Philippe Pasquier researches creative processes and generative systems. He is both a scientist specialized in artificial intelligence, a multidisciplinary artist, an educator, and a community builder. His contributions range from theoretical research in multi-agent systems, computational creativity, creative AI and machine learning, to applied artistic research and practice in digital art, computer music, and generative art. Philippe is an associate professor in the School for Interactive Arts and Technology, where he directs the Metacreation Lab for Creative AI, and an adjunct professor in Cognitive Science at Simon Fraser University.
Philippe’s artistic work has been shown in prominent venues on all five continents, including at Ars Electronica (Austria), Les Bains Numériques (France), Centre Pompidou (France), Earzoom Festival (Slovenia), GMEA (France), IRCAM (France), ISEA 2012 (Turkey), ISEA 2014 (Dubai), ISEA 2016 (Hong Kong), ISEA 2017 (Columbia), the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (Canada), Mutek Festival (Canada), Plus One Gallery (USA), Space One (Korea), Sydney Biennale (Australia), Vooruit (Belgium), and ZKM (Germany).
Philippe was founding chair and investigator of the International Workshop on Musical Metacreation (MUME), the MUME concerts series, the International ACM Conference on Movement and Computation (MOCO), and was the director of the Vancouver edition of the International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA 2015). He has co-authored over 130 peer-reviewed contributions presented in the most rigorous scientific venues. His online class on Generative Art and Computational Creativity for SFU in partnership with Kadenze.com is the most popular of its kind.
Philippe’s projects have gained support and recognition from more than 20 scientific or cultural institutions including the Canadian Council for the Arts (CCA), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), France’s Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, the European Community, the Australian Research Council and the Australian Council for the Arts.