Tomorrow evening (11/20), San Francisco's de Young Museum will celebrate "100 Years of Robot Art and Science in the Bay Area" with an event organized by UC Berkeley professor Ken Goldberg and Alexander Rose, executive director of the Long Now Foundation. The program includes a "Long Conversation," sort of a relay race discussion that I'll be participating in along with ten interesting people whose work is at the intersection of art and technology! Bonus: My friend Kal Spelletich will also bring two of his "praying robots" seen above! Best of all, it's free and starts early (6:30pm)!
Josette Melchor (Grey Area Foundation for the Arts)
Dorothy R. Santos (writer, curator)
Tim Roseborough (artist, musician, former Kimball Artist-in-Residence)
John Markoff (author of Machines of Loving Grace)
Karen Marcelo (dorkbotSF)
David Pescovitz (Boing Boing and Institute for the Future)
Catharine Clark (Catharine Clark Gallery)
Alexander Rose (director, Long Now Foundation)
Pieter Abbeel (professor, Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley)
Terry Winograd (Computer Science department, Stanford Univeristy)
Kal Spelletich (Seemen)
With special VJ Jenny Odell
Complimentary tickets for the long conversation are distributed beginning at 5:30 pm at the Koret Auditorium entrance. Seating is limited. Tickets are first come, first served.
Programming and general admission to the permanent collection galleries are free of charge during Friday Nights at the de Young. A discounted $15 ticket is required to visit the special exhibition galleries.
Long Conversation (de Young)
“100 Years of Robot Art and Science in the Bay Area” Long Conversation November 20th 02015 (The Long Now Foundation) Read the rest