Shimi featured in Ars Electronica festival.

Gil Wienberg and the Center for Music Technology’s interactive musical robot Shimi are featured in the Ars Electronica Israel campus exhibition.

October 7, 2016

Gil Wienberg and the Center for Music Technology’s interactive musical robot Shimi are featured in the Ars Electronica Israel campus exhibition. This exhibition has also been named in the "Best-of Summary" list for the entire festival.  Shimi, a product of the Robotic Musicianship Group, is a smart-phone enabled robotic musical companion that can respond to and enhance your musical experiences.

The Ars Electronica festival is one of the landmark international arts and technology consortiums.  Based in Linz, Austria, Ars Electronica began in 1979 as an annual exhibition highlighting the emerging patterns of art infiltrating technology.  This annual exhibition has blossomed into an internationally renowned festival, awards ceremony, and media research lab.

The Ars Electronica Israel campus exhibit, ll(l) Machine, is an element of the larger Ars Electronica festival with the encompassing theme “Total Recall: The Evolution of Memory”. The exhibit that features Shimi examines how the relationship between automated procedures performed by machines directly relates to real life, and whether or not these technologies arouse a greater concern. Il(l) Machine aims to question the role these technologies play in shaping our identities, both individually and within the larger community.

As the seminal international digital arts festival, it is a true accomplishment to be featured. Shimi displays the high level of research and innovation taking place at Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology.   

For more information regarding the Ars Electronica exhibition see here.

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