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Thinking Through Drawing 2011

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2011 Exhibition

Hoverer by Tara Geer

Opening Reception & Private View

October 28th 5-7pm, 2011

Macy Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia

The ‘Thinking Through Drawing’ exhibition showed a selection of work by artists participating in the symposium, plus several other chosen artists. It was launched by Paul the robot, who sketched portraits of guests. As well as watching the robot draw from life people had the chance to meet the creators, who were present to discuss their work.

Patrick Tresset and Professor Frederic Fol Leymarie are co-investigators and creators of the AIkon Project, an investigation into sketching, perception, computing and robotics, hosted at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Fol Leymarie is a computer scientist who studied at University of Montreal, McGill and Brown. Tresset studied computer sciences twenty years ago in France and then came to London to become a painter. They joined forces in 2005, to develop the AIkon project (

Both investigators were in New York to attend the drawing and cognition symposium to further discuss their research and insights gained from the development of sketching robots.