Scope Sessions #86 – Fabrizio Poltronieri / Rita Eperjesi

Artist Talks & Media Salon

10.10.2019 6:30pm  - 9pm

Thursday, October 10th, 2019, 6:30pm, SomoS hosts the 86th edition of the Scope Sessions – Artist Talks & Media Salon.

Artists Fabrizio Poltronieri and Rita Eperjesi will speak about their work focusing on Computer art, chance, creative AI, and about how to feel slightly less awkward as a human in virtual and non-virtual realities.

Fabrizio Augusto Poltronieri

Computer art, chance, and creative AI

Fabrizio Poltronieri is an artist who explores the relationship between technology and deep-rooted philosophical concepts, such as chance. His current artwork involves Artificial Intelligence, applying machine and deep learning techniques to create and design narratives, moving images and objects.

Poltronieri dedicates his artistic and academic research to the development of creative computing. He is a self-taught programmer who started to code during his childhood. His first degree was in Maths, he has a Master Degree in Education and Culture and holds a PhD in Semiotics from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP). Poltronieri is a senior lecturer and permanent member of the IOCT (Institute of Creative Technologies) at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, supervising PhD students and teaching creative code in the Digital Arts MA.

His theoretical texts and essays are often published in international books and journals, such as the Revista Brasileira (Brazilian Academy of Letters). He has written chapters for the books Rethinking Gamification and The Permanence of the Transient: Precariousness in Art, of which he was also the co-editor. He is also the co-author of the book Explorations in art and technology and winner of the Itaú Rumos Arte Cibernética 2011 award with the Amigóide robot. In 2018 he won this prize again to develop the artwork “Apparatus’ Memories.”

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Rita Eperjesi

How to feel slightly less awkward as a human in virtual and non-virtual realities

Rita Eperjesi is a Berlin/Budapest based Hungarian new media artist and art director.

She is the founder of the Creative Code community in Budapest, and has won several competitions for young creatives in advertising, and works with virtual reality in her free time.

What she cares about most in her work, is the intersection of humans, technology and ideas: ideas moving humans; humans connecting to other humans; machines making better humans; robots generating ideas.

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About Scope

Scope is a meeting point for the creative and the curious, a platform for sharing and learning in an informal setting. Guest artists are invited to present a project, a concept, a process or an experience. The presentations are short, around 30 minutes and unrestricted in form. Each session offers a variety of topics and approaches; Scope is about exposure, not for the artist, but for the audience.

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Scope Sessions #86 – Artist Talks & Media Salon
Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Doors open at 6:30pm
Talks start at 7pm *sharp*
Donations welcome!

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