Night of Ideas

Institute of Contemporary Art Central Headquarters | 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday, February 24, 2024 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Outside the Lines

The Edge: AI and Human Creativity

(c) Markus Spiske

San Diego

San Diego


Save the date for Night of Ideas 2024 in San Diego! Alliance Française de San Diego is delighted to partner with the Institute of Contemporary Art San Diego (ICA) and the French American Chamber of Commerce for an evening of art and ideas.


Hosted by the ICA at their headquarters in Balboa Park, the event will feature an exhibition by artist Pinar Yoldas, and an panel discussion in English on “The Edge: AI and Human Creativity,” hosted by Jordan Karney Chaim, Curator at the ICA, and featuring artist Pinar Yoldas and Sylvia Cartwright MD (more info to come).


This event is free and open to the public. The panel discussion requires a RSVP due to limited seating. Doors open at 4:00pm. 




4pm – 8 pm I View Gallery Pinar Yoldas: Synaptic Sculpture.


4pm – 6pm I Family-Friendly Art Activity in The Hub

Create a “Not Quite Right” collage inspired by Pinar Yoldas’ exhibition, Synaptic Sculpture. The assemblages explore the uncanny realm of AI-generated imagery, where the algorithmic mind occasionally falters, birthing compositions that subtly deviate from reality and expose their synthetic genesis.


5pm – 6pm I Panel discussion: The Edge: AI + Human Creativity

Join us in the theater at Mingei International Museum for a lively panel discussion, The Edge: AI + Human Creativity.

ICA San Diego Curator Jordan Karney Chaim moderates a conversation featuring artist Pinar Yoldas, Sylvia Cartwright, MD, and Suman Kanuganti, Co-Founder and CEO of

Discussion includes 15 minutes of Q&A.

The panel will be conducted in English.


6pm – 8pm I Music by DJ TeeLynn.


4pm – 8pm I Food, Drinks, Socializing

Beverages by Curious Elixirs, Topo Chico, and Sacred Hill Wine.




In an effort to reduce barriers to contemporary art, these events and exhibitions held by the ICA are complimentary to the public.

For more information, click here. 



Night of Ideas San Diego is made possible thanks to the support of Alliance Française San Diego, the Institute of Contemporary Art San Diego, the French-American Chamber of Commerce, and La French Tech San Diego. 



More details here.

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