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Wednesday
09
MAY

Art AI: Fabrizio Poltronieri - #LoveApparatus

18:30
20:00
Phoenix Leicester
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This artist's talk will reflect on the development of the installation located in Highcross Shopping Centre. #LoveApparatus (@apparatus_love) has been specially created for the Art-Ai Festival and is intended to deliver generative love text aphorisms based on postings to the twitter account @apparatus_love.

Fabrizio will be discussing the process of combining scrapping techniques, neural networks – using machine learning, an artificial intelligence technique – and his use of a social network account.

The public can interact with the apparatus by tweeting using the hashtag #LoveApparatus. The work itself, analyses the public contributions using an algorithm to identify its level of ‘loveliness’, and the ones with a high score are fed into the network to generate future love quotes.

More about the artist:

Fabrizio Poltronieri (São Paulo, 1976) is an award-winning computer artist, designer, researcher and curator with a special interest in the relationships between Art, Design, Digital Media, Gamification, and Technology. His expertise lies in the development of creative coding and its exchanges with philosophical questions.

Two of his artworks from the ‘Visual Theogonies’ series (Dionysus and Calliope) are in the V&A’s – Victoria and Albert Museum – collection, in London, UK.

Currently, Fabrizio is a permanent member of the Institute of Creative Technologies at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, supervising PhD students and teaching creative code on the Digital Arts MA.

He is currently researching Creativity & Artificial Intelligence, applying machine and deep learning techniques to the production and design of narratives, moving images and objects.

More info about the artist can be found at www.fabriziopoltronieri.com