In November 2019, I represented Nokia Bell Labs' Experiments in Art and Technology at the inaugural Re:Logia conference presented by the Re: Foundation in the Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria. I delivered a keynote speech on how emerging technology can play a role in bringing people together, and took part in a panel discussion, focused on the human dimension of our future interactions.
I was asked to curate an exhibition piece on behalf of Nokia Bell Labs E.A.T., to be displayed for the conference duration and open to the public. The Bell Labs Motion Engine was a main feature in the exhibition hall with E.A.T.’s Sonic Empathy installation, where the public were invited to use the video analytics technology to create music through their own movement.
Also open to the public and to conference attendees, I ran a workshop on the benefits of art-science exploration and on how to run successful collaborations across these fields, based on my experience in the E.A.T. program.
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Sonic Empathy installation designed and built by Ross Dowd, powered by the video analytics Motion Engine technology developed by Nokia Bell Labs, Enterprise and Industrial Automation Group.
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