Site Sessions: Artificial Intelligence and Creativitytalk • 23 Nov 2017 5pm–8pm
How should the art world respond to Artificial Intelligence? Does it make sense to describe the output of a computer algorithm as ‘creative’?
Does digital present a threat to analogue creativity, or have we always used technologies to realise our ideas? And what exactly is creativity, anyway?
These are the kinds of questions we’ll be looking at in our next Site Sessions event.
Join us on 23rd November for talks and open discussion with our expert panel: creativity and digital researcher Dr Linda Candy, composer and digital creative Joanne Armitage, and the V&A Museum’s Technology Lead, Duncan Gough.
For this special edition we’ve teamed up with our neighbours at The Platform. Platform is complimentary and is brought to you in association with Sheffield Technology Parks, Business Sheffield and Showroom Workstation and of course Site Gallery this time! There will be food and refreshments available.
Venue: The Workstation, Paternoster Row
Site Sessions is a City of Ideas project.
About the speakers
Dr Linda Candy is a writer and researcher based in Australia and England. Her subject is creativity with a focus on practice-based research in art and technology. She is presently adjunct Professor in the School of Software at the University of Technology, Sydney and a Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam University. She has written over 100 papers and articles and is a co-founder of the ACM Creativity and Cognition conference series. She is active in promoting awareness about creativity support environments in the arts.
Duncan Gough is working with AI and digital art to create passively aware bodies that explore the nature of living with emotionally intelligent beings. His background ranges from building games to designing software, inventing original creative technology concepts, and running his own start-up in Berlin. He currently works as the Tech Lead at the V&A museum in London.
Joanne Armitage is a researcher/artist working with sound, embedded systems, haptic technologies, digital media and interaction design. She lectures in digital media at the School of Media and Communications, University of Leeds and recently completed a practice-based PhD that investigates haptic technologies in computer music performance. Active as a live coder and synthesist, Joanne performs internationally within the Algorave and experimental electronic music scenes. She has delivered numerous workshops and talks on live coding at universities and institutions in the UK and USA.