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Workshop @ CMU: Reading and Writing Inhabited Space

This Friday I’m speaking to the Electronic Media Studio: Introduction to Interactivity students at CMU.

I’ll give a talk followed by a workshop and demo exploring artistic applications of smart home technologies. Topics include wireless sensing, computer vision, and machine listening to create narratives of inhabited space. We consider the creative possibilities and personal consequences of life with ubiquitous sensing, perceiving machines.

Workshop: https://github.com/roberttwomey/housemachine-workshop

Course website: http://cmuems.com/2017/60210c/machines-for-living-by-robert-twomey/

Invited Talk at CSIS Colloquium Series

I am pleased to have been invited as the inaugural speaker for the YSU Computer Science and Information Systems Colloquium Series.

The talk is titled “Machine as Metaphor: Creative Computing to Understand Ourselves”, and presents a series of digital arts projects exploring the creative use of computation to gain insight into the intimate conditions of the everyday.    

  • CSIS Colloquium Series: Machine as Metaphor
  • Fri, October 27, 1pm – 2pm
  • YSU Meshel Hall, Room 337

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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