Colloquium I.A.rt

Colloquium I.A.rt

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February 22, 2018 | 9 H

Illuminart during MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, Montréal Joue, Université du Québec à Montréal and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership invite you to THE I.A.RT COLLOQUIUM: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DATA SERVING CREATIVE WORK FOR PUBLIC SPACES

Thursday, February 22, 2018
9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Pavillon sherbrooke, UQAM
200 Sherbrooke St. West

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Come explore and think about how data and artificial intelligence can contribute to new artistic and creative experiences for public spaces.

This full day of talks and project presentations will shed light on the possibilities opened by these new technologies. You will also have the opportunity to try some interactive experiences based on data and artificial intelligence.

Join the discussion about exciting new developments that are transforming our perceptions and our urban spaces.


Colloquium and reception - Regular: $80
Colloquium and reception - Student: $40
Reception only - Regular: $20

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Moderator: Matthieu Dugal

The following four themes will be covered over the course of the day:
- History of AI and data
- The art of data visualization
- Collaborative creations : art, creation, research and companies
- The challenges of creating with AI

AI and data serving creative work

A history of AI and data used creatively
- Caroline Pernelle, director of partnerships, IVADO
- Nadia Seraiocco, instructor and doctoral candidate, UQAM, and commentator for La sphère on ICI RC Première

The art of data visualization

Data as raw material
- Sébastien Pierre, director, FFunction

On the illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge - Yohan Trépanier Montpetit, head programmer, Réalisations Inc.
- Marie Belzil, multimedia producer, Moment Factory

Collaborative creation: the intersection of art, creation, research and entrepreneurship

IBM Art with Watson
- Sid Tomkins, designer and typographer
- George Tannenbaum, executive creative director and copy chief, Ogilvy & Mather

AI serving creatives
- Yves Jacquier, executive director – production studio services, Ubisoft ; interactive art and AI
- Katy Yam, communications and marketing director, Element AI

- Jonathan Bonneau, instructor, interactive media, UQÀM
- Marc-Antoine Laberge, designer
- Louis Thériault-Boivin, programmer

Challenges and reflections on creating with AI

Artists’ round table
- Maxime Carbonneau, director, writer and actor, co-director of La Messe Basse, co-author of Siri
- Laurence Dauphinais, actress, director, musician, co-author of Siri
- Daniel Iregui, new-media artist
- Xavier Snelgrove, designer d’algorithme et artiste

Chomsky vs. Chomsky: Exploring the challenges of AI and HI creativity
- Louis-Richard Tremblay, producer – interactive studio, National Film Board of Canada
- Sandra Rodriguez, PhD, creative director, EyeSteelFilm_Creative Reality, guest researcher, MIT Open Doc Lab

The Compassion Machine
- Jonathan Belisle, founder, Studio Hello, Architekt and co-founder, ENSEMBLE ENSEMBLE

Collaborative creation: between art, mental health and AI - Shirin Anlen, member of the MIT Open Documentary Lab, co-founder of Raycaster – Experience Design Studio

On the Montreal Declaration on Responsible AI Development

Creative challenges
Presentation of the five finalist projects for the Creative Challenge – Data Visualization for Public Spaces.

Cocktail - 5 p.m.

The colloquium will take place in French and English, with simultaneous interpretation available.