COMPUTER DIGITIZATION PARTY
Computers can recognize faces, license plates, and even the way you walk. But until now, computers can’t recognize themselves or each other. Artist-in-residence Jeff Thompson’s project “Mirror Test” feeds hundreds of photographs of computers into a machine vision algorithm in an attempt to train the computer to become self-aware.
But we need your computer! Bring a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone and join artist-in-residence Jeff Thompson for a computer digitization party. We’ll have drinks, food, and a custom-made computer-themed soundtrack while Thompson digitizes your computer to add to the project. Don’t have a computer you can bring? Join us anyway for a conversation about computer vision, artificial social intelligence, and soft machines.
More information on the project Mirror Test.
More on Jeff Thompson’s work on his website.
31 July 2014: 18:30 — 21:00
LOCATION: IMPAKT CENTRE FOR MEDIA CULTURE