WORKSHOP AT IAAC WITH KYLE MCDONALD

02/11/2018
WORKSHOP AT IAAC WITH KYLE MCDONALD

“COMPUTER VISION AND MACHINE LEARNING FOR INTERACTIVE ART”

Under the framework of MIRA 2018, IAAC is offering a workshop for the interested public on the days before this event (Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th November). This is a great opportunity to delve into this field with the expert Kyle McDonald, an artist working with code. He creates interactive and immersive audiovisual installations, performances, and new tools for creative exploration. He uses techniques from computer vision, machine learning, networking, and computing to create unusual experiences.

Computer vision (CV) refers to a broad collection of techniques that allow computers to make intelligent assertions about what’s going on in digital images and video. Interactive art has incorporated techniques from computer vision since the 1970s. In the last five years, machine learning (ML) has played a greater role in related problems like object recognition and image segmentation. This workshop will cover both topics.

We will start with a brief historical introduction to CV and ML and media art. Then we will move into hands-on examples that run in the browser or on remote machines. We will investigate JavaScript-based toolkits for realtime computer vision: jsfeat for pixel manipulation, optical flow and object detection, clmtrackr for understanding faces, and proprietary APIs for image recognition. Then we will focus on more experimental machine learning techniques that use Python for creating visualizations of large datasets or imitating text or images.

To get the most out of this workshop, you should have at least one year of experience with a text-based programming language like JavaScript or Python. Attendees should bring a laptop with a webcam and Chrome installed, and an account with Google.

Registrations HERE.

Dates & Hours: 6th & 7th November from 10:00h – 18:00h

Workshop Language: English

Four free seats will be awarded to women on a first come basis.

Fee: 175€.