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2015/12/28

Ph.D. Program in Empowerment Informatics (EMP) presents: BIRD SONG DIAMOND Japan 2016 @ Large Space will be held.

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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.

n addition to the event at the University of Tsukuba, we will exhibit the BIRD SONG DIAMOND at the AROB 2016(the 21st International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, 2016)to be held from January 20th until January 22nd at the Beacon Plaza in Beppu’s International Convention Center. We will give an overview of the project and perform a live demonstration. We look forward to seeing you at the event. For more detail on how to attend the symposium, please see the following link.
http://isarob.org/symposium/index.php?main_page=timetable&#OS2

 

 

 

Program

Date and Time: January 24 (Sun.), 2016, 10:00AM-7:00PM
Venue: Large Space, Empowerment Studio, Dai-San Area, University of Tsukuba
Schedule:

10:00 Venue opens
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)
 bsdj2016+@+emp.tsukuba.ac.jp

Note: The plus (“+”) signs in the above email address are there to prevent SPAM. Please remove them when sending your email.

 

If unable to join in person, we will be streaming live all day!

Ustream → http://www.ustream.tv/channel/U8B9DFWWTa2

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