Tuesday, January 26, 2016
6:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall) – Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory

Art + Tech Panel: Gesture Recognition

Pamela Z, Composer/Performer/Media Artist
Morteza Gharib, Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bioinspired Engineering; Director, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories; Vice Provost, Caltech

This series features conversations between artists and scholars on themes related to art, science, and technology. Participants include contemporary artists and scholars from different fields, from the humanities to science and technology, who deal with similar concepts through different means. At each event, the panelists give brief presentations on their own work and participate in a facilitated discussion on the evening's theme. The panels are organized to coincide with ongoing discussions in Caltech undergraduate classes and are intended to be of general interest to Caltech faculty, students, and the community at large.

For more information on the panelists, please visit their websites:

  • Pamela Z, Composer/Performer/Media Artist
  • Morteza Gharib, Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bioinspired Engineering; Director, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories; Vice Provost, Caltech

    The Art + Tech: Gesture Recognition panel will begin with a performance/demo by Pamela Z.
    Pamela Z and Professor Gharib will then each speak about their work related to gesture recognition.
    A moderated conversation between them will follow.

The Art + Tech Speaker Series is made possible through the support of the James Michelin Distinguished Visitors program established in 1992 to bring to Caltech "notable, innovative thinkers who will be able to spark the imagination of faculty and students alike and stimulate thought and discussion on a wide range issues," with special emphasis on the "creative interaction between science and the arts."

Contact Alexandra Katsas akatsas@caltech.edu at 626-395-4101
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