Have you ever wondered what would happen if your shadow had a life of its own? Reykjavik University Aperio students Gunnar Steinn Valgardsson and Hrafn Thorri Thórisson introduced the LivingShadows project to discover just that. The LivingShadows program scans a person’s outline and transforms it into an interactive figure. Rather than being a mere projection, it is its own entity. The shadows act independently so that people can interact with their own shadows, and their shadows can interact with other shadows. “Most of the other presentations are scientifically motivated,” explains Dr. Kristinn Thórisson, “but this one plays on the border of technology and art.” Continue reading Video Presentation from IIIM and CADIA’s Open Day-The Day My Shadow Left Me
Career Days (Framadagar), annual event organized by AIESEC, this year was held at Reykjavik University on February 1st. The Career Days are aimed for students to show them internship and career opportunities that are offered by the most competitive Icelandic companies from various fields. Career Days 2012 were the biggest so far with over 3000 visitors. Continue reading Students Exploring IIIM at Career Days (Framadagar)
Time & Location
September 1-2, 2011 in Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, Iceland
Full information can be found on the HUMANOBS workshop wiki
The HUMANOBS Workshop is focused on the impending paradigm shift from constructionist to constructivist methodologies for building artificial intelligence. Constructionist refers to traditional top-down software design, which places serious limitations on scaling, while Constructivist refers to self-organizing systems that manage their own growth.
Update, August: Please note that the final program agenda is subject to change. Final details are kept up to date on the official HUMANOBS workshop website. Continue reading HUMANOBS Workshop on Constructivist Methodologies for Building Artificial Intelligence