist and describes himself as a skeptic with a curious mind. He taught himself programming in the early 1980s and has been creating algorithms that are able to surprise and to show almost autonomous creative behaviour ever since. In this Keynote, he introduces his latest work, Interstitial Space 2019, which creates…

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Talk : Making a Chatbot

23rd May 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Phoenix, Phoenix Arts Centre, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
Free

Speaker : Libby Heaney With the rise of nationalism it is important to reassess collective and individual (national) identities and search for new ways of questioning notions of authenticity and origin. In my mind, Karen Barad’s theory of intra-action is useful for this end. Intra-action posits that objects or phenomena do not precede their interaction…

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Talk : Love Apparatus

23rd May 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Phoenix, Phoenix Arts Centre, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
Free

Speaker : Fabrizio Poltronieri Can apparatus love? We don’t know for sure, but surely they can say things about love! This artist talk will reflect on the development of the artwork featured as part of last year's ART-AI Festival.  “#LoveApparatus” (@apparatus_love) was installed at the Highcross Shopping Centre and delivered generative love text aphorisms based…

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Talk : State of the AI-Art

23rd May 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phoenix, Phoenix Arts Centre, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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Speaker : Luba Elliot This talk will give an overview of how artists and creative technologists are using and thinking about artificial intelligence. Over the past couple of years, there has been increasing interest in applying the latest advances in machine learning to creative projects in art, music, film, theatre and beyond. From Google's DeepDream and style transfer to…

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Keynote : Jake Elwes – Creative Dilemmas

23rd May 2019 @ 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Phoenix, Phoenix Arts Centre, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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Speaker : Jake Elwes The creative possibilities opened up by machine learning and the implications of generating new original content from an algorithm - which has learnt from vast amounts of data using generative neural networks - seem conceptually extraordinary. Early experiments included generating images of electric sheep, clouds in skies, and tricking a censoring…

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23rd May 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Phoenix, Phoenix Arts Centre, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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Panel : State of the AI-Art The panel is chaired by Ernest Edmonds, with discussants from the day's keynotes and talks. As well as picking up on the issues related to the creative processes, curatorial considerations and audience engagement strategies, this is an opportunity for all conference participants to ask burning questions that may have…

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Flim Screening : Phoenix VR – Rose Coloured

23rd May 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Flim Screening : Phoenix VR – Rose Coloured

23rd May 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Phoenix, Phoenix Arts Centre, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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