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2020-2021 Season.


Kirell BENZI

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September 2020

September 25th, 11:00 AM, Montreal GMT - 4, Zoom Webinar - Concordia University Faculty of Fine Arts.

Kirell Benzi Ph.D. in Data Science Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, France.

Data Science Scientist and Data Science Artist.

Kirell BENZI

When Data Science and Art Collide

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Dr Kirell Benzi is a data artist, TEDx speaker and data science researcher. His work shows in an unexpected way, how Big Data can be articulated visually and operate as a visual interpreter between complex phenomena and the human being. In this interactive presentation, where the audience votes to select the next piece, Kirell will elaborate the process and the scientific principles behind his work demonstrating how algorithms can be used to generate emotions and curiosity. He holds a Ph.D. in Data Science from EFPL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) and teaches data visualization at various universities.


The Convergence Sci-Art/Art-Sci Conferences is a series focussed on the crossover of disciplines with science, especially arts and communication. The talks cover subjects like the influence of media on modern science, the public perception of the scientific method, neuroscience popular misconceptions, neuroscience and technology in the medical practice, or science immersed artistic practice.

The Convergence Initiative is an independent nonprofit initiative developed in partnership with the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program of the RI-MUHC, Concordia Faculty of Fine Arts, and Visual Voice Gallery. It is supported by the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, The Integrated Program in Neuroscience of McGill University, and the Montreal General Hospital Foundation.

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