Complete information at imaginesciencefilms.org/ny12/emergent Even as we make rapid strides in machine learning and artificial intelligence, even as long-held hopes of robots joining us at work and at home come closer to reality every year, still the human brain we dream of emulating remains elusive. The mind may be the ultimate emergent effect -- so far a mechanical understanding of the brain can only shed so much light on what we experience as thought and self-reflection. But not only higher order mysteries like consciousness and identity retain may secrets, but even the seemingly simpler workings of perception and memory. We have learned much, but much remains unknown and these mysteries only deepen as we continue our attempts to reconstruct the mind in circuitry. These films move between brain and program, neuroscience and computer science, neurons and circuitry, and the complex and fruitful spaces that may lie between.
Venue: The New School - Kellen Auditorium
Date And Time Sun, October 20, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT Location The New School - Kellen Auditorium 72 5th Ave Rm 500 Wollman Hall Map
Works in Progress at Dixon Place
Thu | 7:30 pm
At the Movies: ATTLA at National Museum of the American Indian
This film tells the story of George Attla, an Alaska Native dogsled racer who, with one good leg and fierce determination, rose to international fame and became a sports hero. A discussion follows wit...
Sound to Image: The Passion of Joan of Arc at The Greene Space
Fri | 7PM - 8:45 pm
Composer David Cieri is best known for his work scoring the films of Ken Burns, starting with The National Parks and running through The Vietnam War; Burns has called Cieri "a master composer … sensit...