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How to stay a human when you dance with a machine

Date & time
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Tim Murray-Browne


This event is free

Wheel chair accessible


A backlit dancer in a side bend in front of a pink and purple digital projection. Tim Murray-Browne

When we use a computer, do we have to think in the language of the computer?

Tim Murray-Browne will talk about his artistic practice of building embodied interactive systems. Particularly with dancers, he has found code introduces abstractions of the body, which can be more limiting than enabling. Recently, he has been using unsupervised AI to devise rather than design interaction between human and system. He has found the results refreshing and captivating, but it requires a rethink of how we relate to machines: a shift away from the instrumental back towards that of belonging.

About Tim Murray-Browne

I am a digital interactive artist. My work explores the parts of being human that gets left behind when we interact with technology. I create interactive installations and performances that connect the moving body, image, sound and light but my primary medium is the interaction itself.

My work aims to tap into the non-intellectual, yet intelligent, embodied mind.

I graduated with a first in Maths and Computer Science from Oxford University and completed a PhD on interactive art and music at Queen Mary University of London. I code bespoke software for much of my work.

Tim is currently artist-in-residence at the Performing Arts Research Custer and Speculative Life.

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