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May 2019

KEYNOTE/PERFORMANCE: WHAT IS AI?

Organizer: New York Live Arts
May 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011 United States
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$15

Opening Keynote and Lecture Performance to the 2019 Live Ideas Festival. A lecture in the form of a performance AND a performance in the form of a lecture, this keynote joins scientists, technologists, artists and performers together to give the audience an overview of AI’s past, look at the current state of the technology and its implementations, decode technical terms, examine ethical concerns, and imagine what the future may hold. Stay tuned. Runtime: Approx 75 minutes

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OPENING RECEPTION: PORTRAIT ON THE FLY & SEE SOUND

Organizer: New York Live Arts
May 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - May 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011 United States
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As part of Live Ideas 2019, AI: Are You Brave Enough for the Brave New World, the Ford Foundation Live Gallery hosts two interactive installations, Portrait on the Fly and See Sound through June 9th. Free and open to the public, an opening reception will be held on Wednesday, May 8th at 8 PM. Each evening of the festival at 8 PM, a guest singer/vocalist will perform a 10 minute set animating See Sound to create unique 3D sound sculptures. Read more about…

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DISCRETE FIGURES 2019

Organizer: New York Live Arts
May 8, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30pm, repeating until May 11, 2019

New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011 United States
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$35

New York City premiere of discrete figures 2019 by Japanese companies Rhizomatiks Research and ELEVENPLAY, and American media artist Kyle McDonald as the feature performance of the 2019 annual Live Ideas.  This year’s festival, titled AI: Are You Brave Enough for The Brave New World? runs May 8-12 with a performance each night at 8:30. More programming to be announced in early March 2019. Five live female dancers execute choreography with machine learning technology on a stage designed for interactivity between performers,…

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PANEL: FUTURE OF WORK

Organizer: New York Live Arts
May 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011 United States
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$10

“Foxconn’s Terry Gou says the company plans to replace 80% of workers with robots in 5-10 years.”  – Samson Ellis  “According to our estimate, 47 percent of total US employment is in the high risk category, meaning that associated occupations are potentially automatable” – Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne Remember the Luddites?  The fear and resistance to change is not new.  New technology has upended industries for millennia.  Jobs were replaced or eliminated by machines and new ones…

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PERFORMANCE: RATIONAL NUMBERS: MUSIC AND AI

Organizer: New York Live Arts
May 9, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011 United States
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$10

Featuring Yuka C Honda Music performances incorporating AI as a tool to enhance the creative process. When an artist leads, how does technology follow? Co-presented with Music Community Lab, a volunteer-run not-for-profit based in New York City. Over the past six years they have organized over 60 events supporting music research, experimentation, education and creation by bringing communities together to foster collaboration, productivity and the exchange of ideas.

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PANEL: DOES TRUTH STILL NEED DEFENDING?

Organizer: New York Live Arts
May 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Is Reality still Real? A discussion on the fragility of truth and reality in the age of deepfake videos and synthetic images. Examining the tension between democratic scientific openness and the need to defend against adversarial use of technology,  this panel delves into the societal and cultural impact in a world where we cannot trust what we see.  Panelists include Sam Gregory (Program Director of WITNESS), Hilke Schellmann (Emmy-award winning investigative reporter and Assistant Professor of Journalism at NYU), and…

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ALGORAVE: LIVECODE.NYC

Organizer: New York Live Arts
May 10, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011 United States
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$10

Experiments with AI, machine learning and other algorithmic techniques LiveCode.NYC is an artist collaborative that performs both art and music by programming computers live in front of an audience. Unlike typical electronic music that is seen today in dance clubs, a performance involving livecoding requires that the code for both the music and visualizations be projected for all the audience to see as it is created. Livecode performances are called Algoraves, and the instrument of choice are the computer languages…

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WORKSHOP: ROBOTICS FOR KIDS

Organizer: New York Live Arts
May 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011 United States
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$20

Robotics for Juniors (Ages 5 – 7), 11 AM – 12:30 PM Robotics for Apprentices (Ages 8 and up), 12:30 – 2 PM With a growing economy that has a higher demand for STEM fields, it’s important that the next generation learns how they can make a difference in their world. Robotics give students the opportunity to dive deep into the world of robotics and explore how computer programming and robot design can solve problems big and small! In this…

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SYMPOSIUM: AI X ART

Organizer: New York Live Arts
May 11, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011 United States
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$15

Art and Technology have always been bedfellows. How are artists, technologists, administrators, curators using AI to create, communicate, disseminate art? How is AI changing the dialogue around creativity, equity, inclusivity and how art is consumed? The AI x Art Symposium sheds light on these questions through presentations and panel discussions.   Welcome and Introduction: Janet Wong, Associate Artistic Director of New York Live Arts AI and the Moving Body A collaboration between Bill T. Jones,  New York Live Arts and…

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WORKSHOP: MACHINE LEARNING FOR ARTISTS

Organizer: New York Live Arts
May 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011 United States
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$20

This hands-on workshop demystifies machine learning and explores how machine learning tools have been and can be used for artistic expression. Participants will learn about the concept of machine learning, its history and critical issues, examples of art projects that use ML, and explore resources that allow them to continue experimenting with ML on their own. This is open to artists by any definition. No pre-requisites or prior knowledge is required. If possible, participants should bring a computer (we will…

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CLASS: HOW TO QUESTION TECHNOLOGY, OR, WHAT WOULD NEIL POSTMAN SAY?

Organizer: New York Live Arts
May 12, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011 United States
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When new technologies are introduced to the public, much is said about the benefits they will bestow upon us, and the brave new world that will result. Very little is mentioned about what they might take from us, the harm they may cause to us, and whether we really need them in the first place. We need to learn how to engage in critical evaluation of technology, and that begins by learning how to ask questions technology. And we can…

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HACK-ART-THON AWARDS CEREMONY: ACT LABS NYC/LIVE IDEAS 2019

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May 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011 United States
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BREAKING THE STIGMA AROUND MENTAL ILLNESS In partnership with FINE ACTS and NAMI NYC, National Alliance of Mental Illness. ACT = Art x Change x Technology Prototype Presentation/Jury Deliberation/Award Ceremony May 12, 6:30pm Free with RSVP What Up to ten pairs of carefully selected and matched Fellows, an artist and an AI technologist, will take part in a two-day HACK-ART-THON to work on prototype of art x technology projects that raise awareness or contribute to a concrete solution for Breaking…

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