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The New School Innovation Center in partnership with IBM Quantum Host the Inaugural Quantum Design Jam


The Quantum Design Jam brings together students and faculty from The New School’s Parsons School of Design and College of Performing Arts with IBM Quantum experts and practitioners to explore art, design, music and quantum computing.

During this weeklong program, Quantum Design Jam students will attend workshops facilitated by IBM quantum experts and meet with IBM mentors. They will be introduced to Qiskit and learn how to visually build quantum circuits using the IBM Quantum Composer. Using these tools, students will explore quantum computing as an artistic medium to create visual art and compose “quantum dance music”.

October 1-9, 2021

Friday, October, 1, 2021 - Quantum Design Jam Kick-off
6:30-9:30 pm (EDT)
IBM facilitated workshops:
Intro to Quantum Computing for Artists
Composing Quantum Dance Music: A Musical Journey Into Quantum Computing

Saturday, October, 2, 2021 - Quantum Design Jam
10:00 am - 12:00 pm (EDT)
Workshop: Getting Started with Qiskit

Sunday, October 3 – Saturday, October 9, 2021
Teams Work on Projects

Saturday, October 9, 2021
12:00 PM — 2:00 PM
Team Project Demonstrations:
Quantum Technology in Visual Arts
Quantum Technology in Music

Sven Travis
Associate Professor of Media and Design, The New School

Dr. Lin Zhou
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, The New School

Maya Georgieva
Director, Education Futures / XR and HCI Labs, The New School

IBM quantum Experts

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