Live Ideas, New York Live Arts’ annual humanities festival of arts and ideas, will interrogate a future with AI, artificial intelligence, that promises to revolutionize human existence. AI: Are You Brave Enough for The Brave New World? unfolds across five days of discourse, performances, an exhibition, classes for adults and kids, and a HACK-ART-THON, bringing artificial intelligence to the general public from the perspective of its societal, cultural and artistic implications.
Headlining the mainstage of this year’s festival will be the New York City premiere of discrete figures, the collaboration between Japanese companies Rhizomatiks Research and ELEVENPLAY, and American media artist Kyle McDonald.
The 2019 Live Ideas Festival is generously supported by Google, with additional support from the Ace Hotel Humanities New York, Samuel M. Levy Family Foundation, and numerous departments at Carnegie Mellon University.
Special thanks to the Festival Advisors Shoham Arad, Brady Dehn, Daniel Dulitz, Kathryn Heidemann, Matt Kudish, Matthew Putman, Alanna Rutherford, Yana Buhrer Tavanier, Robyn Trani, and the Google Creative Lab team.
Live Ideas is an annual humanities festival of arts and ideas, exploring the ideas, controversies and thinking informing a different bodily-oriented theme each time out. Past festivals have included The Worlds of Oliver Sacks, James Baldwin, This Time!, SKY-Force and Wisdom in America Today, curated by Laurie Anderson, MENA/Future-Cultural Transformations in the Middle East North Africa Region, Mx’d Messages curated by Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, and RADICAL VISION co-curated with Brian Tate | The Tate Group and the Hannah Arendt Center.
View video of the past festivals on our youtube channel.