WORLDWISE: Arts and Humanities Dean's Lecture Series: Huang Yi

WORLDWISE: Arts and Humanities Dean's Lecture Series

Huang Yi: In Conversation with Sheri Parks
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 . 5:30PM
Huang Yi
Photo of Huang Yi by Jacob Blickenstaff

Event Attributes

Estimated Length: 
1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission

Named by Dance Magazine as one of the “25 to Watch”, Huang Yi’s work lies at the intersection of modern dance, visual arts and robotics.

As a dancer, choreographer, inventor and videographer, Yi is blurring the line between mortal and virtual, asking the question are humans becoming more machine-like or are machines becoming more life-like?

Review by UMD Writer's Bloc

Yi also highlighted his process of programming Kuka and how he visited this university’s engineering classrooms with their very own “Kuka” robots. Parks said his movements tend to be more fluid when he’s interacting with the robots than the engineering students, perhaps because of his experiences in dance.

ALEX CAROLAN, UMD Writer's Bloc, September 25, 2015