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Machines of Loving Graces, Creation and Creativity Between Humans and Machines

At the event hosted by France-Atlanta 2020, don't miss promising discussions about creation and creativity between humans and machines, with the French Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music (IRCAM).

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace is a 1967 poem by Richard Brautigan that describes the peaceful and harmonious cohabitation of humans and computers. Fifty years later – following the technological revolutions brought about by the internet, big data, cloud computing, and deep learning – Brautigan’s vision resonates deeply. It compels us to rethink our interactions with machines, even in regard to the intimate act of artistic creation. In collaboration with its American partners, France’s Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music (IRCAM) invites participants to discover some remarkable examples of possible artistic relationships between humans and computers during two seminars featuring researchers and artists who are building this new reality. You can access it here :

October 14, 11:00 a.m. (EST),“Working Creatively with Machines”, with Carmine Cella (CNMAT – CU Berkeley), Rémy Mignot (IRCAM), Nicolas Obin (Sorbonne Université & IRCAM), Alex Ruthman (New York University), Grace Leslie (Georgia Tech).

October 15, 11:00 a.m. (EST) “Performances with Machines”, with Jérôme Nika and/or Gérard Assayag (IRCAM), Benjamin Levy (IRCAM), Philippe Esling (Sorbonne University & IRCAM), Jason Freeman (Georgia Tech).

This event is organized by IRCAM – the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music – and the STMS lab (The French National Centre for Scientific Research, the Ministry of Culture and Sorbonne University), in collaboration with Georgia Tech’s School of Music, NYU Steinhardt – Music Education, the UC Berkeley Center for New Music and Audio Technologies, and the Atlanta Office of the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the United States.

And from October 12-18, a virtual exhibition will be accessible online presenting excerpts of works and tools that heavily rely on artificial intelligence techniques and inspire questions about the relationship between humans and machines. The exhibition includes works by artists and researchers such as Daniele Ghisi (composer), Jérôme Nika, and Gérard Assayag (researchers, IRCAM), Jason Freeman (Georgia Tech), Carmine Emanuel Cella (professor and composer, CNMAT – CU Berkeley), and Alex Ruthman (professor, New York University).


About France-Atlanta

France-Atlanta is an annual series of high-caliber events, centered on innovation and designed to foster transatlantic cooperation and exchange in the fields of science, business, culture, and humanitarian affairs. This year, 2020, marks France-Atlanta’s 11th edition.

The event series is co-organized by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology, under the high auspices of the Ambassador of France to the United States, the Governor of Georgia, and the Mayor of Atlanta.

 

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