Colloquy Cycle on Friday, April 7, 2017 - 10:30

Date: 
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 10:30
Location: 
Seminar room E186 (Favoritenstraße 9, Stiege 1, 5th floor)

Information Theory and Aesthetics. Application to the Evolution of Van Gogh’s Artwork

Speaker: 
Prof. Mateu Sbert, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China (Guest talk)
Duration: 
45+15
Responsible: 
Ivan Viola

I will review in this talk the application of information theory to aesthetics. Information theory, developed by Claude Shannon, provides powerful tools to study the information content of any kind of data. We will use these tools to study the low level information content of Van Gogh paintings, and show that our results match well with the analysis by art critics.

Building a Virtual Reality Fire Training with Unity and HTC Vive (BA thesis talk)

Speaker: 
Bettina Schlager (VRVis)
Duration: 
10 + 10