Alexander Mordvintsev Deep Dream

Seminar – Artists in the Machine

The Royal College of Art

Please join us for a Lumen Art Seminar featuring Alexander Mordvintsev, creator of Google Deep Dream*, in conversation with A.I. artists Jake Elwes, 2018 Lumen Prize Finalist and Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm, winner of Lumen’s 2017 BCS A.I. Award, at the Royal College of Art.

Alexander, who is both an artist and researcher, will first discuss his discovery and his practice, followed by a conversation with Jake and Cecilie on how A.I can enable new relationships between artists and technology. This will be followed by Q&A from the floor.

This lecture is part of Event Two, an Art and Technology exhibition hosted by the Royal College of Art (July 12 – 17) in celebration of 50 years since Event One, a pioneering Computer Art exhibition at the RCA.


6:00pm –  Doors open for drinks, networking and viewing of Event Two exhibitions.

7:00 pm – Alexander Mordvintsev on Deep Dream and his practice

7:20 – 40 – Alexander in conversation with Jake Elwes and Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm,

7:40 – pm – Q&A

8:00 pm – The announcement of the 2019 Lumen Prize Longlist by our Founder & CEO, Carla Rapoport.

We look forward to seeing you for what will be a very special evening.

Seats are free but limited. Please book yours here.

*DeepDream uses neural networks to find and enhance patterns in images via algorithms thus creating a dream-like appearance in the deliberately over-processed images.

Lumen’s Partners for this event are Flux Events, Royal College of Arts, Computer Arts Society, CAS 50, Interact Digital Arts and Electronic Visualisation of the Arts (EVA).

The CAS50 exhibition is being supported by Arts Council England.

Image – courtesy of Alexander Mordvintsev





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