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Join Milieux and Hexagram in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Leonardo and the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology with an afternoon of presentations and moderated discussions about the current uses of artificial intelligence at the intersection of research and artistic creation. The program is a co-presentation of Leonardo, Milieux, and L.A.S.E.R. Hexagram-Montreal.

Participants in this afternoon-long program include Dr. Roger Malina, head of the University of Texas at Dallas’ ArtSciLab which supports collaborations between scientists and artists, and executive editor of Leonardo Publications at MIT Press; Dr. Christa Sommerer, a media artist, pioneer of interactive art, and head of the Interface Cultures Master’s program at the University of Linz, Austria; Dr. Louise Poissant, Scientific Director of the Fonds de recherche du Quebec and former professor of media arts at UQAM; Dr. Sofian Audry, a new media artist and assistant professor of new media at the University of Maine at Orono; and a performance of a composition by Sandeep Bhagwati, professor of both music and theatre at Concordia University.

(All programming takes place at the Milieux Institute, 11th floor of Concordia University’s EV Building, 1515 Ste-Catherine St., room 11.455.)

1 p.m. – Keynote address by Christa Sommerer – “Interactive Art – Between Participatory Strategies and Interaction Design”
2:45 p.m. – L.A.S.E.R. Montreal panel discussion with Roger Malina, Louise Poissant & Sofian Audry
5 p.m. – Musical performance “17 Miyagi Haikus” by Sandeep Bhagwati, performed by Felix del Tredici and Joseph A. Browne on bass trombone and electronics
5:15-7:00 – Cocktail