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April 15-18, 2019
New York, NY
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Jeff Thompson

Jeff Thompson
Assistant Professor and Program Director of Visual Arts & 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, Thompson’s work uses conceptual processes like remix, translation, and visualization to physicalize and give materiality to otherwise invisible processes. He is Assistant Professor and Program Director of Visual Art & Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology, where he is also the coordinator of the Arts & Music research cluster at the Institute for Artificial Intelligence. This fall, Thompson is 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: Rendezvous
Secondary topics:  Ethics, Privacy, and Security, Interfaces and UX
Jeff Thompson (Stevens Institute of Technology)
What is it like to be a mobile phone or to attach a wind sensor to a neural network? This talk 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.