Nokia Bell Labs is an industrial research and scientific development company owned by Finnish company Nokia and a global collective of the world’s brightest minds, working to create the network of the future. Nokia Bell Labs Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) program presented two collaborations that humanize technology by fusing it with art.
Reeps One, world leading beat-boxer and vocal experimentalist, premiered a live version of his 'Second Self’ which demonstrated the creative potential of AI.
The International Contemporary Ensemble and E.A.T. artist-in-residence Lainie Fefferman played the music of award winning Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir. The music was augmented by technology developed by E.A.T., transforming audience cell phones into loud speakers.