Opus Cope: Screening and Dialogue

Filmmaker Jae Shim screens his award-winning documentary Opus Cope: An Algorithmic Opera which celebrates the groundbreaking work of algorithmic composer David Cope (UCSC emeritus Professor) and the profound ways in which humans and machines (AI) can be creative.

David Cope has been a firm believer that creativity is everywhere, and his work reflects these values of compassion and understanding, where humans and AI are not necessarily at odds with each other. This collaboration between human and machine resulted from his own creative block in the 80's which led to the first algorithmically composed opera. 

Cosponsored by the Arts Research Institute and The Humanities Institute.


  • Attend in person.
  • Free and open to the public.


  • Arts Lot #126 is the closest parking lot to the event.
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Monday, May 15, 2023 at 1:20pm

Digital Arts Research Center (DARC), Dark Lab (DARC 108),
453 Kerr Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

Event Type


Invited Audience

Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students


Arts & Culture



Arts Division, Music Department


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