SIGGRAPH Asia 2017: Mind-Body Dualism


Art Show Overview:

The SIGGRAPH Asia Art Gallery program invited artists from around the world to showcase their innovative and leading-edge digital contributions on Mind-Body-Machine interaction. With advanced technology, machines today are capable of learning, generating thought- like patterns, supporting physical bodies, problem solving, and discovering new solutions, all while functioning either independently or collectively as part of a larger system. What does it mean when we let our minds wander in a virtual reality world? How do we render our body movements and gestures to allow machines to learn our behaviors? What happens when we trust algorithms to make decisions about what we see, hear, and feel? How can we best utilize the relationship between human and machine “minds and bodies” to enhance human capabilities?

The Art Gallery, associated artist talks, and further discussions stimulated a broader conversation among participants of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 conference.

The exhibition highlighted innovative Digital Art projects prioritizing the expression of an alternative aesthetic, while employing the rich variety of techniques available to designers and artists who use computer mediation as a part of their creative palette. Focusing on projects using hybrid approaches between physical and digital, between natural and artificial, and between real and synthetic, the exhibition included the variety of innovative work by artists who merge computation with physical object, while pushing the boundaries of traditional artistic disciplines.

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