AI_amThe interdisciplinary project AI_am explores how artificial intelligence (AI) and contemporary dance can inform and advance each other. The project brings together experts from the fields of dance, cognitive science, graphics and coding.
NewsJuly 25-31, 2015: The interactive installation Kinetic Dialogues is exhibited at Centro Cultural Borges in Buenos Aires. The exhibition takes place in conjunction with the conference IJCAI, where the project also presents a research paper.
August 14-19, 2015: Two papers and a demo are presented at ISEA (see paper) and MOCO'15 (see paper) in Vancouver.
December 7, 2015: AI_am is presented at TEDx Gothenburg.
Project descriptionThe project aims towards creating an improvised duet between an AI and a human dancer. The avatar, projected on stage, observes and learns the movements of the dancer, but also extends them with its own variations. Throughout the performance, the distinction between "teacher" and "student" gradually blurs, as the human dancer begins to find inspiration in the avatar's novel movements.
By applying sophisticated machine learning techniques in the context of dance and by staging a unique meeting between art and science, the project seeks to rethink what performing art is or could be. At the same time, the project also raises more general questions about AI and its place in the world.
|2013||Early prototype developed as part of "Research into the unknown" residency programme supported by Workshop Foundation.|
|2014||Research prototype presented at International Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO'14). See the paper here.|
|2014||Work in progress presented at ARTSHO in Istanbul.|
|2015||Work in progress presented at Electrodome in Gothenburg.|
TeamValencia James – Research, choreography and performance
Botond Bognár – Concept and research
Alexander Berman – AI research and development
Gábor Papp – Creative coding, rendering
Gáspár Hajdu – Motion capture, rendering, architectural design
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