EMERGENCE/Y

Keynote Discussion Panel: MACHINE + BODY

Christopher Salter (US/CA), David Rokeby (CA), Angélique Wilkie (BE/CA)

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Discussion Panel with : Christopher Salter (Concordia University), Angélique Wilkie (Concordia University), David Rokeby (University of Toronto).
In this Hexagram special Keynote panel, three artists researchers (Chris Salter, Angélique Wilkie and David Rokeby) engage in an open discussion on the emerging phenomena in machine-body interaction. Starting from their own experience in AI and Theater (Salter), Live arts and pedagogy (Wilkie) and Human-Machine Interaction (Rokeby) each participant will contribute in exploring the emergence/y in our relation to the machine via our sensory experience.

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Christopher Salter: Chris Salter is an artist, University Research Chair in New Media, Technology and the Senses, Professor of Computation Arts in the Department of Design and Computation Arts, Co-Director of the Hexagram Network for Research-Creation in Media Art, Design, Digital Culture and Technology, Director of Hexagram Concordia and Associate Director, Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology.

Angélique Wilkie: Angélique Wilkie is a performer, singer, dramaturge and pedagogue. Angélique Wilkie has been among the more sought-after contemporarytechnique teachers on the European professional circuit, teaching companies,schools and festivals including ImpulsTanz (Vienna), Henny Jurriens Stichting(Amsterdam), SEAD (Salzburg), Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez (Brussels),Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique (Montreal) among others. She spent 8 years atÉcole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque (ESAC) in Brussels as a teacher anddramaturgical advisor to the students as well as Pedagogical Coordinator of theschool under Gérard Fasoli, current director of the Centre national des arts ducirque (CNAC) in France.

David Rokeby: David Rokeby is an installation artist based in Toronto, Canada. He has been creating and exhibiting since 1982. For the first part of his career he focussed on interactive pieces that directly engage the human body, or that involve artificial perception systems. In the last decade, his practice has expanded to included video, kinetic and static sculpture. His work has been performed / exhibited in shows across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.