Vermont Creative AI: Symposium on Art + Artificial Intelligence, and more!

With Co-Organizer Chris Thompson and Burlington City Arts, I’m excited to share that registration opened this week for the Vermont Creative AI: Symposium on Artificial Intelligence + Art. Other upcoming programs include a AI Ethics panel.

Additionally, we’ve developed programming for young adults and families. Join Burlington City Arts and me for an Earth Day activity on Saturday, April 22. If you are a high school student or know of any, together with Lisa Dian of Girls Who Code, and the UVM Art + AI Research Group, we’ve created an art + AI workshop for the symposium on Saturday, April 15. 

(Above) Moving image created by Oliver Hamburger ’22, Lapo Frati the UVM Art + AI Research Group genetic algorithm, high school students will get to work with our genetic algorithm at a special workshop of the Vermont Creative AI Symposium.

Vermont Creative AI: Symposium on Artificial Intelligence + Art

Saturday, April 15, 2023
9am – 5pm
Hula Lakeside

Creative AI Vermont is a full-day symposium dedicated to examining how artists are engaging with the rapidly emerging field of creative and generative artificial intelligence (AI). Held in conjunction with our exhibition Co-Created: The Artist in the Age of Intelligent Machines and co-hosted by the University of Vermont, the inaugural Creative AI Vermont symposium presents local and international perspectives, Co-Created artists, and visiting AI thought-leaders while examining creative approaches to AI and artistic practice. The symposium features artist talks and technical workshops as well as a youth-focused, hands-on workshop for Vermont high school students.

Art AI Workshop for High School Students

Link to schedule and details

Symposium workshops will teach high school students how to use code to design patterns and introduce ways of automating colorful geometric compositions with machine learning. The workshops will provide instruction and time for students to work collaboratively and independently. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops. To register contact: Sarah Jayne Kennelly, BCA Public Programs Assistant at

Ethical Implications of AI 

Wed, March 29, 2023 6 – 7 pm

BCA Center, Lorraine B. Good Room & Virtual

As our society increasingly relies on artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, how can we understand and articulate the ethical implications of this rapidly developing field? Designed to connect more deeply with Co-Created: The Artist in the Age of Intelligent Machinesjoin us for a moderated discussion with a panel of speakers who will explore the moral and social complexities of AI.

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Family Art Day – Earth Day

Saturday, April 22, 11am-2pm 

Get creative and make art together at Family Art Saturday. Join us at the BCA Center for a make-and-take art activity that connects with our exhibit Co-Created: The Artist in the Age of Intelligent Machines. Inspired by Jenn Karson’s Damaged Leaf Dataset project that considers maple and oak leaves damaged by spongy moth outbreaks, the activity invites individuals and families to create mixed-media artworks that also explore AI solutions to Vermont’s climate-change crisis alongside the artist. Free and open to the public.