With his partners at OpenEndedGroup, Shelley Eshkar and Marc Downie, Paul Kaiser pioneers approaches to digital art combining non-photorealistic 3D rendering, body movement through motion-capture and other means, and artworks directed or assisted by artificial intelligence. Believing that many of art’s deepest impulses trace back to childhood, Kaiser’s presentation explores these early sources, including how the game of cat’s cradle inspired a portrait of Merce Cunningham, and how toy soldiers suggested projecting miniature trompe l’oeil figures on New York sidewalks.
With support from the Institute for the Humanities celebrating a year of digital humanities in conjunction with HASTAC.
This lecture took place on December 1, 2011 as part of the University of Michigan School of Art & Design's Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series brings respected emerging and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities.
All programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please visit: art-design.umich.edu/stamps
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