Halsey Burgund is a new media artist and Emmy-winning interactive director whose work focuses on the combination of modern technologies - from mobile phones to artificial intelligence - with fundamentally human "technologies," primarily language, music and the spoken voice. His recent work explores the prosocial and potentially damaging uses of cutting edge technologies, including artificial intelligence and augmented reality. Halsey has exhibited and performed in museums and galleries internationally, including Ars Electronica, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Puke Ariki Museum (NZ), Tyne & Wear Archive and Museums, (UK), the Museum of Science, Boston and the California Academy of Sciences. He has been an artist fellow at the Smithsonian, a research affiliate at the MIT Media Lab and is currently Creative Technologist in Residence at the MIT Open Documentary Lab and a research affiliate at Harvard's metaLAB. With Francesca Panetta, he is the co-creator of In Event of Moon Disaster. In his talk, he will discuss the process of making the deepfake video, what motivated this project, ways that he is using cutting edge technologies in his other projects, and what potential such technologies have for the future of art.
This event will be available in-person at the Ulrich and via livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbEc2ojZCkQ
The public events accompanying the exhibition In Event of Moon Disaster are generously supported by the following programs at Wichita State University: the College of Engineering, the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Science, National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), and the W. Frank Barton School of Business.