Talking Art: Evolution of Robots: Art and Machine
Sunday, February 24, 2019: 1-2pm
Sunday February 24, 2019
1-2 PM at MACLA
510 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113
ICA Members: Free admission to Talking Art events
Non Members: $10
Vintage medicine cabinet, aluminum, custom electronics, cathode ray tube
48 x 44 x 25″
Collection of Tom Patchett
Join us on February 24, 2019 for Talking Art: Evolution of Robots: Art and Machine at MACLA from 1-2pm.
In conjunction with the exhibition Alan Rath: Virtual Unreality at the ICA, Evolution of Robots: Art and Machine will bring together a panel of experts from various backgrounds to discuss the past, present, and future of robots. Topics will include use of robotics in art, advances in robotics technology, and ethics. Panelists include Dr. Maya Ackerman, Scott Minneman, and Kal Spelletich and will be moderated by Joel Slayton. Following Evolution of Robots is the Opening Reception for the spring exhibitions at the ICA.
Dr. Maya Ackerman is an Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Professor at Santa Clara University as well as the CEO/Co-founder of WaveAI, where she and her team created ALYSIA, an AI-based system that enables anyone to create original songs in minutes.
Scott Minneman is an engineering designer whose work probes the intersection of collaborative practices, emerging technology and new forms of storytelling. He was named a Presidential Scholar, and holds degrees from MIT and Stanford, as well as 12 or so US patents.
Joel Slayton is a pioneering artist, researcher, and curator with over 35 years of experience involving art and technology. His work engages a wide range of practice including media, installation and performance and has been featured in over 100 exhibitions around the world.
Machine artist Kal Spelletich uses technology to provoke a response in his audience: wonder, awe and even fear. Spelletich’s machines are always directly interactive with his audience, sometimes taking them right to the edge of bodily harm.