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May 2019

Flim Screening : WALL-E

12th May 2019 @ 10:50 am - 12:20 pm
Phoenix, Phoenix Arts Centre, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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Installation : Interstitial Space 2019

16th May 2019 - 31st May 2019
Phoenix, Phoenix Arts Centre, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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In this new interactive installation for the ART-AI festival, Klingemann has created an open feedback loop between the viewer and a portrait- generating adversarial network (GAN) – a type of AI system where two neural networks are pitted against each other. Through a camera, the system behind the installation observes its own output - as…

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Installation : Neural Zoo

16th May 2019 - 31st May 2019
Haymarket Shopping Centre, 1 Kildare Street
Leicester, LE1 3YA
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Neural Zoo is an exploration of the ways creativity works: the combination of known elements into a new, previously unseen element. The creator in this case is the algorithm itself but with a human artist as its muse. Isn’t all art made by humans an execution or reshaping of data absorbed through biological neurons? How…

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Installation : Neural Zoo

16th May 2019 - 31st May 2019
Highcross Shopping Centre, 5 Shires Lane
Leicester, LE1 4AN United Kingdom
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Neural Zoo is an exploration of the ways creativity works: the combination of known elements into a new, previously unseen element. The creator in this case is the algorithm itself but with a human artist as its muse. Isn’t all art made by humans an execution or reshaping of data absorbed through biological neurons? How…

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Installation : Working with Useless Machines

16th May 2019 - 31st May 2019
Haymarket Theatre, 1 Garrick Walk
Leicester, LE1 3AF United Kingdom
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Nadine Lessio's Working with Useless Machines is a video artwork.  The work documents a critical design project exploring some speculative and humorous thoughts around what happens when smart devices go against their intended functionality. Focusing specifically on developing routines for the Alexa and Google Home, the project considered personal assistants that have emotions, internal motivations…

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Installation : Neural Synthesis

16th May 2019 - 31st May 2019
Leicester Central Library, Bishop Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6AA
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Gene Kogan's Neural Synthesis is a video artwork that explores and expands upon the technique popularly known as ‘deep dream’. This is an iterative process for optimising the pixels of an image to obtain a desired activation state in a trained convolutional network. It primarily experiments with the dynamics of feedback-generated ‘deep dream’ videos, where…

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Installation : Britbot

16th May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 31st May 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Phoenix, Phoenix Arts Centre, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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The Britbot was originally commissioned for Sky Arts as part of their Arts 50 programme. It is an online voice activated chatbot that asks open-ended questions about ‘Britishness’ following topics in the UK citizenship test and corresponding book Life in the United Kingdom. Britbot responds to the answers given by someone interacting with it by…

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Lecture : The Human in the Design

17th May 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Phoenix, Phoenix Arts Centre, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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Speaker : Gerhard Fischer Lecture : The Human in the Design - Trade-offs between Artificial Intelligence and Human-Centered Design The event presents a special guest lecture by human-machine research pioneer, Gerhard Fischer, visiting from Colorado, USA. Gerhard's work has explored theoretical frameworks and system developments for human-computer interaction and he co-founded conferences in Germany on…

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VIP Launch : Gallery

17th May 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Phoenix, Phoenix Arts Centre, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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Celebrating the launch of the ART-AI Festival at Phoenix with an opportunity to see Klingemann's and Heaney's work. Installations are open throughout the festival (May 16-31).  

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Performance : Human+Machine – Improbotics

17th May 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Phoenix, Phoenix Arts Centre, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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Improbotics is both an improvised comedy show and a live Turing test: an actual artificial intelligence-based chatbot is performing in the show alongside human improvisers. The AI sends lines to one of the improvisers via an earpiece. The cast’s impossible and hilarious challenge is to justify - physically and emotionally - lines that may make…

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