I gave a performance-lecture with Hortense Gerardo and CRANE, the co-robotic arm, for SLSA 2023 at ASU. Our talk discussed perceptions of embodied intelligence and trust in human-robot interaction. This piece builds off of our previous work Dances with Robots, for Heidi Latsky’s ON DISPLAY GLOBAL 2020, and leads towards our IDEAS performance “Beyond the … Continue reading Performance-Lecture on Embodied Intelligence at SLSA →
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I presented a paper “The Future of Real-Time AI: Liveness, Co-Creation, and Participatory Play”—written with Ash Eliza Smith—for SLSA 2023 at ASU. This was part of a tremendous panel on “Contacting, Playing, and Designing with Aliens”, with a lively discussion. Yanai Toister (Shenkar College of Engineering, Art and Design) and Nimrod Astarhan (School of the … Continue reading Paper on Real Time AI at SLSA 2023 →
I had a blast participating in the Atlas of Imagination workshop at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination October 20 and 21. It was thrilling to spend two days with the experts Cassandra Vieten and Erik Viirre gathered—some familiar faces and many new ones—to flesh out a rich, multi-disciplinary perspective on imagination. Developing … Continue reading Atlas of Imagination Workshop at Clarke Center →
AI Explored: From Healthcare Innovation and Artistic Quests to Ethical Quandaries September 14, 20231:05 – 1:35 PMDescription Venture into the vast implications of AI with insights from diverse disciplines. Explore philosophical dimensions and ethical dilemmas posed by AI’s integration into society. Uncover its transformative potential in healthcare, revolutionizing outcomes. Delve into the poetic interplay of … Continue reading Speaking on AI at SD Innovation Day →
My SIGGRAPH paper, “Communing with Creative AI” was published in the Proceedings of the ACM on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. Download it here: Twomey, R., “Communing with Creative AI”, SIGGRAPH 2023 Art Papers, Proceedings of the ACM on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques — Volume 6, Issue 2, August 2023. Article No.: 28, pp … Continue reading Paper in ACM PACMGIT →
I presented my paper “Communing with Creative AI” at SIGGRAPH 2023 in Los Angeles, CA. I spoke on the panel Acting with Brain and AI, chaired by August Black. This means I also got to give a 20 second teaser to about ~10,000 people during the Papers Fast Forward session.
We will be hosting a new AI Radio Play at ISEA 2023: Symbiosis. Paris, France May 20, 0900-1800, Paris. Details: https://radio-play.net/
Ash Smith, Elsbeth Magelton, Yufeng Gu, Santosh Pitla, and I conducted a collaborative scenario planning workshop, Simulation and Speculation for Earthly Survival with participants in the 2023 Water for Food Global Conference hosted by the Daugherty Institute. Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z56_YNQ6ceU Read more about the conference here: https://waterforfood.nebraska.edu/explore-our-conferences/2023-water-for-food-global-conference
Over on the No Proscenium podcast, Laura Hess and Noah Nelson had a nice breakdown of our Cleaning the Stables piece from the La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls 2023. really joyous, really delightful, irreverent with a hint of poignancy around the environmental themes. https://noproscenium.com/review-crew-special-a-trip-to-wow-2023-podcast-8fb04d5fda30
Todd Martens (LA Times) wrote about our piece in his article on the Without Walls Festival: I love the gamification read. https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2023-05-01/wow-festival-bridges-the-gap-between-theater-and-play
I’m excited to present at the UCSB Media Art and Technology (MAT) Seminar Series on May 1st: Communion and Cohabitation Recent advances in generative and perceptive AI have radically expanded the breadth, scope, and sophistication of human-machine interactions. Whether through creative co-production, confessional communion, or quantified selves under machine observation—we have invited ML systems to … Continue reading MAT Spring Seminar Series →
I’m delighted to speak about GPT, LLMs, and Generative AI at this event on April 19th at the Hal?c?o?lu Data Science Institute and San Diego Supercomputer Center. My panel, “Implications for Healthcare, Business, Research, and Art” starts at 10:55 PDT/12:55 CDT and is available online and in person. The schedule and link to register is … Continue reading Chatting GPT at HDSI →
UPDATE here are the films from the Hackathon: https://vimeo.com/showcase/10352314 This past Saturday we hosted an AI + Creative Filmmaking Design Hackathon at the Johnny Carson Center, co-organized with Ash Eliza Smith, Dan Novy, and the students of Cinema 16. It was a phenomenal success. I’m so impressed with what our students and community can do … Continue reading AI and Creative Filmmaking Hackathon →