The Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) is pleased to invite you to:
CRCA Exchange #6 : Cyborg Culture
Featuring CRCA/Calit2 researchers Elle Mehrmand, Micha Cardenas and Nick Butko.
Friday April 8, 5pm – 7pm
CRCA Performative Computing Lab
UCSD Voigt Drive, La Jolla
Presentations are followed by refreshments and are open to the public.
Elle Mehrmand (MFA, UCSD Visual Arts) and Micha Cardenas (Interim Technical Director for Sixth College) present experiments in Mixed Reality Performance Art, using the body as an instrument to produce sounds to bridge multiple realities and explore queer futures of resistance to biopower
Machine Perception Lab
Nicholas Butko (Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSD Machine Perception Lab) will discuss the past, present, and future of machine perception technologies. The last decade saw the advent of truly perceptive technologies, such as digital cameras that decide to take pictures when they perceive that you smile, or the XBox Kinect, which perceives over twenty distinct parts of the human body. Already, machine perception technologies are leading to significant advances in health, safety, marketing, education, and art. Yet for all this achievement, current techniques are severely limiting further progress. In the second half of his talk, Dr. Butko will discuss projects in UCSD’s Machine Perception Laboratory that explore new paradigms in machine perception related to active, self-taught learning.
CRCA Exchange is a series of free lecture and discussion events open to the general public. The organizers would appreciate it if you could share this announcement with any relevant distribution lists to which you have access.
The CRCA Exchange series is supported by The Center for Research in Computing and the Arts, in conjunction with Calit2 and the UCSD 50th Anniversary.