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Hybrid Agencies

Wednesday, March 16 | 7:30
Thursday, March 17 | 7:30

Hybrid Agencies


Corporations like Facebook, Google, Uber, and Baidu use AI technologies to deliver targeted advertisements, search engine results, product recommendations; to develop self-driving cars; to perform image recognition; and to build “smart assistants” like Siri and Alexa. These technologies are also used for monitoring bank accounts, pre-screening loan applications, grading students, predictive policing, and sentencing recommendations in the criminal justice system. AI technologies are continuously being integrated into our lives and actions.

Boston-based MASARY Studios, in collaboration with New York-based choreographer Mike Esperanza, presents “Hybrid Agencies,” which investigates how state-of-the-art machine learning and AI technologies can represent the human body and movement, as well as the ways that such systems misrepresent or fail to represent the human body. This three-part event starts by inviting you to enact some facets of these technologies before the dance performance featuring original sound score and AI-generated video by MASARY’s Ryan Edwards and Jeremy Stewart, PhD.

Following the premiere, join Stewart for a conversation and presentation that introduces how these technologies work and how we might begin to think about them in light of their omnipresence and fast growth and development, through the lens of creative practices and art making.

Please note: This is a three-act event, with each act taking place in a different area of the Museum and requiring audience to move with the piece throughout the evening. Seating is general admission is first come, first served for some portion of the evening; for specific seating requests please contact in advance. Seating is not guaranteed unless requested in advance.

  • Hosted By

    Museum of Science

  • Date

    March 16, 2022 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

  • Location

    Museum of Science
    1 Science Park, Boston, MA, 02114, United States

  • Cost