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ArtComputers-logo, 15-16 October 2019, Venice Italy

Registration/entrance is free, and the public is invited

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Program Schedule

October 15, 2019

  • Maria Mannone
  • Antonio Camurri
  • Marc Leman
  • Felipe Cucker
  • Luc Steels
14:00-14:30 Welcome Address
Michele Bugliesi (Rector, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
Symposium Organizers
14:30-15:10 Maria Mannone (University of Palermo)
Natural Roots and Mathematical Abstraction:
Algorithms and Beauty in Music
15:10-15:50 Antonio Camurri (University of Genoa)
Multi-Timescale Sensitive Movement Technologies
15:50-16:30 Marc Leman (Ghent University)
Integrative research in art and science
16:30-17:00 Coffee Break
17:00-17:40 Felipe Cucker (City University of Hong Kong)&
Hector Rodriguez (City University of Hong Kong)
Approximation theory and visual representation
17:40-18:20 Luc Steels (ICREA, Barcelona)
How can AI engage with the art of painting?

October 16, 2019

  • Catherine Hug
  • Pedro Gadanho
  • Philippe Van Cauteren
  • Raluca Nestor
  • Avital Bar-shay
  • Belu-Simion Fainaru, Alex Nicolau, Alex Veidenbaum
09:00-09:30 Welcoming Remarks
09:30-10:00 Catherine Hug (Art historian and curator Kunsthaus Zurich)
The artist’s handwriting in the age of digital bricolage.
10:30-11:00 Pedro Gadanho
Art and Technology’s Critical Views
(Architect, former curator at MoMA, former director of the Museum Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon, loeb Fellow at Harvard University)
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:00 Philippe Van Cauteren (Artistic director S.M.A.K, Museum of Contemporary Art, Gent)
From the eye to the hand and back.
12:00-12:30 Raluca Nestor Oancea (New Media Researcher, The National University of arts Bucharest)
Belu-Simion Fainaru:The confines of art and technology at the Venice Biennale
12:30-13:00 Avital Bar-shay (Cultural initiator, Artist, architect and director of the Mediterranean Biennale)
Art on the move-The Mediterranean Biennale as a place for change
13:00-14:15 Break – The activities in the afternoon will resume at
                Giardini, Venice Biennale, the Romanian Pavilion
15:00-16:15 Belu-Simion Fainaru (Participating artist at the Romanian Pavilion, Venice Biennale)
Alex Nicolau (Chair of the Department of Computer Science, UCI) ,
Alex Veidenbaum (Professor of Computer Science, UCI)
The art installation “Belongs nowhere and to another time”
(Giardini, Venice Biennale, the Romanian Pavilion)
17:00-17:30 Exhibition visit second part of the Romanian Pavilion, Venice Biennale
The Romanian Culture Institute, Palazzo Correr Cannaregio, 2214
The installation “Belongs nowhere and to another time”, Belu-Simion Fainaru
17:30-18:00 Eitan Machter (The NB Haifa School of Design)
Global Capitalism and the commercialization of art in the digital era.
The Romanian Culture Institute,
Palazzo Correr Cannaregio, 2214
18:00-18:20 Closing remarks and farewell