Data for the Senses

Can new technologies incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) and computational creativity re-imagine what it means to produce and consume art?

The Data Visionaries Series Data for the Senses: Re-Imagining Multi-Sensory Experiences explores how emerging data-rich technologies can create a deeper understanding of our lived-experiences by combining AI, human data and the artistic process. This panel session features leading experts who are using advances in AI and machine learning to transcend disciplinary boundaries, re-interpreting how our senses shape our understanding of the world.

This Data Visionaries panel session is moderated by SFU professor Thecla Schiphorst, and features demonstrations that showcase the intersection of art, choreography, sound, virtual reality, AI, ethics and creativity. It offers a glimpse of what happens when we combine tangible data with computer technologies that emulate, study, simulate and enhance human creativity and the first-person experience. 

Watch the panel session from October 27, 2020

Featured Experts

Atau Tanaka, Professor of Media Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London

Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martelli, Electronic Arts

Marianna Obrist, Professor of Multisensory Interfaces at University College London

Philippe Pasquier, Associate Professor and Director, Metacreation Lab for Creative AI at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT), Simon Fraser University


Thecla Schiphorst, Professor at SIAT, Simon Fraser University

Kate Hennessy, Professor at SIAT, Simon Fraser University