Image by boredomresearch. Courtesy of [DAM]Berlin/Cologne.
Image by boredomresearch. Courtesy of [DAM]Berlin/Cologne.

INTUITION AND INGENUITY - OPEN DAY


SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2012
BRIGHTON


MEET THE ARTISTS BEHIND THE EXHIBITION AND JOIN IN WITH WORKSHOPS & DISCUSSIONS


Complementing the Intuition and Ingenuity exhibition were a series of workshops and discussions led by artists Alex May, Patrick Tresset and artist/co-curator of the exhibition Anna Dumitriu.

Portrait of Alan Turing by Paul the Robot, built by artist Patrick Tresset.
Portrait of Alan Turing by Paul the Robot, built by artist Patrick Tresset.

Code as Art? – Round table discussion
Time: 2pm
Cost: Free
At: Digital lounge, Lighthouse

Expert coder and artist Alex May leads a round table public discussion on a subject that he has wrestled with for many years, can code be art? You are invited to join him to discuss this question.

Alex May works with light emitting technologies, computer programming, math, power tools,
and physical objects as a canvas to create hybrid collisions of images and unexpected context.
Developing his own software to combine 17th Century scientific theories of perspective and
projective geometry with the real-time possibilities of readily available technologies such as high power graphics cards, Arduino, and Microsoft’s Kinect, Alex’s work uncovers and explores new
artistic mediums that offer joyful extensions of the human experiences at best, and darkly
invasive and upsetting self-reflection as its shadow.

My Robot Companion – Workshop
Time: 11am-6pm
Cost: £3 donation to cover materials
At: Conference room, Lighthouse

Work with Anna Dumitriu and Alex May who created the My Robot Companion installation to design and build your own robot companion’s head and discuss the scientific and ethical issues involved in social robotics. Learn how the technology works through demonstrations and work with a range of materials to create a head for your future robot companion.

Participants may also bring any materials of their own to incorporate in their robot heads (use your imagination!) but materials will be supplied. The workshop is suitable for all ages.

Paul the robot – Meet the artist Patrick Tresset and get a portrait done
Times: 11am-6pm
Cost: Free, keep your portrait for £30
At: Gallery space, Lighthouse

See the amazing Paul the robot in action drawing beautiful portraits autonomously.


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