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K-State Today

March 27, 2017



Guest speaker to discuss machine learning and computational creativity March 30

By Carlos Castellanos

Philippe Pasquier, associate professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, will present at the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, or LASER, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.

Pasquier conducts both a scientific and artistic research agenda. His research focuses on building deeper theories for endowing machines with autonomous behaviors, with a focus on creative and artistic applications.

Pasquier will discuss his research in computational creativity, a new and expanding field that brings together scientists and artists to design generative systems that are tackling creative tasks at human competitive levels.

LASERs are a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience. The Leonardo International Society for the Arts, Science and TechnologyDX Media Programart department; and College of Arts and Sciences invite you to a meeting of the Leonardo ArtScience community.

The event is free and open to the public. The agenda includes some presentations of art/science projects, news from the audience and time for casual socializing and networking.