Insertions Into Mediatic Circuits

17 - 24 March 2018, 13:00 - 18:00

  • Workshop # 1 : 17 March 2018, 13:00 - 18:00
  • Workshop # 2: 24 March 2018, 13:00 - 18:00
  • WORKSHOP BY JERONIMO BARBOSA & GABRIAL VIGLIENSONI

Description: 

 "Insertions into Mediatic Circuits" are a series of media interventions (here called insertions) where live streams from the internet are downloaded, copied, manipulated, and finally streamed back to the internet in realtime. The new stream is almost identical to the original one, except for the insertion itself. The process is transparent to the media viewer. The project is possible due to a custom software framework implemented by the author. This framework is open source and intended to be a creative platform for critical artists and activists. In this workshop, the goal is to collaboratively design a new insertion to be performed by the end of the workshop.

Machine learning applications have penetrated our daily experience and are ubiquitous. We find travel deals, do online shopping, and search for recommendations without thinking about how “the machine” learned something about us. What we write about in our emails, what we listen to or watch in streaming services, the pictures we post, our location, and our demographic characteristics are data that are collected, filtered, and aggregated in order to create models of ourselves.

In this workshop we will aim at presenting the goals of machine learning, understanding the basic rationale of optimization algorithms and models, and the current approaches and frameworks. We will also review some of the most common datasets and tasks for benchmark, as well as looking at derivative work that has been seen as the “artistic output” that some of these optimization algorithms and models can produce. Wekinator, a free, open source machine learning software aimed at learning input signals (such as human gestures) and map them to any real-time process (such as trigger events or modulate other signals), will be presented and used as part of the Insertions Into Mediatic Circuits workshop stack.

**An Open source software is computer software with the source code made available for anyone to study, change, and distribute for any purpose.

48 hours cancellation notice is required for any reimbursement.


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Registration
Members/Student 50.00$
Regular 80.00$

17 - 24 March 2018, 13:00 - 18:00

  • Workshop # 1 : 17 March 2018, 13:00 - 18:00
  • Workshop # 2: 24 March 2018, 13:00 - 18:00