Creativity versus Robots: Can the arts disrupt emerging technologies?
SAMAG's 26 March Event
Creativity versus Robots
Date: Monday 26 March 2018
Time: 6 - 8pm
Where: Australia Council for the Arts, 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
Admission: Free (SAMAG Members)
Non-Members Tickets: $20.00 via Eventbrite
Can blockchain help musicians manage their royalties or artists track the provenance of their works? What is the role of artificial intelligence in the creative process? Is it still art if it was made by a robot? What role will culture play in maintaining our humanity in a fully automated future?
We spend a lot of time discussing how emerging technologies will disrupt our everyday world. But these technologies are used in surprising and unanticipated ways by artists across different artforms and different cultures.
Find out what these technologies are, how they are being used by artists and how the arts might in turn change technology. Our panel of artists and creative technologists will demonstrate and talk about some of the emerging trends and what they might mean for us.
Moderator: Claire Marshall: Project Co-ordinator and Facilitator - New Labs / Creative Clusters (UTS) and Co-founder of The Sharing Map
Ollie Bown: Senior Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design and co-director of the Interactive Media Lab
Mark van Rijmenam: Founder dscvr.it and Datafloq
Brendan Woithe: Composer / Sound Designer at KLANG Music Sound IdeasImage: Yellow Waves, courtesy Brendan Woithe