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Behind the Research: Light Field Imaging with Robert Twomey

I answered some questions about my research and our Best Art Paper on the SIGGRAPH blog:

This summer, for the first time ever, the North American SIGGRAPH conference awarded a “Best Art Paper” prize to one of the candidates within the Art Papers program. The winning paper was “Transforming the Commonplace through Machine Perception: Light Field Synthesis and Audio Feature Extraction in the Rover Project” by researchers Robert Twomey and Michael McCrea. Our blog team recently connected with Twomey to hear about his interests in research and art technology, the story behind the SIGGRAPH 2017 winning paper, and what the conference means to him.

Source:  Behind the Research: Light Field Imaging with Robert Twomey

A Machine For Living In @ Westminster College

I am showing my project, A Machine For Living In, at the Foster Art Gallery at Westminster College.

A Machine For Living In is a digital media installation using smart technologies to explore the home as a site of intimate life. Incorporating video, sound, and sculpture, the project showcases machine observers and their memories of from within the artist’s home. Inspired by speculative science fiction and smart home technologies, this installation explores narratives of human-machine cohabitation. What emerges is a contemporary portrait of the everyday. 

Exhibition: August 28 – October 13th, Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm.

Opening: September 12, 4:30-6:30 PM

Where: Foster Art Gallery, Westminster College.

Press Release: http://www.westminster.edu/about/news/release.cfm?id=9271

 

NVIDIA Hardware Grant

I’m happy to have received an NVIDIA GPU Grant to sponsor my digital arts research.

My TITAN X Pascal arrived in the mail yesterday. This builds on work I started at DXARTS with light field imaging, structure from motion, and experiments with neural networks for face and speech recognition.

Now that I have the requisite NVIDIA hardware, I can start development with TensorFlow, Torch, etc.

Amazon Cloud Research Grant

I’m happy to say that I received an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Credits for Research Grant to support my digital arts research! The grant supports proof of concept research to employ the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) as a platform for my machine listening, structure from motion, and computational photography work as part of the Rover project.

 

 

YSU3DP Workshops 2016 – 2017

I am running a series of hands-on workshops in 2016-17 to introduce students, faculty, and staff to 3D printing and rapid prototyping technologies. These classes will familiarize the YSU community with current trends and possibilities in digital manufacturing, introduce the significant 3D printing resources and research on campus, and provide participants direct experience with printing tools. Finally, these workshops aim to raise the visibility of YSU 3D printing research, and contribute to a community of interest around the technology.

Workshop webpage: YSU3DP