To celebrate World Quantum Day (WQD), we are connecting an international network of academics, artists, and scientists!
About this event
How can art influence quantum, and how can quantum influence art?
We are bringing together a network of academics, artists, and scientists from four institutions across the USA, Ireland, Portugal, and Denmark to explore this very question. This group connects academics from different institutions and disciplines (computer science, complexity science, digital arts, future communication networks) with a hybrid audience to think and discuss the questions raised by the panel.
You will be able to interact with the panel and the live ‘on-site’ audiences distributed across the two continents.
Our international panel of expert’s conversation will begin amongst each other and end with the audience, exploring the following questions:
How will quantum internet (quantum communications, quantum networks) change arts and creative practices in the near future?
How will these new quantum networks influence the ways artists and scientists work together? How might these technologies become entangled with human creativity?
How might art influence the creation of the quantum internet? How might artistic practice make us rethink the development of the quantum internet? How can art influence the outreach of quantum technologies to a broader public?
Prof. Dan Kilper
Professor Dan Kilper is the Director of the CONNECT Centre and Principal Investigator. He is a Professor of Future Communication Networks in the School of Engineering at Trinity College Dublin.
Professor Kilper received his PhD in physics from the University of Michigan in 1996. From 2000 to 2013, he was a member of the technical staff at Bell Labs. He is a senior member of IEEE, a topical area editor for the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking (TGCN) and chairs the optics working group in the IEEE International Network Generations Roadmap. He was recognised as a 2019 NIST Communications Technology Lab Innovator, holds eleven issued patents, and authored six book chapters and more than one hundred sixty-seven peer-reviewed publications. His research aims to solve fundamental and real-world problems in communication networks to create a faster, more affordable, and energy-efficient Internet, addressing interdisciplinary challenges for smart cities, sustainability, and digital equity.
Prof. Saikat Guha
Saikat Guha is a Professor at the University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, starting July 2017. He is also the Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Quantum Networks (CQN). Saikat received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1998, and his S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004 and 2008, respectively. From 2008 to 2017, he worked for Raytheon BBN Technologies, wherein his most recent role as Lead Scientist, he led various sponsored projects funded by DARPA, ONR, NSF, DoE, and ARL, in topics surrounding quantum-enhanced photonic information processing. He was one of the founding members of the Quantum Information Processing group at BBN, formed in 2009.
Dr Tom O’Dea
Tom O’Dea is an artist, researcher and educator based in Dublin. His practice interrogates the political implications of different forms of knowledge and organisation in contemporary society. In particular, his work often engages with the cultures that produce technologies and are in turn produced by them. He is a lecturer in the Department of Sculpture and Expanded Practice in the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and a visiting researcher at CONNECT – SFI Centre for future networks and communications.
Fiona Marron is a visual artist based in Dublin, Ireland. Solo exhibitions and screenings include AEMI online (2020), “PROVING GROUND: The Age of Independence, The Internet and Ireland’ Artbox, Dublin (2016), ‘Pivot a closed path’ at Flat Time House, London, UK (2015), ‘Co-location’ at RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre (2013), ‘Last and First Men’ at The Joinery, Dublin (2011), ‘As Topic and Tool’ at The Joinery (2010) and ‘For Who Knows What’ at FOUR, Dublin (2009). Her work has been presented internationally at venues including CAPC Musée d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo of Torino, Italy and Sinopale: Third Sinop Biennial, Turkey. She has undertaken several residencies including the inaugural artist in residence programme at the Irish Architectural Archive (2019), ‘Welcome to the Neighbourhood’ Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Co.Limerick (2016), UCD ‘Art-in-Science’ (2015-16), Resort Residency, Fingal, Co.Dublin (2015) and Flat Time House, London, UK (2015). She presented on the subject of Irish Artists’ Moving Image & Documentary at Catalytic Intersections Symposium in Project Arts Centre, Dublin 2021. Reviews of her work have featured in several international art journals including Art Monthly, Paper Visual Art and MAP. She holds an MA in Visual Arts Practice from IADT Dun Laoghaire, Ireland (2013) and a BA in Fine Art from Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland (2009).
Diogo Pereira Henriques
Diogo Pereira Henriques is a fellow at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, Denmark. On the topic of art and quantum science collaborations, he will present a recent study at the international conference of the European Association for the Study of Science & Technology (EASST) 2022, in Madrid, Spain. Another recent study, in collaboration with Lisa SoYoung Park from City University of Hong Kong, titled “Envisioning a Future of Inclusion, Equality, and Diversity”, will be presented at the Symposium on Visions of the Future of Human-Machine Creative Symbiosis, organised by colleagues working at DeepMind, at the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) 2022 virtual conference, on the fields of Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society. Overall, he has international experience in various institutions for urban futures, digital arts and design, international networks, and human-computer interaction (Barcelona, Bristol, Eindhoven, Lisbon, Newcastle, Rome, Hong Kong, Macau). Since 2019, he is a member of the editorial board of the Nexus Network Journal, a peer-reviewed research resource for studies in architecture and mathematics, published by Birkhäuser and Springer.
Dr Rosemary Lee
Rosemary Lee is an artist and researcher whose work focuses on the cultural implications of technology. She completed her PhD at the IT-University of Copenhagen with a thesis entitled “Machine Learning and Notions of the Image”, situating artistic applications of machine learning in relation to the history of visual technologies. Lee holds an MA with Distinction from the European Graduate School and a BFA with Honours from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has presented her work internationally in exhibitions including Reprogramming Earth (NeMe), SCREENSHOTS: Desire and Automated Image (Galleri Image), machines will watch us die (The Holden Gallery), and A New We (Kunsthall Trondheim). Lee has been an artist in residence at the Austrian National Library, Ayatana, rural_scapes Laboratory in Residency, the Transmediale Vilém Flusser Archive Residency for Artistic Research, and the Burning Athens Residency for Art and Critical Theory.