INTUITION AND INGENUITY - OPEN DAY
SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2012
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.
Code as Art? – Round table discussion
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
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
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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