Put AI to Work
April 15-18, 2019
New York, NY
Jeff Thompson

Jeff Thompson
Assistant Professor and Program Director, Visual Arts and Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology


Jeff Thompson is an artist, programmer, and educator based in the NYC area. His work explores collaboration with, empathy for, and the poetics of computers and technological systems. Through code, sculpture, sound, and performance, Jeff’s work uses conceptual processes like remix, translation, and visualization to physicalize and give materiality to otherwise invisible processes. He’s an assistant professor and program director of visual art and technology at Stevens Institute of Technology, where he’s also the coordinator of the Arts and Music research cluster at the Institute for Artificial Intelligence. This fall, he’s a visiting fellow at King’s College and artist in residence at the Computer Laboratory, both at University of Cambridge.


1:00pm1:40pm Thursday, April 18, 2019
Interacting with AI
Location: Trianon Ballroom
Secondary topics:  Ethics, Privacy, and Security, Interfaces and UX
Jeff Thompson (Stevens Institute of Technology)
What's it like to be a mobile phone or to attach a wind sensor to a neural network? Jeff Thompson outlines several recent creative projects that push the tools of AI in new directions. Part technical discussion and part case study for embedding artists in technical institutions, this talk explores the ways that artists and scientists can collaborate to expand the ways that AI can be used. Read more.