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Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Chelsea Manning show at Fridman Gallery

Ellen Pearlman
Posted by Ellen Pearlman
Tuesday, 26 September 2017

On August 2, 2017 Heather Dewey-Hagborg in conjunction with Chelsea Manning had a show “A Becoming Resemblance” at Fridman Gallery in New York.

Suppressed Images (2017), Shoili Kanungo, Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Included in the exhibit was the piece Heather had created during her ThoughtWorks Arts Residency, the graphic short story Suppressed Images, developed with illustrator Shoili Kanungo.

Welcoming Karen Palmer to the ThoughtWorks Arts Residency

Posted by the Residency Team
Wednesday, 13 September 2017

We are delighted to welcome our latest art resident Karen Palmer to ThoughtWorks. Karen joins us for the fall 2017 season to work on a project looking at Artificial Intelligence, facial recognition and storytelling.

Karen Palmer and Heather Dewey-Hagborg at the opening of 'A Becoming Resemblance' in August 2017

Karen came to New York a little early and was able to attend the opening of previous resident Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s opening at Fridman Gallery last month.

Presenting Our Art & Technology Projects at TEDxVilnius

Andrew McWilliams
Posted by Andrew McWilliams
Wednesday, 13 September 2017

I was pleased to be asked to present our work at a recent TEDx event in Lithuania. The video has just been posted online.

My talk looks at how technology can be used as an artistic medium to explore the future. It covers topics of trans-humanism and cyborgism, genetic privacy, brain surveillance and climate change.

Karen Palmer Awarded ThoughtWorks AI Residency

Posted by the Residency Team
Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The ThoughtWorks Arts AI Residency has been awarded to Karen Palmer, a London-based digital filmmaker and storyteller, to further develop her interactive film, RIOT.

Palmer speaking about her work at TEDxSydney

RIOT, an emotionally responsive, live-action film with 3D sound uses AI technology, machine learning, and facial recognition to navigate through a dangerous riot in progress.

Three Views on Biometrics and Immersion for Creative Tech Week

Posted by the Residency Team
Friday, 2 June 2017

Residency directors Andrew McWilliams & Ellen Pearlman, along with current resident hannes bends, shared their experiences at a special event for this year’s Creative Tech Week in New York. You can watch video of the talks below.

The speakers gave insights into working with blood-glucose levels, brainwaves, and meditation and breath inside VR. In the talks they also discuss the future of the physical body and immersive art practices.

Why We Are Investigating the Biases of Artificial Intelligence

Andrew McWilliams Ellen Pearlman
Posted by the Residency Directors
Monday, 15 May 2017

ThoughtWorks Arts has an open call out now for artists and technologists investigating the implications of Artificial Intelligence for society today.

Image by Roger Marks

AI has incredible potential to automate all kinds of decision-making, and revolutionize industries. However, because of the way in which AI systems are trained, they can also automate and amplify human biases in ways their designers do not intend.