Type: Public event

Post-Human Creativity: A Conversation

Date & time

Mar 25, 2019-May 24, 2024, 4:00-2:51 pm EDT


Library Gallery, Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Who or what is the creator in a world where machines generate original music, poetry, art and more?  Is the human creator of a machine the creator of the machine's output? Who holds copyright for creations made by computers or algorithms rather than directly by a human creator? How are we designing the machines that will take care of us? How do artists and designers approach creativity differently from engineers? These questions intersect with all creative endeavors today whether making art, altering the body, or designing autonomous vehicles.

Join us for a live, unrehearsed, interdisciplinary conversation with faculty from diverse perspectives to explore the idea of Post-Human Creativity.
Irina Aristarkhova, Associate Professor, School of Art & Design
Ella Atkins, Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Melissa Levine, Director, U-M Library Copyright Office
Andrea Thomer, Assistant Professor, School of Information
All are invited. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Library Copyright Office and the Ford School of Public Policy’s Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) graduate certificate program.