A-SITE HOSTS AI AND AR WORKSHOP SERIES

A-SITE HOSTS AI AND AR WORKSHOP SERIES

Workshops
A-SITE HOSTS AI AND AR WORKSHOP SERIES

A-site’s cutting-edge, custom workshops and interactive toolkit series provide artists hands-on learning opportunities with an international network of digital and technological experts. Presented by the experimental media arts collective, KRAKlab, A-site’s first pair of workshops introduce mobile augmented reality and AI as essential tools in the contemporary presentation and dissemination of artwork in individual, institutional and public practice. 20 participants maximum per workshop.

 

Augmented Reality (AR)

Saturday, October 30 2:00 – 6:00 PM EST

This workshop explores some of the more accessible and relevant AR tools for digital exhibition. How public is augmented (AR) public art?

Facilitators: Ruth A. Mora, Fabien Benetou, Mandy Lam, Dr. Chris K. KimXavier Snelgrove, Karen Vanderborght (imagefatale)

In Person: Participants will interact with their own AR creations on site, and publish them through their networks.

Outcomes: “Big tech” offers ubiquitous, accessible tools that abet digital access — but at a cost in areas of autonomy, ethics, and finances – for artist, curator, and public. Do we really want a global conglomerate gatekeeper? A-site offers artists and artist-run institutions the tools, access, and knowledge to benefit more fully from AR and AI technologies.

Equipment and Materials:

This workshop requires the following equipment, materials and/or software: 

  • Computer/Laptop or Tablet 
  • Access to Zoom
  • Google Drive storage space (30 GB Recommended)

For Workman Arts members who require equipment rentals please contact Kais Padamshi at Kais_Padamshi@workmanarts.com before October 18 to make arrangements.

Registration:

Pre-registration is required. This workshop supports up to a maximum of 20 participants. Registrants will be placed on a waiting list once the workshop reaches maximum capacity. 

In-Person Location: 

In-person/outdoor activities for this workshop will take place on-site at Workman Arts further details will be disclosed upon registration confirmation. We will be spending a short period of time outside to test our works in situ — please wear outdoor-appropriate clothing and gear (for wet/cold/etc).

 

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Sunday, Oct 31, 12-2PM (fully remote)

Explores the treatment of AI as a co-curator and co-creator. Can AI be creative? What are some creative uses of AI in art-making?

Facilitators: Fabien BenetouDr. Chris K. KimXavier SnelgroveVladimir Alexeev, Dr. Christine Sprengler, David Psutka (Halocline), Karen Vanderborght (imagefatale)

Registration: Pre-registration is required. This workshop supports up to a maximum of 20 participants. Registrants will be placed on a waiting list once the workshop reaches maximum capacity. 

Outcome: “Big tech” offers ubiquitous, accessible tools that abet digital access — but at a cost in areas of autonomy, ethics, and finances – for artist, curator, and public. Do we really want a global conglomerate gatekeeper? A-site offers artists and artist-run institutions the tools, access, and knowledge to benefit more fully from AR and AI technologies.

Equipment and Materials:

This workshop requires the following equipment, materials and/or software: 

  • Computer/Laptop or Tablet 
  • Access to Zoom
  • Google Drive storage space (30 GB Recommended)

For Workman Arts members who require equipment rentals please contact Kais Padamshi at Kais_Padamshi@workmanarts.com before October 18 to make arrangements.

 

Accessibility:

Closed Captioning services will be provided for the virtual portion of the workshop. If you require ASL interpretation please contact Raine Laurent-Eugene at raine_laurenteugene@workmanarts.com or call +1 416 583 4339 extension 9 by October 18 to request ASL interpretation for the both the online and in-person workshops.

SAT, OCT 30, 2 – 6 PM ET
AR: Hybrid; on-line and in-person

SUN, OCT 31, 12 – 2 PM ET
AI: Online

Accessibility
ASL Interpretation is available upon request.
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