• Human+Machine 2019

  • Fri, 17-05-2019 at 16:00
  • Phoenix Leicester
    4 Midland Street
    LE1 1TG Leicester
Human+Machine 2019 - Phoenix Leicester - Leicester

A FREE afternoon/evening celebration of techno-arts beginning with a public lecture, followed by an early evening performance and punctuated by a VIP launch of the Art-AI Festival 2019, taking place at Phoenix Leicester. You can choose to come to all of the events or just one - please indicate when you book!The format for the afternoon/evening is -16:00-17:00 Lecture: Gerhard Fischer, ETC Suite17:30-18:30 VIP Launch event, The Gallery18:30-19:45 Performance: HumanMachine, Screen 2The afternoon begins with a guest lecture by human-machine research pioneer, Gerhard Fischer, visiting from Colorado, USA. Gerhard's work has explored theoretical frameworks and system developments for human-computer interaction and he co-founded conferences in Germany on “Mensch-Maschine Kommunikation” (1980) and “Software Ergonomics” (1983). Later work at CU Boulder was centered on domain-oriented design environments, critiquing systems, and the exploration of high-functionality environments. In 1994, the Center for LifeLong Learning & Design was founded and in the following years, he (in close collaboration with numerous colleagues, including Ernesto Arias, Hal Eden, Michael Eisenberg, and Walter Kintsch and a large number of PhD students) explored themes in meta-design, social creativity, cultures of participation, computer-supported collaborative learning, support environments for people with cognitive disabilities, and collaborative problem solving and decision making with table-top computing environments. His lecture will discuss aspects of his lifelong contribution to the field of human-machine science.The next event is a VIP event that celebrates the launch of the Art-AI Festival 2019: in its second year, and back by popular demand, this year's Art AI Festival takes place at a number of venues across Leicester. Tonight's VIP launch celebrates the signature festival artwork of Mario Klingemann, on show in The Gallery at Phoenix throughout the Festival (ends 31st May). Mario, along with a number of leading techno-artists will be in Leicester to discuss their work on 23rd May (tickets available for this date are here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/state-of-the-ai-art-tickets-59371400457).Last and by no means least this evening, we present Improbotics, which is both an improvised comedy show and a live Turing test: an actual artificial intelligence-based chatbot is performing in the show alongside human improvisers. The AI sends lines to one of the improvisers via an earpiece. The cast’s impossible and hilarious challenge is to justify -