adventures in hypertext

KW Berlin hosts The Last Museum, a hypertext video project featuring six artists from around the world. Includes some notes on what inspired the Swimmer software.

Recently DIY Church built another hypertext site for Der Wille und der Berg - Mind Over Matter at Technische Sammlung Dresden.

e-flux presents Animism, Episode 1: A Report on Migrating Souls in Museums and Moving Pictures, part of a larger curatorial project to be presented over four episodes in the coming months.

Collaborating with DIY Church on a website for his exhibition Geschichte von Jemand wo Nachts das Hobby geklaut wird. Tapestries designed using Nintendo 3DS drawing apps as well as the ASCII tool. Adventures in point & click presentation and hypertext. KM Galerie, Berlin, 11 Juli to 5 September 2020. “Must see”ArtForum

data scrying

Collaborating with Adam Harvey on Exposing.AI, exploring face recognition datasets. Formerly titled MegaPixels, this project features a search engine where people can discover if their Flickr photos were included in face recognition datasets. Our work has been featured in Nature, the Financial Times, the State of AI Report 2020, a US GAO report, and on the front page of the New York Timestwice.

Contributing to the VFRAME computer vision project, which received an Award of Distinction for Artificial Intelligence and Life Art at Ars Electronica in 2019.

Sonifications of Gun Violence was the soundtrack to Hito Steyerl's Drill at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. We sonified mass shooting data to compose melodies, which were then performed by synthesist Bethany Barrett and the Yale University Precision Marching Band. We have made sheet music available to any marching band that is interested in performing this material.

neural artworks

EVOL presents Hardcore vol. 4, a collection of rarities. Includes "SampleRNN Trax", 7+ hours of remixes of EVOL's GRM Trax done by an angry neural network, plus a 26 page conversation we had about it all.

Hito Steyerl's "Socialsim" shows at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and at K21 Düsseldorf as part of a survey of her work, for which we contributed neural snakecharming and a rendition of Ennio Morricone's Rabbia e Tarantella. Her video pieces "This is the Future" and "Leonardo's Submarine" showed at the Venice Biennale 2019, and were created using a neural video system we developed together for political pyromancy. Earlier, Power Plants showed at the Serpentine Gallery in London.

As a member of Holly Herndon's ensemble, we wrangled neural audio for her album PROTO. Watch the video for Godmother (with Jlin), performed entirely by SPAWN.

The Auctioneer and Siren were included in NeurIPS Creativity Workshop, 2018, offering a concise self-portrait of AI through neural audio.

Hito Steyerl's The City of Broken Windows is presented at the Castello di Rivoli in Turin, Italy, in the Manica Lunga gallery, for which we used machine learning to recreate the sound of breaking glass.

a cosmic analog underwater excursion

Magisphere - "Theta-5" C20 on LFO Lobster

Recorded live in 2019, this is a document of Magisphere's descent to the ocean floor to locate the troubled underwater research platform Theta-5. Barely any light reaches these benthic depths, where the station sits mysteriously empty, its consoles still glowing with the last commands entered before the crew disappeared. Following a trail of clues, Magisphere descend further past luminous jellyfish into the caverns of an undersea volcano, where they uncover the final secret of Theta-5.

Lockdown lately enlivened via weekly soundchecks with the old Carbon Pictures crew. Also here is a live doom drone if you need to chill out - AXE Party pt II.


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