18 February 2020

VCUarts Qatar Hosts Lecture on Artificial Intelligence and Art

Dr. James She from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), gave a lecture titled, “AI and Smartphone Technologies for New Artwork Creation, Interaction and Definition” at our Atrium On February 18, 2020.

The lecture explored trends in artwork creation, new forms of artwork, and novel interaction modalities.

In the talk, examples of AI and smartphone technologies were selected to show how recent developments in those technologies could facilitate the creation of, and interaction with, artworks. He also shared the story of how his artworks are evolving due to the related technologies invented by himself and others.

The lecture was followed by a question and answer session with Dr. Cherif Amor, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Dr. James She, who is the founding director of HKUST-NIE Social Media Lab, is currently a Visiting Professor at the College of Science and Engineering at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar, and launched the first AI and Art event in Qatar in 2019.

His recent interests explore the use of smartphone and AI technologies which have been developed by him and others to create visual or interactive artworks. In the last six years, he has been exhibiting his interactive artworks in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Brisbane, etc. His scientific research includes AI for Art, Design and Media, Data Science in Social Media and Multimedia, and Green IoT technologies for future social and interactive media.

Photographs by Sadie Packer.

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