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Adam Harvey: Tessier-Ashpool Distinguished Lecture on the Societal Implications of Artificial Intelligence

March 17, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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How to Participate:

Participants are invited to attend in-person at Rackham Amphitheatre (915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109) or virtually via Zoom. Registration for virtual participation or RSVP for in person participation required.


Photo of Adam Harvey standing up and holding two objects.

Photo from: https://adam.harvey.studio/about/

Adam Harvey (US/DE) is an artist, software engineer, and applied researcher based in Berlin focused on computer vision, privacy, and surveillance technologies. He is a graduate of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University (2010) and Pennsylvania State University (2001).

Harvey’s research and artwork has been featured in prominent media publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Nature, New Yorker, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Washington Post, Le Monde, The Guardian, BBC, Economist, and the Financial Times; and shown at internationally acclaimed institutions and events including the V&A museum (UK), Seoul Mediacity Biennale (KR), Istanbul Design Biennale (TK), Frankfurter Kunstverien (DE), Zeppelin Museum (DE), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (US), and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (US).

Recently, Harvey developed VFRAME, a computer vision project for human rights researchers working on OSINT investigations. VFRAME received an Award of Distinction from Ars Electronica in 2019, was nominated for the EU STARTS prize in 2018, and nominated for a Beazley Design of The Year Award in 2019. The project is in active development and the latest research was presented at the 2021 Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining Mine Action Technology Workshop.

Harvey has worked as a research fellow at the Künstlich Intelligenz und Medienphilosophie program at Karlsruhe HfG, a digital fellow at the Weizenbaum Institut in Berlin working on exposing.ai, a Future Fellow with the 2020 Rapid Response for a Better Digital Future at Eyebeam, as part of research fellowship for the Copenhagen Business School, and as an adjunct professor at New York University and School of Visual Arts in NYC. He currently works as an academic technologist and researcher for the Karlsruhe HfG AI Forensics project.


This talk is sponsored by the Center for Ethics, Society and Computing (ESC) and the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS). ESC is generously supported by the School of Information; the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research; and the Department of Communication & Media in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan

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