Goldsmiths Computing staff, students and alumni showed up in force at this year’s Ars Electronica festival of art, technology and society.
The festival, which ran in Linz on 7-11 September 2017, is considered one of the most important international platforms for digital art and media culture.
Senior lecturer Rebecca Fiebrink gave a talk titled Machine Learning as Creative, Collaborative Design Tool in the AI and Creativity session. Her software the Wekinator was also used by Chicks on Speed member Alex Murray-Leslie in a performance titled The Liberation of the Feet.
Memo Akten, IGGI PhD student and 2013 winner of the top prize at Ars Alectronica, exhibited two pieces: FIGHT and Learning To See. He also gave a talk titled Intelligent Machines That Learn: What Do They Know? Do They Know Things?? Let’s Find Out! at the AI Other I symposium.
Goldsmiths researchers Prof William Latham and Lance Putnam showed Mutator VR in the festival’s gallery spaces, with continuous queues for 5 days.
Former PhD student Marco Donnarumma received an Award of Distinction in the Prix Forum II – Digital Musics and Sound Art category for his performance work Corpus Nil, which he co-produced during his PhD while working on our Meta Gesture Music project.