Tod Machover speaking in Chicago this week

The Chicago Opera Theater, which is presenting performances of Death and the Powers in April at Chicago’s Harris Theater, has organized two panel discussions this week in Chicago with the opera’s composer Tod Machover. Here’s the scoop:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011  4:00 p.m.
ITW Classroom, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center
2133 Sheridan Road, Evanston IL

Robots and Opera explores questions raised by the opera about the intersection of art, science, and technology.  Tod Machover, professor of music and media at the MIT Media Lab and composer of Death and the Powers, will be joined by Malcolm MacIver, associate professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering, and moderator Julio M. Ottino, dean of the McCormick School of Engineering. Reservations are not needed, but come early to secure a seat.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 6:00 pm
Gleacher Center

450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, IL

Death and the Powers: An Innovation in Music and Computation Join Tod Machover, composer of the opera’s genre-bending music, Ian Foster, Director of the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab, and Chicago Opera Theater General Director Brian Dickie as they discuss the interplay of technology and humanity in Death and the Powers, The Robots’ Opera. Tickets: $10/$5 (students-ID REQUIRED).

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