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Master of Digital Media Students Develop Revolutionary Installations for Vancouver Art Gallery AI Exhibition

Mar 09, 2022 By Elyse Economides

Master of Digital Media alumni celebrated the culmination of months of hard work at the opening of “The Imitation Game: Visual Culture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” at Vancouver Art Gallery.

In 2019, Bruce Grenville, Senior Curator at Vancouver Art Gallery, approached Centre for Digital Media to collaborate on several industry projects for the forthcoming exhibition. Four student teams tackled the project briefs over the course of the next two years and produced award-winning installations that are on display until October 23.

Emotion Recognition

Team 4149 + i used revolutionary AI technology to build an installation that can recognize human emotion.

Learn more about how they developed their installation.

  

Creepers

Team Kaleidoscope used human detection software to track visitor movement and attention in a specific exhibition space then shared the data in an animated visualization.

Learn more about how they developed their installation.

  

The History of Artificial Intelligence

The team created an interactive installation with an online component. Its aim is to build knowledge and inspire conversations around the history of AI and visual culture.

  

Centre for Digital Media was honoured to be part of the collaboration with Vancouver Art Gallery, and the co-curators, Bruce and Glenn Entis, one of the Master of Digital Media program's founding faculty. Bruce spoke to the quality of work the student teams produced, saying:

“These were great teams of skilled and unique individuals who united to produce installations that will have a lasting influence on Vancouver Art Gallery. Thank you for all of your hard work. Thank you all also for coming to visit the gallery. It was great fun to celebrate your participation in the exhibition. As you could tell by the response of the gallery visitors, your good work and contribution to the project was a great success.”

 

Check out "The Imitation Game" at Vancouver Art Gallery until October 23, 2022. Find out more about booking advanced tickets and gallery hours.