Ph.D. Program in Empowerment Informatics (EMP) presents: BIRD SONG DIAMOND Japan 2016 @ Large Space will be held.
BIRD SONG DIAMOND (JAPAN) 2016
Charles Taylor (Evolutionary Biologist, UCLA), Victoria Vesna (Artist, UCLA), Takashi Ikegami (Physicist, University of Tokyo), Hiroo Iwata (EMP Program Leader, Professor, University of Tsukuba)
Reiji Suzuki (Associate Professor, Nagoya University), Max Kazemzadeh (Associate Professor & Program Director, Gallaudet University), Joel Ong (PhD candidate, University of Washington, Seattle)
Mizuki Oka (Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba)
Ikegami lab: Takashi Ikegami (Professor, University of Tokyo), Itsuki Doi (PhD, University of Tokyo), Norihiro Maruyama (PhD, University of Tokyo)
Iwata lab: Yuki Enzaki (Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba), Aki Yamada (Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba), Aisen Caro Chacin (PhD candidate, University of Tsukuba), Masa Jazbec (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Tsukuba), Hikaru Takatori (Ph.D. student, University of Tsukuba), Takeshi Oozu (Ph.D. student, University of Tsukuba), Takahisa Enomoto (Master student, University of Tsukuba)
John Brumley (PhD candidate, University of Tsukuba)
Bird Song Diamond is an interactive installation based on long-term research (2011-present) allowing multifaceted, interdisciplinary perspectives — uniquely connecting the nodes of evolutionary biology, artificial intelligence, spatial sound, mechatronic art and interactive technologies. The diamond as a crystal lattice of connected nodes reflects the commitment of each node to its disciplinary rigor held together in balance through shared interests. The sound art installation is an effort to include multiple new facets of the larger public — from children to art lovers and from academics to theoreticians. “The intent of this project is to permit humans to understand the grammar and meaning of bird songs. Recent advances in sensor arrays, computation, and computational linguistics finally make this long-sought goal achievable.” (Taylor, 2011) By digitizing and categorizing bird songs and their circumstances, one begins to understand their grammar and meaning. BSD allows lay people to enjoy bird communication patterns through artificial life-based visual and aural recreations of bird songs obtained from such analysis.
Date and Time: January 24 (Sun.), 2016, 10:00AM-7:00PM
Venue: Large Space, Empowerment Studio, Dai-San Area, University of Tsukuba
|11:15-11:45||Opening & Discussion|
|18:15-19:00||Closing & Discussion|
* Experience on the hour (15 minutes)
* Join the Opening (11:15am) and Closing (6:15pmdiscussion with principals: EMP Director, engineer Hiroo Iwata, Visiting Professor, artist Victoria Vesna and physicist Professor Takashi Ikegami.
Participant registration: If you would like to take part in the exhibition, please apply by email, clearly stating your name, occupation/year in school, affiliation (name of school or company). There is no charge to participate.
Apply to: Office of the Ph.D. Program in Empowerment Informatics (EMP)
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