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Friday, August 14 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Emergence by John McCormick, Steph Hutchison and an emerging performing agent, is a dance duet performed between a human dancer and an artificially intelligent performing agent. The agent has learnt to dance through a rehearsal process with the dancer, sharing the dancer’s movement and style. Emergence sees the dancer and agent co-creating an interactive semi-improvised dance performance. The neural network based agent uses a motion capture system as its sensory input for understanding the dancer’s movement. Emergence investigates the nature of embodiment, cognition and perception for a digital entity, and the relationships formed through the co-creative process of performance generation between the agent and dancer.

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Steph Hutchison

PhD Candidate & Artist-Researcher, Deakin Motion.Lab
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John McCormick

Deputy Director, Deakin Motion.Lab
John McCormick is an artist whose interests include electronic performance, interactive installation, machine learning for interaction and robot performance. John is deputy director of the Deakin Motion.Lab and also works with the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research at Deakin... Read More →

Friday August 14, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Studio D, Room 2270 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

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