Gene Kogan is an artist and a programmer who is interested in generative systems, computer science, and software for creativity and self-expression. He is a collaborator within numerous open-source software projects, and gives workshops and lectures on topics at the intersection of code and art. Gene initiated ml4a, a free book about machine learning for artists, activists, and citizen scientists, and regularly publishes video lectures, writings, and tutorials to facilitate a greater public understanding of the subject.
2018 Sep 10-Dec 15
residency
ITP, New York University, New York, NY
Something-in-residence
2018 Sep 10-Dec 15
class
ITP, New York University, New York, NY
The Neural Aesthetic
2018 Aug 11-31
workshop
School of Machines, Berlin, Germany
Autonomous Generative Spirit (with Andreas Refsgaard)
2018 Aug 6-10
workshop
Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO
Machine learning for new media art
2018 Jul 9-13
workshop
CIID, Copenhagen, Denmark
Machine learning for interaction design (with Andreas Refsgaard)
2018 Jun 14
workshop
Sónar+D, Barcelona, Spain
Machine learning for artists
2018 Jun 13
talk
Sónar+D, Barcelona, Spain
The Neural Aesthetic
2018 Jun 11-12
workshop
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Generative models and machine learning for art
2018 May 28-Jun 1
workshop
Machine learning for artists
2018 May 24
exhibition
Forte Four Seasons Plaza, Shanghai, China
Group Exhibition: Postcards from the Future (organized by ofcourse.io)
2018 May 23
talk
Shanghai Tech University, Shanghai, China
Interactive machine learning
2018 May 15
talk
CIID, Copenhagen, Denmark
CIID Open Lecture (with Andreas Refsgaard)
2018 May 14-18
workshop
CIID, Copenhagen, Denmark
Machine learning for interaction design (with Andreas Refsgaard)
2018 May 11-12
workshop
Creative Coding Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Machine learning for interaction design (with Andreas Refsgaard)
2018 May 10
workshop
Mapping Festival, Geneva, Switzerland
Machine learning for artists
2018 May 3
talk
Flow (online)
AMA with Gene Kogan
2018 May 2
talk
re:publica, Berlin, Germany
Machine listening: Applications of AI to Music (with Andrea Goetzke)
2018 Apr 23-27
workshop
CIID, San José, Costa Rica
Machine learning for interaction design (with Andreas Refsgaard)
2018 Apr 9-11
workshop
Strelka Institue, Moscow, Russia
Workshop at The New Normal
2018 Apr 7
workshop
Spektrum, Berlin, Germany
Autonomous Art Systems
2018 Mar 16
talk
2018 Mar 9-18
installation
Style Transfer Mirrors @ TIFF kids
2018 Mar 3
talk
Riga Congress Centre, Riga, Latvia
(via Skype) Talk at DATTACK Workshop at Staro Riga
2018 Feb 15-16
workshop
Machine learning literacy
2018 Feb 15
talk
Computer Music Center, Columbia University, New York, NY
Machine Learning In the Composer's Future Toolkit
2018 Feb 14
workshop
ITP, New York University, New York, NY
Machine learning for artists
2018 Feb 12
talk
ITP, New York University, New York, NY
Artist talk at ITP
2018 Feb 6-8
workshop
Frank-Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Machine learning for artists
2018 Feb 5
talk
Frank-Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Steiner Lecture in Creative Inquiry
2018 Feb 2
workshop
Microsoft Garage, Vancouver, BC
TBD
2018 Jan 31
podcast
Data Stories 114 (w/ Moritz Stefaner & Enrico Bertini)
2018 Jan 30
talk
CTM Festival, Berlin, Germany
Musicmaker's dystopia; the automation of songwriting, production, and curation
2018 Jan 25
talk
DAM Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Postdigitale Kunstpraktiken in der Kulturellen Bildung
2018 Jan 24
talk
(via Skype) presentation and Q&A at Pattern Recognition course
2017 Dec 17
workshop
Hasgeek, Bangalore, India
Decentralized AI
2017 Dec 15-17
exhibition
Bengaluru Fantastic, Bangalore, India
Cubist Mirror, Meat Puppet, Neural Synth
2017 Dec 15
talk
Bengaluru Fantastic, Bangalore, India
Talk at Bengaluru Fantastic
2017 Dec 12
workshop
Hasgeek, Bangalore, India
Decentralized AI
2017 Dec 11
talk
Elements of a decentralized web
2017 Dec 8
talk
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Symposium on machine learning for creative practice
2017 Dec 7-8
workshop
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Machine learning for architecture and design
2017 Dec 4-9
exhibition
NIPS conference, Long Beach, CA
NIPS Workshop on ML for Creativity & Design
2017 Nov 29
installation
hub.berlin, Berlin, Germany
Cubist Mirror & Meat Puppet
2017 Nov 28
talk
hub.berlin, Berlin, Germany
Machine learning for artists
2017 Nov 25
workshop
Spektrum, Berlin, Germany
Neural synthesis
2017 Nov 25
exhibition
Spektrum, Berlin, Germany
Group Exhibition: Neural synthesis (at Cybernetic Choreographies exhibition)
2017 Nov 22, 28-29
workshop
BCGDV, Berlin, Germany
Decentralized AI
2017 Nov 16
talk
PPL meetup, London, UK
Machine learning for musicians (online)
2017 Nov 12
workshop
Loop, Berlin, Germany
Machine learning for artists
2017 Nov 12
talk
Loop, Berlin, Germany
Deep Listener: Machine learning in the composer's future toolkit
2017 Nov 4
workshop
Kikk Festival, Namur, Belgium
Interactive machine learning (with Støj)
2017 Oct 31
workshop
MIT, Cambridge, MA
ML for design and the built environment (Acadia 2017)
2017 Oct 29
workshop
School of Machines, Berlin, Germany
Decentralized AI
2017 Oct 21
workshop
Lunchmeat Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
Machine learning for artists
2017 Oct 20
talk
Lunchmeat Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
Machine learning for artists
2017 Oct 19-21
exhibition
Holešovická Šachta, Prague, Czech Republic
Neural synthesis (at Lunchmeat Festival)
2017 Oct 14
workshop
School of Machines, Berlin, Germany
Decentralized AI
2017 Sep 12
talk
Arts+Tech Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Talk at Arts+Tech Vienna
2017 Sep 10
talk
Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
Tutorial on machine learning for artists
2017 Sep 9
talk
Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
Experts Tour: The Neural Aesthetic
2017 Sep 7-11
installation
Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
Installation: Selection of real-time neural-image transformations
2017 Sep 6
workshop
The Conference, Malmö, Sweden
Machine learning for creatives masterclass
2017 Sep 5
talk
The Conference, Malmö, Sweden
Machine learning for creativity
2017 Aug 31
talk
Google, San Francisco, CA
ml4a talk
2017 Aug 29
talk
UX Week, San Francisco, CA
Learned Interfaces
2017 Aug 25
talk
The Shed, New York, NY
ml4a talk
2017 Aug 20-Oct 29
installation
QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia
Exhibition: Why the Future Still Needs Us
2017 Aug 2-4
workshop
School of Machines, Berlin, Germany
Prototyping designs with computer vision
2017 Jul 24-28
workshop
CIID, Copenhagen, Denmark
Machine learning for interaction design (with Andreas Refsgaard)
2017 Jun 28
talk
Eyeo Festival, Minneapolis, MN
Starving computer scientist
2017 Jun 26
workshop
Eyeo Festival, Minneapolis, MN
Machine learning for artists (with Francis Tseng)
2017 Jun 24
workshop
ITP-Camp, New York University, New York, NY
Practical resources for machine learning for artists
2017 Jun 22
talk
Art and deep learning
2017 Jun 21
workshop
ITP-Camp, New York University, New York, NY
From principal components to puppyslugs: the mathematics of deep learning for art
2017 Jun 13
talk
CIID, Copenhagen, Denmark
Open lecture: Learning interaction
2017 Jun 12-16
workshop
CIID, Copenhagen, Denmark
Machine learning for designers (with Andreas Refsgaard)
2017 Jun 4
workshop
Lacuna Lab, Berlin, Germany
Gestural Instruments
2017 May 30
talk
DAHO.AM, Munich, Germany
Picasso's terminal; machine learning for art and creativity
2017 May 22
talk
Haute école d'art et de design, Geneva, Switzerland
Machine learning for artists and designers
2017 May 22
workshop
Haute école d'art et de design, Geneva, Switzerland
Machine learning for artists and designers (p2)
2017 May 19
workshop
SoundCloud, Berlin, Germany
Machine learning for artists and designers
2017 May 16
workshop
Spektrum, Berlin, Germany
pix2pix and deep generative models
2017 May 11
talk
Stockholm.ai, Stockholm, Sweden
Machine learning in real-time
2017 May 6
talk
PyData, London, England
Picasso's terminal; data science and AI in the visual arts
2017 May 5
workshop
Photographers Gallery, London, England
Machine's eye view
2017 May 2
workshop
Haute école d'art et de design, Geneva, Switzerland
Machine learning for artists and designers (p1)
2017 May 4
talk
Bell Labs, Cambridge, England
Shannon Luminary Lecture
2017 May 3
talk
The Neural Aesthetic
2017 Apr 30
workshop
Sensorium, Bratislava, Slovakia
Machine learning for artists and designers
2017 Apr 29
talk
Sensorium, Bratislava, Slovakia
Machine learning for artists
2017 Apr 24-28
workshop
Ecole cantonale d'art, Lausanne, Switzerland
Machine learning for artists
2017 Apr 20
talk
Resonate Festival, Belgrade, Serbia
Talk at Resonate Festival
2017 Apr 17-19
workshop
Resonate Festival, Belgrade, Serbia
Machine learning for artists (with Andreas Refsgaard)
2017 Apr 3-16
workshop
School of Machines, Belgrade, Serbia
Thinking and Feeling (with Hannah Davis)
2017 Mar 31
talk
Fiber, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2017 Mar 30-31
workshop
Media Monks, Hilversum, Netherlands
Machine learning for artists
2017 Mar 14-15
workshop
Strelka Institue, Moscow, Russia
Imaginary blueprints (with Sougwen Chung)
2017 Mar 9
talk
Panke, Berlin, Germany
2017 Mar 7
workshop
Spektrum, Berlin, Germany
Real-time applications of machine learning
2017 Mar 3
talk
Computer vision and deep learning (with Matt Kraushar)
2017 Feb 28
workshop
Parsons MFA-DT, Paris, France
D+TM #49: Intro to Machine Learning
2017 Feb 27
talk
Mobiskill, Paris, France
Hors serie : Machine Learning for Arts
2017 Feb 20
talk
Digital Catapult Centre, London, England
Artists and Machine Learning (with Memo Akten)
2017 Feb 18-19
talk
Machines Room, London, England
Machine learning for artists
2017 Feb 1
interview
Interview for Neural Magazine
2017 Jan 27
talk
ITP, New York University, New York, NY
xStory: Gene Kogan, machine relearning
2017 Jan 3
talk
Recurse Center, New York, NY
Researcher-in-residence talk
2017 Jan 2-13
residency
Recurse Center, New York, NY
Researcher-in-residence
2016 Dec 16
workshop
Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Generative composition (with Marcel Schwittlick & Lifepatch)
2016 Dec 6
workshop
Art Center Nabi, Seoul, South Korea
Machine learning for artists
2016 Dec 3
talk
COEX, Seoul, South Korea
2016 Nov 28
talk
Merz Akademie, Stuttgart, Germany
A tiny history of AI and knowledge asymmetry
2016 Nov 23
talk
OpenDot Lab, Milan, Italy
A beautiful and interesting game
2016 Nov 21-25
workshop
OpenDot Lab, Milan, Italy
Machine learning for artists
2016 Nov 15-Jan 20
installation
Art Center Nabi, Seoul, South Korea
Why the Future Still Needs Us
2016 Nov 7
talk
Betahaus, Berlin, Germany
Talk at Berlin machine learning group
2016 Nov 5
workshop
Kikk Festival, Namur, Belgium
Machine learning for artists
2016 Nov 4
talk
Kikk Festival, Namur, Belgium
Adversarial Nets
2016 Oct 19-20
workshop
The Influencers, Barcelona, Spain
Machine learning for activists
2016 Oct 19
talk
The Influencers, Barcelona, Spain
2016 Oct 7
talk
Retune Festival, Berlin, Germany
Machine learning for artists
2016 Oct 6
workshop
Retune Festival, Berlin, Germany
Machine learning for artists
2016 Oct 1
workshop
Spektrum, Berlin, Germany
Machine learning for artists
2016 Sep 30
workshop
IXDS, Berlin, Germany
Machine learning for artists
2016 Sep 25
talk
With the best online conference
AI With the best
2016 Aug 23
interview
Lacuna Lab, Berlin, Germany
Interview with Kadenze
2016 Aug 1
talk
c-Base, Berlin, Germany
Netzpolitischer Abend: Machine learning for activists
2016 Jul 15
talk
Spiced Academy, Berlin, Germany
Spiced Tech Talks Open House
2016 Jul 12
talk
IXDS, Berlin, Germany
Pre-work talks (with Patrycja Slawuta)
2016 Jul 4-29
workshop
School of Machines, Berlin, Germany
The Neural Aesthetic (with Rebecca Fiebrink)
2016 Jun 16
talk
Recurse Center, New York, NY
ml4a talk at Recurse Center
2016 Jun 9
talk
Eyeo Festival, Minneapolis, MN
The Neural Aesthetic
2016 Jun 4
workshop
ITP, New York University, New York, NY
The Neural Aesthetic @ ITP-Camp
2016 May 22
workshop
Visualizing high-dimensional data, alt-AI
2016 May 21
talk
2016 May 20-22
installation
Cubist Mirror at alt-AI
2016 Apr 7
talk
BabyCastles, New York, NY
MVR 3
2016 Apr 4-29
residency
DBRS Innovation Labs, New York, NY
Researcher-in-residence
2016 Mar 25
talk
Machine learning for artists
2016 Mar 24
talk
Clarifai, New York, NY
Machine learning for artists
2016 Mar 21
talk
NYU LaGuardia Co-op, New York, NY
Machine learning for artists
2016 Mar 24-May 4
class
ITP, New York University, New York, NY
Machine learning for artists
2016 Mar 5-6
workshop
OF Course, Shanghai, China
Machine learning & data visualization with t-SNE
2016 Feb 17-19
workshop
Guindy College, Chennai, India
Creative coding at Kurukshetra festival
2016 Feb 13
talk
DataKind, Bangalore, India
Creative hacks of machine learning
2016 Jan 22
talk
A.I. Hype Cycles and Artistic Subversions
2016 Jan 14
talk
Kitchen Table Coders, New York, NY
Subversive machines
2015 Dec 5
talk
Pioneer Works, New York, NY
Software for Artists Day
2015 Nov 23-24
workshop
Eyebeam, New York, NY
Opera Toolit improvisation (with Lisa Kori & Sarah McSherry)
2015 Nov 19-Dec 20
exhibition
Eyebeam, New York, NY
Inside/Out (with Lisa Kori & Colin Self)
2015 Nov 3
talk
Spektrum, Berlin, Germany
Sonic Code Sessions: Deep audio, video, and text
2015 Oct 18
talk
Workshop in the Woods, Dartmouth College, NH
New Approaches to Audiovisual Synthesis using Deep Learning
2015 Sep 24
talk
Ethical Machines episode 3: Alex J. Champandard and Gene Kogan
2015 Sep 2-Dec 16
class
Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Generative Art with p5.js (DA2108)
2015 Sep-Oct
residency
Artist-in-residence
2015 Aug 20
workshop
Otion Front, New York, NY
Opera Toolkit (with Lisa Kori & Colin Self)
2015 Aug 16
workshop
117 Beeckman St, New York, NY
OpenFit Lab: Generative Patternmaking (with Lisa Kori)
2015 May 31
paper
New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME)
An Industrial Robotic Arm as an Instrument: Details of an Experimental Performance (Jeff Snyder, Eugene Kogan, Ryan Johns, Charlie Avis, Axel Kilian)
2015 Apr 11-12
workshop
Parsons MFA-DT, New School, New York, NY
Quad-C lectures on computer vision & KinectProjectorToolkit
2015 Mar 30
talk
NYU-Poly MAGNET, Brooklyn, NY
Code as expression, communication, and collaboration
2015 Mar 29-Aug 21
residency
Eyebeam, New York, NY
Opera Toolkit (with Lisa Kori & Colin Self)
2015 Mar 1-26
residency
White Building, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Sa Sa Art Projects artist-in-residency
2015 Feb 2
talk
Code As Communication
2015 Feb 1
workshop
Jaaga, Bangalore, India
Interactive environments (with Alec Schachner)
2015 Jan 14-18
installation
Story of Light Festival, Panjim, Goa, India
Contact (with Alec Schachner)
2014 Nov 15
installation
Cargo, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Silhouettes in Saigon
2014 Sep
workshop
Metropolitan Exchange, New York, NY
Generative Arts workshop at OF Course
2014 Jul 18-30
exhibition
EcoHacker-Build, Delancey, NY
2014 Apr 23
performance
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Machine Yearning (with Axel Kilian, Ryan Johns, Charlie Avis, Jeff Snyder, and Princeton Laptop Orchestra)
2014 Jan 24
workshop
Zero Station, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2013 Dec 13
talk
Le Thanh Theatre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Open Stage talk
2013 Sep 1
performance
Erarta Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
СУПЕРПОЗИЦИЯ (Superposition) (with Maria Seledets)
2013 Nov 2-3
workshop
Lispher Inn, Davao, Philippines
UnifiedField workshop on free software & art
2013 Nov
residency
Davao City, Philippines
Unifiedfield artist-in-residency
2013 Oct 26
workshop
Grey Projects, Singapore
New media & projection mapping (with Tengal Drilon & Joee Mejias)
2013 Oct 22
talk
Objectifs, Singapore
Artist Talk (with Tengal Drilon & Joee Mejias)
2013 Oct-2014 Feb
workshop
Visual instruments, computer vision, generative art (online courses)
2013 Aug 13
talk
KL10TCH, St. Petersburg, Russia
Проекции в искусстве [in Russian]
2013 Aug 7-9
workshop
Neuron Hackspace, Moscow, Russia
Processing workshop & generative art
2013 July 13
workshop
1335 Mabini, Manila, Philippines
Projection mapping on moving bodies
2013 Jul 5-12
workshop
Terminal Garden, Manila, Philippines
Generative art with Processing, Fete Dela WSK
2013 Jun 23
talk
Terminal Garden, Manila, Philippines
Bedroom Lab talk (with Debbie Ding)
2013 Feb 24
talk
Carnival of E-Creativity, Bhimtal, India
Artist talk at CEC-13
2013 Jan 24
talk
2012 Nov 30
talk
Art in the open source age
2012 Nov 29
talk
FOSS.IN conference, Bangalore, India
How open source software has upended art
2012 Nov 14
workshop
Jaaga, Bangalore, India
Kinect workshop
2012 Nov 5-26
workshop
Introduction to computer vision (online course)
2012 Oct 20
talk
Microsoft Research Center, Bangalore, India
Generative systems for design
2012 Sep 22
workshop
Jaaga, Bangalore, India
Art + Technology workshop
2012 Sep 1
exhibition
Soundwalk, Los Angeles, CA
Listening to the Ocean (with Phillip Stearns and Dan Tesene)
2012 Aug 30-Dec 10
residency
Jaaga, Bangalore, India
Artist-in-resident at Jaaga
2012 Jun-Jul
workshop
Harvestworks, New York, NY
Generative art summer course
2012 April 26-27
performance
STREB Extreme Action, Brooklyn, NY
Tip of the Tongue (with Courtney Giannone)
2012 Feb 16-18
performance
Magic FutureBox, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Dec 7
talk
Location One, New York, NY
2011 Jun 10
paper
Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference on Learning Theory (COLT)
Sequential Event Prediction with Association Rules (Cynthia Rudin, Benjamin Letham, Ansaf Salleb-Aouissi, Eugene Kogan and David Madigan)
2011 Feb 17
talk
Music Hack Day, New York, NY
Application: Beat Parade (with John Gallagher)
2010 Nov 10
talk
SIAM, Columbia University, New York, NY
Sourcetone: Learning the Mood of Music
2010 Oct 28
workshop
Harvestworks, New York, NY
Field recording workshop (with Filipe Chagas)
2010 Aug 28
exhibiion
Harvestworks, New York, NY
Group exhibition: Symbiosis: Between Technology, Humans, and Art
2009 Nov 16
talk
SIAM, Columbia University, New York, NY
Seminar Talk (with Gold Truong)
2008 May
talk
Columbia University, New York, NY
Thesis presentation: Using Association Rules to Make Recommendations
2007 Dec
talk
Columbia University, New York, NY
APAM faculty presentation: Collaborative Filtering & Recommender Systems