Venue Details

The Midway
900 Marin St. San Francisco, CA 94124
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Rated by 4 members
Joanne Cannell
Review from Joanne Cannell
36 events 4 reviews

Smaller than I thought it would be. Explanations of how to interact with most of the exhibits were limited.

reviewed Jun 06 2018 report as inappropriate
Review from MReiss
7 events 1 review

We arrived to the event as a family with my son, and could not get in, since the venue served alcohol and food. Despite my son having both his parents with him we couldn't see the show since anybody under 21 could not get in. Couples with babies...continued

reviewed Jun 07 2018 report as inappropriate
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Nightlife Exhibits and Performances (subject to change):

Robot Love Robot Hate, by Mark Klink, is a meditation on our hopes and fears about robots and other artificial beings, as reflected in popular media.

Deep Dream Vision Quest, a psychedelic journey experience inside a neural network by Gary Boodhoo

The Soft Machine by the pseudonymous artist Norma Jeane, is an installation built on the absent presence of ShyBot

Illy: Primitive Intelligence is a semi-intelligent system powered by Web Audio API and WebGL created by Yagiz Mungan

Musical performance by Laetitia Sonami, groundbreaking composer, sound artist and technologist, known for developing new and experimental instruments such as the Lady’s Glove and Spring Spyre

Time to Compile, a dance performance by Amy LaViers and Catie Cuan that explores the intimacies of humans and robotics

Aquarium, a large-scale, immersive, interactive, physics-enabled generative creature universe that makes music and becomes its own audio-visual show, by Marpi

Yoti: The Algorithmic Portrait Artist, an installation by Jean-Philippe Côté, uses salvaged 1980s pen plotters to draw, on actual paper, the likeness of participants using algorithmically generated squiggly lines

The Happy Valley Band, pop music as heard by a computer algorithm. Once Bay Area composer and performer David Kant translates machine learning analyses of pop songs into music notation, Happy Valley Band performs these transcriptions live

Janus, a volumetric film and VR experience by Marta di Francesco that explores the duality of time, the meaning of one’s identity in times of transformation, and the interaction of viewer and virtuality

Looking Glass, an installation by Yagmur Uyanik and Joey Verbeke, explores the idea of self through the interaction between a robotic parabolic mirror and a viewer

The Butterfly Room, by Cynthia X. Hua, is an interactive projection installation where hand-drawn butterflies are brought to life using computer vision and AI

The Masking Machine, a performance by M Eifler, aka BlinkPopShift, uses recursive landmark detection to apply layer upon layer of digital make-up, building eerie distorted masks of their own face

Glitch Resistance on Metal, a series of prints and Touch Data Body X, an interactive installation, by VJ Um Amel, Laila Shereen Sakr, use glitch aesthetics to examine the materiality of power relations and infrastructure in much of the Arab-speaking world

Automatic for the Road, a film by Lewis Rapkin that chronicles the journey of technologist Ross Goodwin and his literary artificial intelligence as they set out to write the longest novel in the English language 2.0, an installation by daevron, immerses audiences in an environment where music, as a universal auditory stimuli, has spatial coordinates we can sail to by way of a synaptic map and the winds of our senses

Bloom, an interactive work by Xiaohan Zhang, simulates the birth, growth, bloom, and finally, death, of a generative 3D plant that only blooms once an hour

Side, a short film by Snow Yunxue Fu, explores the interstices of physical and digital space

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