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THU Sept. 7, 2017, 2:00 PM-2:30 PM, Ouchhh Studio Presentation: 2:30 PM-3:30 PM
SAT Sept. 9, 2017, 1:00 PM-1:30 PM
SUN Sept. 10, 2017, 5:00 PM-5:30 PM
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K

Credit: Deniz Birgi


Can machines totally replace humans, or is there a need for just the right combination of human and artificial intelligence—hybrid intelligence?

OUCHHH collaboration AudioFil, Kıvanç Tatar and Philippe Pasquier for an audio-visual performance with artificial intelligence. We will turn our real-time onstage performance into a human and machine collaboration by adding MASOM (an Artificial Intelligence system making music) to the new version of iOTA. MASOM is developed by Kıvanç Tatar and Philippe Pasquier. For this piece, MASOM will be trained on the previous compositions of Mehmet Ünal from AudioFIL.

In mathematics iOTA (i) denotes an imaginary unit or number; it can be used for the inclusion map of one space into another. Light is the single element which can be perceived by the eye. iOTA is an LED installation inspired by light physics and research into the origins of geometry. Corresponding to the focus of the observer, the nature of light and its different phenomena can be seen beyond the perceptivity of the human mind, and attempts to translate them into a unified, non-spatial form.

iOTA was presented on the 126 m² LED screen at Zorlu Performing Arts Center. The installation was part of Sonar +D showcase at Sonar Istanbul Festival 2017 and Digi.logue.


Producer: Ouchhh Studio
New media artists and directors: Ferdi Alıcı, Eylul Duranagac (OUCHHH)
Creative coder and AI artists: Kıvanç Tatar and Philippe Pasquier (MASOM)
Sound design and music: Mehmet Ünal from AudioFIL