Open Lecture: Andreas Refsgaard + Gene Kogan

Tuesday, 15th May 2018

Machine Learning for Artists
Machine learning systems are all around us, silently underpinning the fabric of our digital infrastructure. When we think of machine learning or artificial intelligence, we often think of automation, not creative opportunities. In this joint open lecture Andreas Refsgaard and Gene Kogan will explore how artistic metaphors can help clarify that which is otherwise shrouded by layers of academic jargon, making these highly specialised subjects more accessible to everyday people. Taking such an approach, we can repurpose these academic tools and harness their capabilities for creative expression and empowerment.
Andreas Refsgaard is an interaction designer, artist and teacher from Denmark. His work switches between commercial projects and artistic installations. Recently Andreas has been exploring creative applications of machine learning and spent a lot of time teaching other designers how to use machine learning for real-time interactive projects.
Gene Kogan is an artist and a programmer who is interested in generative systems, computer science, and software for creativity and self-expression. He is a collaborator within numerous open-source software projects, and gives workshops and lectures on topics at the intersection of code and art. Gene initiated ml4a, a free book about machine learning for artists, activists, and citizen scientists, and regularly publishes video lectures, writings, and tutorials to facilitate a greater public understanding of the subject.
When: Tues. May 15th 2018, 17-18.

Where: CIID, Toldbodgade 37B, Ground Floor, 1253 Copenhagen K.

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