I gave a performance-lecture with Hortense Gerardo and CRANE, the co-robotic arm, for SLSA 2023 at ASU. Our talk discussed perceptions of embodied intelligence and trust in human-robot interaction. This piece builds off of our previous work Dances with Robots, for Heidi Latsky’s ON DISPLAY GLOBAL 2020, and leads towards our IDEAS performance “Beyond the Black Box” at the Qualcomm Institute in May of 2023.Continue reading Performance-Lecture on Embodied Interaction at SLSA 2023
I’m excited to present at the UCSB Media Art and Technology (MAT) Seminar Series on May 1st:
Communion and Cohabitation
Recent advances in generative and perceptive AI have radically expanded the breadth, scope, and sophistication of human-machine interactions. Whether through creative co-production, confessional communion, or quantified selves under machine observation—we have invited ML systems to participate in our innermost spaces. In this talk I discuss my research into machine cohabitation, exploring the ways that we share space with these technological others. Spanning smart environments, robotic automation, data science, and real-time performance, my projects explore emergent technological possibilities while centering human dynamics of the interactions. Are these acts of high tech ventriloquism, psychological self-stimulation, mediumistic extensions of a creative unconscious, or collaborations with computational others? However we decide these questions of autonomy and agency, the value of these systems lie in what they reveal about human imagination and desire.
May 1, 1-2pm PDT. Zoom Link: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/9314307354
MAT Seminar Web Page https://seminar.mat.ucsb.edu/
ArtBreak: Robert Twomey
Saturday, March 7, 2:30 — 3 PM
Artist and UW Ph.D. candidate in DXARTS, Robert Twomey, will be exploring questions on interactive artwork and how art identity is achieved through installation and performance. Twomey has also been a vital part in creating the Field of Bullroarers in the common S E N S E. You don’t want to miss out!
I’m one of the artists presenting at the Seattle Art/Tech meetup this coming Monday. Meeting at our freshly renovated Ballard Fab Lab (my summer time labor of love).
Artist talk for Masters Students in Aesthetics and Technology of New Media, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, C.A., Argentina. As part of my exchange/residency.
On Monday, I presented my paper Not Me: Collaboration and Co-production with Language Processing Systems at the Digital Arts and Culture conference 2009.
In the paper I discuss integration of language processing technologies into a studio practice, and language-based interaction in interactive artwork.
A lot of people I respect were in the room. It went… ok. It will only get better.