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Creator as Curator

A deep dive into A.I.

Join our hands on round table discussion "Creator as Curator: A Deep Dive in A.I." as we bring together a diverse group of creatives who are exploring the transformative potential of artificial intelligence in the creative realm. Throughout the discussion, we’ll encourage participants to share how they leverage AI as our group uncovers how this tool enhances and expands their creative processes. 

One of the key themes up for discussion is the notion of AI as a collaborator rather than a replacement for human creativity. We’ll emphasize the importance of maintaining a balance between human intuition and machine-generated insights, highlighting how AI augments creative workflows by offering new perspectives and generating innovative ideas. Through collaborative experimentation with various AI tools, the panelists demonstrate how they push the boundaries of creativity and explore new avenues for artistic expression.

In addition to exploring the current applications of AI in the creative process, the discussion also touches on the ethical considerations and future implications of this technology. Panelists engage in a thought-provoking dialogue about the responsibilities that come with using AI in creative endeavors, discussing topics such as bias mitigation, data privacy, and the potential impact on the future of work in the creative industries. Overall, the round table provides a deep dive into the intersection of AI and creativity, offering valuable insights and inspiring discussions on the evolving role of technology in shaping the creative landscape.

04.27.24 | 10:00am-12:00pm
  • 10:00am | Registration
  • 10:30am | Program
  • Light Snacks & Beverages Provided
$12 + fees in advance | $15 at door
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Herston Fails

Herston R. Fails serves as the Chief Product Officer at O.R.B.I.T Inc., specializing in user-centered product development. With his passion for design dating back to the second-grade, Herston earned his Bachelor's degree in Graphic Communication Systems from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Combining his expertise in computer science and design, he plays a pivotal role in digital product innovation, boasting experience in web and app design, as well as the emerging technologies AR, VR, AI, and robotics.

At O.R.B.I.T Inc., Herston focuses on evolving Storytailor, ensuring its platform remains technologically advanced and resonates with its youthful audience. Herston's dedication to innovation significantly contributes to Storytailor's mission of empowering children through personalized storytelling experiences.

Matthew Hufft, AIA

Matthew Hufft, President of Hufft, leads a renowned design firm known for its interdisciplinary approach and groundbreaking projects. With nearly two decades of experience, he has propelled Hufft to the forefront of the industry with a portfolio of 750 projects and over $500 million in constructed value. Matthew fosters collaboration among architects, interior designers, artists, and craftsmen, resulting in distinctive designs. His commitment to anticipating industry trends ensures Hufft remains innovative and adaptive, shaping the future of the built environment of tomorrow.

Virginia Huling

Virginia Huling graduated from the University of Georgia before swiftly rising to prominence in the design world, earning a Silver ADDY Award for her outstanding design prowess. Her work reflects her creative ingenuity as she explores the intersection between art and emerging technologies. As a co-host of the AI Podcast, Virginia delves into the complexities of artificial intelligence, advocating for continuous learning in an AI-driven world while emphasizing the symbiotic relationship between artists and machines.

Virginia's champions AI as a collaborative partner that enhances creativity rather than replacing it. Her insights resonate deeply within the design and technology communities, inspiring a new generation of designers and innovators to embrace the transformative potential of AI while navigating the ever-evolving landscape of technological advancement with confidence and adaptability.

Adrienne Maples

Adrienne Maples, an influential photographer, educates creatives on the challenges posed by modern technology and the ever evolving photographic process. 

Adrienne obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Savannah College of Design where she spent endless hours in the darkroom learning the fundamental properties of photography. Her expertise extends to utilizing the power of AI and she speaks passionately about integrating technology into the creative process. With her visionary approach Adrienne Maples is not just a photographer; she is a guiding force through the ever-shifting landscape of photography, embracing its rich history and leading the way into the future.

David Maples

David Maples is a dynamic and accomplished professional with an impressive breadth of expertise spanning technology, law, and business.

David holds a degree in Management and Marketing from the University of Georgia (UGA), a minor in Statistical Analysis, and a Law Degree from Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Paul M. Hebert School of Law. Over the course of his 20-year career, he has excelled in various roles, including brand strategist, computer systems architect, intellectual property attorney, and business consultant. 

David is a sought-after speaker, sharing his expertise on a range of topics. He also enjoys embracing his inner tech nerd by building deep learning machines and staying at the forefront of technology and innovation. In addition to being a professional speaker and his work at Catapult, he is the host of multiple podcast, include The Buck Stops Here podcast and the KC Leaders Podcast.

Eddy Tavio, AIA

Originally from Venezuela, Eddy Tavío Dolande is an accomplished project designer at Populous, a global architecture and design firm renowned for creating iconic sports and entertainment destinations worldwide. Eddy's passion for architecture ignited at a young age, propelling him to become a rising star in the industry, specializing in conceptual design and creative exploration.

Currently, he leads pioneering explorations into artificial intelligence's intersection with architecture, urbanism, and the human experience. As a Senior Associate and Project Designer, Eddy leverages his background in spatial awareness and gaming influences to incorporate virtual reality technology into his work. This enables clients to immerse themselves in envisioned venues before construction, revolutionizing the design process and bringing their dreams to life in unprecedented ways.