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Provocation Ideas Festival Ignites Stratford with Art and Innovation

The Provocation Ideas Festival (PIF) is set to captivate Stratford this November, offering a unique blend of art, technology, and inspiring dialogue. “This festival embodies innovation and community collaboration, challenging conventions to inspire fresh perspectives.”

Creative Explorations with Software Artist Ryan Kelln Explore the realm of generative AI software in a hands-on workshop guided by software artist Ryan Kelln. Uncover artistic potential while delving into ethical considerations and the profound influence of these tools on the arts community. Presented in partnership with the Stratford Public Library. Saturday, November 4 2-3:30pm
Stratford Public Library, 19 St Andrew St, Stratford, ON

AI Artistry on Display Experience AI-generated art in a mesmerizing exhibit by global AI artists at Ballinran Entertainment’s front window. This partnership with Ballinran showcases the fusion of technology and creativity. Monday, November 13 – Saturday, November 18 Continual showing during the day & night.
University of Waterloo Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business (Atrium), 125 St Patrick St, Stratford, ON.

CBC IDEAS: Visionaries in Conversation Participate in an insightful discussion with host Nahlah Ayed, acclaimed science fiction writer and tech commentator Cory Doctorow, and tech policy expert Vass Bednar from McMaster University. Presented with the University of Waterloo Stratford School, gain valuable insights into future technology.
Thursday, November 16 7-8:30pm
University of Waterloo Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business,
125 St Patrick St, Stratford, ON.

Neural Ballet Experience a pioneering synthesis of art and technology, melding the dance genius of award-winning dancer and masterful choreographer, Irina Lerman, with the imaginative software creations of artist Ryan Kelln. This unique performance crafts a mesmerizing tapestry, weaving Lerman’s timeless and contemporary movements with Kelln’s AI-generated visuals. Co-presented by SpringWorks Stratford and generously supported by a Destination Development Fund grant, it’s an artistic journey like few others.
Friday, November 10 7-9pm
Factory 163, 163 King St, Stratford, ON

Transmigrations Music and AI Fusion: Immerse yourself in the harmonious fusion of original music and emotive AI-generated images at our concert titled “Transmigrations.” Co-produced by Spring Works Stratford, this unique event promises an unforgettable audiovisual and musical experience.
Friday, November 17 7-9pm
Factory 163, 163 King St, Stratford, ON

AI’s impact on Stratford Our panel discussion brings together leaders and participants from the community to explore the impact of artificial intelligence on Stratford’s arts and culture, healthcare and manufacturing/agriculture sectors. Discover how these advancements are shaping our city’s future in this collaborative endeavor with Invest Stratford.
Saturday, November 18 2-3:30pm.
Stratford Public Library, 19 St Andrew St, Stratford, ON

Check out all PIF Events in Stratford this November here!

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