Human Entities 2019: Kenric McDowell

  • Location:
    Venue: Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Campo Santa Clara 142-145, 1100-474 Lisbon, Portugal

Human Entities 2019: culture in the age of artificial intelligence
Third edition
Wed 20 March 2019, 18.30 – 20.30
All welcome, admission is free but registration is required

California Capture: How the West Coast turns Mystery into Infrastructure
Kenric McDowell
Lead at Artists + Machine Intelligence at Google Arts and Culture

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are entering our everyday lives. Simultaneously, the technocratic embrace of ethnobotany and psychopharmacology is poised to change our collective perception of reality. Is this a coincidence? Kenric McDowell presents Silicon Valley’s history of countercultural engagement with the unknown to explore the implications of such encounters for identity, architecture, and global technological development.

Kenric McDowell
Born in Napa, California and based in Topanga, California, Kenric McDowell has worked at the intersection of culture and technology for over twenty years. Kenric leads the Artist + Machine Intelligence program at Google Arts & Culture, where he facilitates collaboration between artificial intelligence researchers, artists, and cultural institutions. Kenric is a regular conference speaker and consultant to think tanks and arts organizations, helping groups connect artistic practice and technology production with larger traditions of human understanding.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.


This event is part of
Human Entities 2019: culture in the age of artificial intelligence
3rd edition
Public talks, March – May 2019
Read more about the programme here:

Organised by CADA in partnership with the Lisbon Architecture Triennale