MAXlive: 2021 The Neuroverse

 Produced in collaboration with New York Live Arts

30+ ARTISTS, 20+ SCIENTISTS, 11 Performances, 5 Immersive Experiences in 3 DAYS

Explore what it is to be human in the age of the smart machine at MAXlive: The Neuroverse.

On Nov 5 -7 MAX took audiences across NYC on a roller coaster ride through newly discovered territories, from the creative minds of humpback whales to the black box of ML at The Neuroverse.

Coming Soon – MAXforum:The Neuroverse
Join us online for lively conversations among creative and cutting-edge thinkers in the worlds of bio and artificial intelligences. Sign up for our mailing list and we will let you know when MAXforum drops and festival highlights are posted!

THE LINE-UP 

City
Performances
Installations
Forums
Workshops
  • How AI Lost Its Body
    Take a tour of the imagination of the engineer in...
             ONX STUDIO
  • Doppelgänger
    It doesn't take two to tango in the age of...
    November 05  - November 05      2021   New York Live Arts
  • SIREN: Listening to Another Species on Earth
    Come dive into the creative minds of humpback whales in...
    November 05  - November 07      2021   The Invisible Dog Art Center
  • Secret Garden
    Travel across space and time and immerse yourself in this...
    November 05  - November 07      2021   ONX STUDIO
  • Lizardly
    VR, MoCap and Machine Learning help you to imagine a...
    November 07  - November 07      2021   New York Live Arts
  • The Wandering Mind
    Close your eyes and see what it really means to...
    November 05  - November 06      2021   New York Live Arts
  • Inference Engine
    Step into the GANthropocene—a new kind of video game. Your spacecraft...
    November 05  - November 07      2021   ONX Studio
  • OÁYE AI
    A breathtaking investigation of artificial intelligence and computation. MAX, in partnership...
    November 05  - November 07      2021   
  • We Are Your Robots
    What do your devices really say about you? Hear it...
    November 05 & November 06      2021   
  • MAXforum: Have the Robot Armies Arrived?
    With a recent assassination in Iran by an autonomous vehicle...
    November 07  - November 07      2021   New York Live Arts
  • Inference Engine: Exploring GANs
    Grayson Earle introduces you to the basics of utilizing Generative...
    November 06  - November 06      2021   ONX Studio
  • On Wings Of Song: Listening To Another Species On Earth
    Take a flight of fancy with music inspired by bird...
    November 06  - November 06      2021   New York Live Arts
  • MAXforum: Costs of Extraction
    Your chance to talk to some of the artists behind...
    November 07  - November 07      2021   New York Live Arts
  • MAXforum: Bodies of Intelligence
    First, best-selling author and viral ted-talk speaker Annie Murphy Paul...
    November 07  - November 07      2021   New York Live Arts
  • MAXforum: Road to Recovery
    How can technology help us slow down, absorb information differently,...
             
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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE 

New York Live Arts 
Doppelgänger
The NUUM Collective
Dance Performance
3:00 PM I 6:00PM

The Wandering Mind
slow immediate
Live Performance I 7:00 PM

We Are Your Robots 
Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra
Live Performance I 9:00 PM

OÁYE AI
Open Installation
12:00 – 10:00 PM

ONX Studio
Secret Garden
Stephanie Dinkens
Interactive Installation
4:00 – 8:00 PM

Inference Engine
Grayson Earle
Interactive Installation
4:00 – 8:00 PM

How AI Lost Its Body
Philipp Schmitt
Lecture-Performance
7:00 PM

The Invisible Dog 
SIREN
Annie Lewandowski
Kyle McDonald
Open Installation
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

ONX Studio
Inference Engine: Exploring the GANthropocene
Grayson Earle
Workshop
11:00 – 2:00 PM

How AI Lost Its Body 
Philipp Schmitt
Lecture-Performance
4:00 PM I 6:00 PM

Secret Garden
Stephanie Dinkins
Interactive Installation
2:00 – 7:00 PM

Inference Engine
Grayson Earle
Interactive Installation
2:00 – 7:00 PM

The Invisible Dog
SIREN
Annie Lewandowski
Kyle McDonald
Open Installation
2:00 PM – 10:00 PM

New York Live Arts
The Wandering Mind
slow immediate
Live Performance
2:00 PM I 7:00 PM

On Wings of Song
The Knights
Live Performance I 5:30 PM

We Are Your Robots 
Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra
Live Performance I 9:00 PM

OÁYE AI
Open Installation
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM 

New York Live Arts 

MAXforum Series
Bodies of Intelligence
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Costs of Extraction
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Road to Recovery
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Have the Robot Armies Arrived?
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Lizardly
Kat Mustatea & Heidi Boisvert
Mixed-Reality Performance
1:45 PM I 6:00 PM

OÁYE AI
Open Installation
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

The Invisible Dog
SIREN
Annie Lewandowski
Kyle McDonald
Open Installation
1:00 PM – 10:00 PM

ONX Studio
How AI Lost Its Body
Philipp Schmitt
Lecture-Performance
3:00 PM

Secret Garden
Stephanie Dinkens
Interactive Installation
2:00 – 7:00 PM

Inference Engine
Grayson Earle
Interactive Installation
2:00 – 7:00 PM

THE VENUES

NEW YORK LIVE ARTS

219 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

New York Live Arts is a center of diverse artists devoted to body-based investigation that transcends barriers between and within communities led by world-renowned choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer, Bill T. Jones and home to the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. Live Arts is an internationally recognized destination for innovative movement-based artistry offering audiences access to art and artists notable for their conceptual rigor, formal experimentation and active engagement with the social, political and cultural currents of our times.

 

All guests will be required to provide proof of full vaccination and a government issued ID before entry, and wear a mask when in any part of the building. Accepted proofs of vaccination are Excelsior Pass, NYC COVID Safe App, or valid vaccine card. “Fully vaccinated” means the event date must be at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

ONX STUDIOS

645 Fifth Ave Olympic Tower,
New York, NY 10022

ONX Studio is an accelerator, a subsidized workspace and presentation gallery located in the Onassis Gallery of Olympic Tower, the Midtown Manhattan headquarters of Onassis USA. Set to open during fall 2020, it will house a dozen artists and producers, including NEW INC alumni and others working in extended reality, for a year-long term to develop significant works for the public realm. The studio space will also transform into a extended reality gallery every year for a month-long showcase featuring ONX members. The first showcase is planned for winter 2020/2021.

The Invisible Dog Arts Center

 51 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Invisible Dog is dedicated to the integration of innovation in the arts with profound respect for the past. In 2009, the building was restored for safety reasons, but special attention was given to the preservation of its original 1863 form. The rawness of the space is vital to our identity. The ground floor is used for exhibitions, performances and public events featuring visual artists, performers and curators from around the world. The second and third floors are divided into over 30 artists’ studios and are integral to the vast creative community of the Invisible Dog

COLLABORATORS & ADVISORS

  • NiNi Dongnier
    NiNi Dongnier (b. Inner Mongolia) is a choreographer, dancer, interdisciplinary...
  • Josee Schryer
    Josee Schryer, a co-founder of 5 Corners Collective, is an...
  • The Knights
    THE KNIGHTS are a collective of adventurous musicians dedicated to...
  • Daniel Fish
    Daniel Fish is a New York-based director who makes work...
  • Annie Dorsen
    Annie Dorsen is a theater director working at the intersection...
  • Suzanne Kite
    Suzanne Kite is an Oglala Lakota performance artist, visual artist...
  • Stephanie Dinkins
    Stephanie Dinkins is a transmedia artist who creates platforms for...
  • slow immediate
    slow immediate is the creative studio of Gershon Dublon and...

MAXlive 2021: The Neuroverse is made possible by the support of Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation, MAX’s generous donors, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Special Thanks to The Office, Integrated Media and Design Department, NYU and Paul Weiss.