Artist Halsey Burgund will discuss artistic uses for AI

Join the Ulrich Museum of Art for a talk from Halsey Burgund, “How to Strand Astronauts on the Moon (and other artistic uses for AI),” starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 8 in the Beren Gallery at the Ulrich and via livestream. Attendees are also invited to a reception at 5:30 p.m.

Burgund is a new media artist and Emmy-winning interactive director whose work focuses on the combination of modern technologies — from mobile phones to artificial intelligence — with fundamentally human “technologies,” primarily language, music and the spoken voice.

The talk is part of the larger exhibition, In Event of Moon Disaster, a multi-media project created by directors Burgund and Francesca Panetta to illustrate the possibilities of deepfake technologies. They also offer a variety of resources to help the public understand and recognize the technologies involved.

The public events accompanying the exhibition are supported by the College of Engineering, Fairmount College, National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) and the Barton School.