With support of the California Arts Council, the Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UCSD will combine state-of-the-art wearable biosensors and machine perception to study individual and culturally-mediated variation in aesthetic engagement during real-world exploration of visual art at the San Diego Museum of Art. This work will examine neurocognitive and physiological correlates of empathy, attention, and emotion in order to explore how art museums can cultivate empathic understanding.
I was a panelist with Asta Roseway, Mira Lane, Afroditi Psarra, and Blaise Agüera y Arcas in Seattle last week. We had a stimulating discussion of issues at the nexus of AI and creative work. Thanks Microsoft and Design in Public for inviting me to participate.
I’m thrilled to have been awarded a YSU University Research Council Grant sponsoring a new version of A Machine for Living In, engaging with the lived conditions of abandoned housing in the city. Stay tuned!
I’m thrilled that we have been awarded a FY2018 Strategic Investment Funding grant from the YSU Budget Advisory Council for Immersive Visualization and Collaborative Digital Work ($90k). This money will fund a 20-seat AR/VR lab on YSU campus for use by multiple departments to support new and existing curricula, including the nascent gaming program, and enable a vital new area of instruction and research on campus.
Controlling the robot arm! I’m starting my artist residency at CMU. Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. I’m working with their robot arm (pictured above), continuing my computational photography / machine perception work from my SIGGRAPH paper this past summer.