A lecture performance about the importance of gestures and diagrams for artificial intelligence researchers. Drawing from archival material and a two-year residency in Yann LeCun’s machine learning lab at NYU, the work explores the role of embodied knowledge and the imagination in a field of science obsessed with the non-human.
Written and Performed by Philipp Schmitt
Hand Choreography by Sarah Dahnke and Philipp Schmitt
For full credits see: https://philippschmitt.com/work/how-does-thinking-look-like
Philipp’s work has been exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery London, Philadelphia Museum of Art, MAK Vienna, Science Gallery Dublin, Link Art Center, and Triennale Milano. Works are in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ars Electronica Center and the MoMA Library. He is the recipient of a 2019-21 Berggruen Institute fellowship. Currently, he is an Affiliate with metaLAB at Harvard.