Silo City/Rigidized Metals: the Design Studio and the Willow Trellis (630 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY 14203)


11:00 AM | Welcome and Opening Remarks | Design Studio

  • Christina Milletti, Interim Director, UB Humanities Institute

11:15 AM | Session 1 | Willow Trellis

Good Systems project: Human Values and AI

  • Samuel Baker, Associate Professor, UTexas at Austin and Co-Founder Good Systems Group
  • Sharon Strover, Professor, UTexas at Austin and Co-Director, Technology & Information Policy Institute
  • Moderated by Kenny Joseph, Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, UB

12:30 PM | Break

12:45 PM | Session 2

The Algorithmic Present-Future: Cautionary Tales | Willow Trellis

  • Bruce Pitman, Professor, Materials Design and Innovation, UB
  • Jasmina Tacheva, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University and PhD student, Comparative Literature, UB
  • Ewa Plonowska Ziarek, Julian Park Professor, Comparative Literature, UB
  • Moderated by David Castillo, Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures and Co-Director, UB Center for Information Integrity

life on mars | Design Studio

  • Evan Moritz, PhD student, Center for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, University of Toronto
  • Kevin Williams, Associate Professor, Earth Sciences and Director, Ferguson Planetarium, SUNY Buffalo State

2:00 PM | Break

2:15 PM | Session 3

No Facts, No People: Generative Adversarial Networks | Willow Trellis

  • Lindsay Brandon Hunter, Associate Professor, Theatre & Dance and Interim Executive Director, Humanities Institute, UB
  • Mark Shepard, Associate Professor, Architecture and Media Study, UB

SRS (silk road songbook) | Design Studio

  • Millie Chen, Professor, Art, UB
  • Arzu Ozkal, Associate Professor, School of Art & Design, San Diego State University [participating as an exhibiting artist, not present]

3:30pm | Day 1 Closing Performance | Willow Trellis

  • Evan Moritz, Center for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, University of Toronto performs his original piece, “Deep Time Network”