Machines for Living by Robert Twomey


Machines for Living: Reading and Writing Inhabited Space

Short description

Robert Twomey will give an artist talk at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, followed by a workshop and demo exploring artistic applications of smart home technologies. Topics include wireless sensing, computer vision, and machine listening to create narratives of inhabited space. We consider the creative possibilities and personal consequences of life with ubiquitous sensing, perceiving machines.


Nov 3rd, 10-2pm

Talk 10-11

Lunch 11-11:30

Workshop 11:30-2

Short bio

Robert Twomey is an artist and engineer exploring the poetic intersection of human and machine perception. He exploits the potential of new technologies while critically engaging their limits. Engaged with the messy conditions of everyday life, his works ask questions about our technologies and ourselves to reveal moments of insight and points of failure. Twomey has presented his work at SIGGRAPH, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Seattle Art Museum, and has been featured by Microsoft and Amazon. He received his BS from Yale with majors in Art and Biomedical Engineering, his MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego, and is a PhD Candidate in Digital Arts and Experimental Media from the University of Washington. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Youngstown State University.