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MIT Media Lab x Microwave online seminar: Tomorrows
MIT Media Lab x Microwave 線上特約座談: 未來選集
11/11/2021 Thu ㊃
21:00 - 23:00
Online seminar, RSVP only
網上研討會,敬請預約
Microwave 2021, in the year of our 25th anniversary, we are proud to present this online seminar in collaboration with MIT Media Lab to bring the media lab professionals to present their ideas of imagination and scientific research. In this seminar, we have three representatives from the lab to present their scope of work related to dreams, space and future education; it shows us the picture of current & future dots, when they connect, we see possibilities.
在微波國際新媒體藝術節2021,亦即我們的廿五周年之際,有幸與美國麻省理工學院媒體實驗室(MIT-Media-Lab)交流並推出這個線上特約座談。是次項目藝術節邀來三位來自實驗室的專家,就著他們的無限想像力與及科技研發與線上與會者分享對近未來的願景;他們的項目裡有夢境主題,有的關於太空探索也有未來教育的,而這些想法與科研正成就出一點一點能描繪人類近未來發展的可能性,也許科幻但也近在咫尺,一起在線上看未來。
Speaker 講者

Pat Pataranutaporn (US/ Thailand)
柏特‧柏特拉努珀(美國/泰國)

Speaker Bio 講者簡介

Pat Pataranutaporn is a multi-disciplinary technologist / scientist / artist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a PhD student in the Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces research group. Pat's research lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction and wearable computing, specifically the area of human-AI symbiosis and cognitive enhancement. Pat has previously worked with global collaborators including NASA TRISH, IBM Research, Bose, ASU, NTU on projects that examine the relationship between people and technology across applications and systems.

柏特‧柏特拉努珀是麻省理工學院 (MIT) 的跨學科科學家/藝術家/科技專才,他目前是MIT流動介面小組的博士生。柏特的研究專注介乎於人工智能、人機交互以及穿戴式媒體的計算機學三者之間,尤其是人機共生及增強認知領域。柏特曾經與多個國際機構合作,包括美國國家航空航天局 NASA TRISH、IBM硏究組、Bose、ASU、NTU等,研究人與科技在不同應用和系統之中的關係。

Synopsis 演講概要

Advancements in generative machine learning have enabled the hyper-realistic synthesis of digital humans. This new class of synthetic media, also known as AI-generated media or “deepfakes,” is raising critical questions regarding how new technology can distort our reality and information. However, while the common notion of AI-generated media often centers around its potential for malicious and unethical use, the societal and personal implications of this and any other technology ultimately depend on its use. In this talk, I will explore new possibilities and emerging imaginations from AI-generated media by exploring techniques and potential applications of the technology based on synthetic media's ethical and epistemological discussion.

生成式的機器學習的進步使數位人類的超現實合成變得很有可能;這類新的合成媒體我們稱之為人工智能生成媒體 (AI-generated media)又或是「深度偽造」(deepfakes),正在引發新科技如何扭曲人們的現實與訊息的關鍵問題。然而當人工智能生成媒體的常見概念往往圍繞惡意性和不道德使用的潛藏可能性,這種技術和任何其他技術一樣,對社會和個人影響最終是取決於如何被使用。在是次演說中,我將通過探索技術和基於全成媒體的倫理道德以及智識論去討論其潛在應用,從人工智能生成的媒體中去探索新的可能性以及對未來的想像。

Adam Haar Horowitz (US)
亞當‧哈爾‧霍洛維茲(美國)

Speaker Bio 講者簡介

Adam Haar Horowitz is an interstitial imp existent in between neuroscience, human computer interaction and experiential art. His work aims to expand possibilities for introspection. Currently a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab in the Fluid Interfaces Group, Adam comes from work in brain research at the MIT McGovern Institute studying Mindfulness and Meditation. Current projects include dystopian emotion spas, flying virtual realities and inflatable pajamas, and dream control and capture in the liminal space between wakefulness and sleep. Adam’s work has been shown at Cannes Film Festival, SXSW, Transmediale, the Boston MFA and more.

亞當‧哈爾‧霍洛維茲遊走於神經科學、人機交互及體驗藝術之間,他的工作旨在擴展自我反省的可能性。他目前是麻省理工學院 (MIT) 流動介面小組的博士生,之前在同學院的麥戈文腦科學研究所中進行有關大腦的硏究,主修正念與冥想。目前的項目包括歇斯底里情感溫泉、飛行虛擬現實和充氣睡衣,以及在睡與醒之間的邊緣空間中的夢境捕捉和控制。他的作品曾於康城影展、SXSW、Transmediale及the Boston MFA等展出。

Synopsis 演講概要

We know how to write collective history, but not collective future. How does yesterday's fiction create today's dream and tomorrow's reality? How can we create synthetic dreams to reshape our relationship to what came before and what will come? I will cover recent work at MIT on dream hacking, across the arts and sciences, and focus on potential implications for the personal, political and playful in each of us.

我們知道如何書寫集體的歷史,但不是集體的未來。昨日的故事如何成今天的夢與明日的現實呢?我們如何創造合成的夢去重塑我們與過去和未來的關係?我將介紹自己在麻省理工學院最近有關夢境駭客的工作,橫跨藝術與科學,並專注在個人、政治及玩味性上的潛在影響。

Ariel Ekblaw (US)
阿里爾‧埃克布勞(美國)

Speaker Bio 講者簡介

Ariel Ekblaw is the founder and Director of the MIT Space Exploration Initiative, a team of over 50 graduate students, staff, and faculty actively prototyping the artifacts of our sci-fi space future. Founded in 2016, the Initiative includes a portfolio of 40+ research projects focused on opening access to life in space and supports an accelerator-like R&D program for payload development and flight testing across MIT and many outreach communities. For the Initiative, Ariel drives space-related research across science, engineering, art, and design, and charters an annually recurring cadence of parabolic flights, sub-orbital, and orbital launch opportunities. Ariel graduated with a B.S. in Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy from Yale University and designed a novel space architecture habitat for her MIT PhD in autonomously self-assembling space structures. Her research work and engineering lab builds towards future habitats and space stations in orbit around the Earth, Moon, and Mars. Ariel’s work has been featured in WIRED (March 2020 cover story), MIT Technology Review, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, the BBC, CNN, NPR, PRI’s Science Friday, IEEE and AIAA proceedings, and more. Ariel serves on the NASA Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium (LSIC) Executive Committee, guiding and shaping the coming decade of burgeoning activity on the moon, and is the author/editor of "Into the Anthropocosmos: A Whole Space Catalog from the MIT Space Exploration Initiative" with MIT Press (September 2021). Ariel has had the rare honor and pleasure of working directly on space hardware that now resides on the surface of Mars. Humanity stands on the cusp of interplanetary civilization and space is our next, grand frontier. This opportunity to design our interplanetary lives beckons to us—Ariel strives to bring our space exploration future to life.

阿里爾‧埃克布勞是美國麻省理工學院 (MIT) 太空探索計劃的創始人和總監;計劃團隊由超過50名研究生、工作人員以及教員所組成,積極為人們的科幻太空未來制作原型產物。團隊組織成立於2016年,開創時擁有超過40個研究項目,專門研究開放太空生活的可能性,並支持一個能催化加速項目發展的研發計劃,用於MIT和許多外展地區的飛行測試以及有效負載發展方面。在團隊中阿里爾負責推動與太空有關的研究項目,涉及科學、工程、藝術和設計,並且每年都會有拋物線飛行、次軌道太空飛行及軌道發射的機會。她在美國耶魯大學獲得物理、數學及哲學學位,及後為她在MIT的博士學位設計了一個新穎的太空建築棲息地,旨在太空中可自主地自組結構。她的研究工作和工程實驗室的概念都建基於未來棲息地以及環繞地球、月亮及火星軌道的太空站。她的作品曾刊登於許多著名刊物,包括WIRED (2020年三月的封面故事)、MIT Technology Review、Harvard Business Review、The Wall Street 期刊、BBC、CNN、NPR、PRI的Science Friday、IEEE及AIAA論文集等。

阿里爾在美國國家航空航天局的月球表面創新聯盟(LSIC)執行委員會任職,指導和塑造在未來十年月球上蓬勃發展的活動,同時也是由MIT Press出版的《Into the Anthropocosmos: A Whole Space Catalog from the MIT Space Exploration Initiative》的作者及編輯 (2021年9月)。她曾有幸處理過現時已駐紮在火星表面的太空硬件,而人類現已站在星際文明的風口浪尖上,太空是人們下一個宏偉的前行陣地,這些為人們在未來星際生活的設計機會正向我們大力招手,而她正正就在努力地把人們對太空探索的未來變成現實。

Synopsis 演講概要

With society at the cusp of interplanetary civilization, the MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative takes a unique approach to humanity’s horizons. We are building, testing and flying the technologies and tools of exploration that will empower Earth citizens for this new phase of our collective existence. We unite artists, scientists, engineers and designers to prototype our Sci-Fi space future in over 50 annual research projects. The philosophy of “democratizing access to space exploration”—while bringing moonshots AND earthshots into view—courses through our work. We are building a real-life, visionary "Starfleet Academy" for this dawn of expanded human activity, opportunity and responsibility in our cosmos.

To learn more: https://www.media.mit.edu/groups/space-exploration/overview/

隨著社會處於星際文明的風口浪尖上,MIT的媒體實驗室太空探索計劃探取了一種獨特的方法來開拓人類的視野。我們正在建造、測試以及探索飛行的技術和工具,這些技術與工具將使地球上的人在存活的新階段上可以擁有更多的能力。在超過五十多個年度研究項目中我們聯合藝術家、科學家、工程師及設計師去模型人類的科幻太空未來,懷抱著人人都可以見證太空探索的理念,在工作過程中收藏月球及地球的照片以供閱覽。我們正在建立一個在現實生活裡的、富視野的星際艦隊學院,為人類在宇宙中的活動、機會及責任做足準備。

想了解更多,請瀏覽:https://www.media.mit.edu/groups/space-exploration/overview/