Gene Kogan is an artist and a programmer who is interested in generative systems, artificial intelligence, and software for creativity and self-expression. He is a collaborator within numerous open-source software projects, and leads workshops and demonstrations on topics at the intersection of code, art, and technology activism. Gene initiated and contributes to ml4a, a free book about machine learning for artists, activists, and citizen scientists. He regularly publishes video lectures, writings, and tutorials to facilitate a greater public understanding of the topic.
2017 Feb 27
Mobiskill, Paris, France
Hors serie : Machine Learning for Arts
2017 Feb 20
Digital Catapult Centre, London, England
Artists and Machine Learning (with Memo Akten)
2016 Dec 3
COEX, Seoul, South Korea
2016 Nov 28
Merz Akademie, Stuttgart, Germany
A tiny history of AI and knowledge asymmetry
2016 Nov 23
OpenDot Lab, Milan, Italy
A beautiful and interesting game
2016 Nov 7
Betahaus, Berlin, Germany
Talk at Berlin machine learning group
2016 Nov 4
Kikk Festival, Namur, Belgium
Adversarial Nets
2016 Oct 7
Retune Festival, Berlin, Germany
Machine learning for artists
2016 Sep 25
With the best online conference
AI With the best
2016 Aug 23
Lacuna Lab, Berlin, Germany
Interview with Kadenze
2016 Aug 1
c-Base, Berlin, Germany
Netzpolitischer Abend: Machine learning for activists
2016 Jul 15
Spiced Academy, Berlin, Germany
Spiced Tech Talks Open House
2016 Jul 12
IXDS, Berlin, Germany
Pre-work talks
2016 Jun 9
Eyeo Festival, Minneapolis, MN
The Neural Aesthetic
2016 May 21
2016 Apr 7
BabyCastles, New York, NY
2016 Mar 25
Maching learning for artists
2016 Feb 13
DataKind, Bangalore, India
Creative hacks of machine learning
2016 Jan 22
A.I. Hype Cycles and Artistic Subversions
2016 Jan 14
Kitchen Table Coders, New York, NY
Subversive machines
2015 Dec 5
Pioneer Works, New York, NY
Software for Artists Day
2015 Oct 18
Workshop in the Woods, Dartmouth College, NH
New Approaches to Audiovisual Synthesis using Deep Learning
2015 Mar 30
NYU-Poly MAGNET, Brooklyn, NY
Code as expression, communication, and collaboration
2015 Feb 2
Code As Communication
2013 Dec 13
Le Thanh Theatre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Open Stage talk
2013 Aug 13
KL10TCH, St. Petersburg, Russia
Проекции в искусстве [in Russian]
2013 Jun 23
Terminal Garden, Manila, Philippines
Bedroom Lab talk (with Debbie Ding)
2013 Feb 24
Carnival of E-Creativity, Bhimtal, India
Artist talk at CEC-13
2013 Jan 24
2012 Nov 30
Art in the open source age
2012 Nov 29
FOSS.IN conference, Bangalore, India
How open source software has upended art
2012 Oct 20
Microsoft Research Center, Bangalore, India
Generative systems for design
2011 Dec 7
Location One, New York, NY
2010 Nov 10
SIAM, Columbia University, New York, NY
Sourcetone: Learning the Mood of Music
2009 Nov 16
SIAM, Columbia University, New York, NY
Seminar Talk (with Gold Truong)
2017 Mar 7
Spektrum, Berlin, Germany
Real-time applications of machine learning
2017 Feb 28
Parsons MFA-DT, Paris, France
D+TM #49: Intro to Machine Learning
2017 Feb 18-19
Machines Room, London, England
Machine learning for artists
2016 Dec 16
Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Generative composition (with Marcel Schwittlick & Lifepatch)
2016 Dec 6
Art Center Nabi, Seoul, South Korea
Machine learning for artists
2016 Nov 21-25
OpenDot Lab, Milan, Italy
Machine learning for artists
2016 Nov 5
Kikk Festival, Namur, Belgium
Machine learning for artists
2016 Oct 19-20
The Influencers, Barcelona, Spain
Machine learning for activists
2016 Oct 6
Retune Festival, Berlin, Germany
Machine learning for artists
2016 Oct 1
Spektrum, Berlin, Germany
Machine learning for artists
2016 Jul 4-29
School of Machines, Berlin, Germany
The Neural Aesthetic (with Rebecca Fiebrink)
2016 Jun 4
ITP, New York University, New York, NY
The Neural Aesthetic @ ITP-Camp
2016 May 22
Visualizing high-dimensional data, alt-AI
2016 Mar-May
ITP, New York University, New York, NY
Machine learning for artists
2016 Mar 5-6
OF Course, Shanghai, China
Machine learning & data visualization with t-SNE
2016 Feb 17-19
Guindy College, Chennai, India
Creative coding at Kurukshetra festival
2015 Nov 23-24
Eyebeam, New York, NY
Opera Toolit improvisation (w/ Lisa Kori & Sarah McSherry)
2015 Sep-Dec
Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Generative Art with p5.js (DA2108)
2015 Aug 20
Otion Front, New York, NY
Opera Toolkit (w/ Lisa Kori & Colin Self)
2015 Aug 16
117 Beeckman St, New York, NY
OpenFit Lab: Generative Patternmaking (w/ Lisa Kori)
2015 Apr 11-12
Parsons MFA-DT, New School, New York, NY
Quad-C lectures on computer vision & KinectProjectorToolkit
2015 Feb 1
Jaaga, Bangalore, India
Interactive environments (with Alec Schachner)
2014 Sep
Metropolitan Exchange, New York, NY
Generative Arts workshop at OF Course
2014 Jan 24
Zero Station, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2013 Nov 2-3
Lispher Inn, Davao, Philippines
UnifiedField workshop on free software & art
2013 Oct 26
Grey Projects, Singapore
New media & projection mapping (with Tengal Drilon & Joee Mejias)
2013 Aug 7-9
Neuron Hackspace, Moscow, Russia
Processing workshop & generative art
2013 July 13
1335 Mabini, Manila, Philippines
Projection mapping on moving bodies
2013 Jul 5-12
Terminal Garden, Manila, Philippines
Generative art with Processing, Fete Dela WSK
2012 Nov 14
Jaaga, Bangalore, India
Kinect workshop
2012 Sep 22
Jaaga, Bangalore, India
Art + Technology workshop
2012 Jun-Jul
Harvestworks, New York, NY
Generative art summer course
2010 Oct 28
Harvestworks, New York, NY
Field recording workshop (with Filipe Chagas)
2017 Jan
Recurse Center, New York, NY
2016 Mar
DBRS Innovation Labs, New York, NY
2015 Sep-Oct
2015 Mar-Aug
Eyebeam, New York, NY
Opera Toolkit (with Lisa Kori & Colin Self)
2015 Mar
White Building, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Sa Sa Art Projects artist-in-residency
2013 Nov
Davao City, Philippines
Unifiedfield artist-in-residency
2012 Sep-Dec
Jaaga, Bangalore, India
Artist-in-resident at Jaaga
Jeff Snyder, Eugene Kogan, Ryan Johns, Charlie Avis, Axel Kilian
"An Industrial Robotic Arm as an Instrument: Details of an Experimental Performance" @ New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME)
Cynthia Rudin, Benjamin Letham, Ansaf Salleb-Aouissi, Eugene Kogan and David Madigan
"Sequential Event Prediction with Association Rules" @ Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference on Learning Theory (COLT)
Education, grants/awards
Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore, India
Fulbright Scholarship
Columbia University, New York, NY
B.S. Applied mathematics