Two colleagues from my department, Alex Nicolau and Alex Veidenbaum, are participating in a Venice Biennale project ( in which viewers converse with computerized simulations of poet Paul Celan ( and politician Nicolae Ceaușescu (
The Alexes usually work on the more technical side of CS (parallelizing compilers, computer architecture, and embedded systems) so it's interesting to me to see this softer direction from them.

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