FabFaire, a mini maker's fair in the city
Lugano, Piazza Riforma
03.09.2019, 09:00 - 18:00
Lugano Living Lab, City of Lugano
Lugano, Piazza Riforma, 6900 Lugano
03.09.2019, 08:00 - 19.00
Permanent Interactive Installation by Alex Dorici and Luca Maria Gambardella.
Imagine for a moment, as you walk through the 100-metre-long pedestrian tunnel of Besso, that you can observe what is happening inside an artificial brain. “NeuralRope#1” reproduces in three dimen- sions a large neuronal network, where the LED screens represent neurons and where ropes that connect them evoke axons and synapses, which propagate the nerve impulses between one neuron and another.
The kinship between artistic work and scientific research offers the possibility of better understand- ing what artificial intelligence is: scientist Luca Maria Gambardella and visual artist Alex Dorici together have created “NeuralRope#1”, in a joint effort with Lugano Living Lab and to mark the thirtieth anniver- sary of the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (USI-SUPSI).
NeuralRope#1” is an interactive and permanent work. It is in continuous evolution: during the day it thinks and observes passers-by and at night it dreams and processes what it has seen, because “NeuralRope#1” learns from us to interpret autonomously the reality that surrounds it.
Pedestrian Tunnel Lugano-Besso