Philippe Pasquier works on creative processes and generative systems. He is both a scientist specialized in artificial intelligence, a multidisciplinary artist, an educator, and a community builder. His contributions range from theoretical research in multi-agent systems, computational creativity and machine learning to applied artistic research and practice in digital art, computer music, and generative art. Philippe is an associate professor in the School for Interactive Arts and Technology and an adjunct professor in Cognitive Science at Simon Fraser University.
Philippe's artistic work has been shown in prominent venues on all five continents, including at the Centre Pompidou (France), IRCAM (France), GMEA (France), Les Bains Numériques (France), Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal (Canada), Mutek Festival (Canada), Biennale of Sydney (Australia), Earzoom Festival (Slovenia), ISEA2012 (Turkey), ISEA2014 (Dubai), ISEA2016 (Honk Kong), ZKM (Germany), Vooruit (Belgium), Plus One Gallery (New York, USA), Rio Olympics cultural program (Brazil), ISEA2017 (Columbia), Ars Electronica (Austria).
Philippe is the chair and investigator of the International Workshop on Musical Metacreation (MUME), the MUME concerts series, the International ACM Conference on Movement and Computation (MOCO), and he was director of the Vancouver edition of the International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA2015). He has co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed academic contributions. His online class on Generative Art and Computational Creativity for SFU in partnership with Kadenze is the most popular of its kind.
Philippe's projects have gained support and recognition from more than 20 scientific or cultural institutions including the Canadian Council for the Arts (CCA), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) the French Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, the Australian Research Council and the Australian Council for the Arts.
More about Philippe: http://www.sfu.ca/pasquier
More about the Metacreation Lab: http://www.Metacreation.net