ThoughtWorks Arts

Ellen Pearlman and Rashin Fahandej Selected for ZERO1 2020 Incubator

Posted by the ThoughtWorks Arts Team
Monday, 14 October 2019

We’re thrilled to announce that both Ellen Pearlman and Rashin Fahandej have been selected for the highly competitive ZERO1 American Arts Incubator 2020 program in collaboration with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Lead Artists 2020 AAI
Lead Artists 2020 AAI

Of the six artists selected, Ellen will be working in Ukraine, and Rashin will be working in Austria.

Karen Palmer Exhibits at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York

Posted by the ThoughtWorks Arts Team
Thursday, 3 October 2019

Karen Palmer, working with a team at ThoughtWorks Arts, is exhibiting her recent project Perception iO at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York, Sept. 20, 2019 - May 17, 2020.

An installation shot of Face Values at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum.
An installation shot of Face Values at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum.

Perception iO is a facial emotion detection and eye tracking immersive film. Over the summer Karen teamed up with a dedicated team of programmers at ThoughtWorks to develop Perception iO, and to integrate the Tobii Pro eye gazing hardware into her installation.

The ICA's Biennial Exhibits A Father’s Lullaby by Rashin Fahandej in Boston

Posted by the ThoughtWorks Arts Team
Wednesday, 2 October 2019

The 2019 installment of ICA’s Biennial - James and Audrey Foster Prize exhibition showcases the work of four Boston-area artists, including ThoughtWorks Arts current volumetric filmmaking resident, Rashin Fahandej.

Installation shot
An installation shot of A Father’s Lullaby at ICA

Rashin’s multi-platform, community engaged interactive volumetric work, A Father’s Lullaby underscores the role of men in raising children and their absence due to the racial disparities in the criminal justice system with its direct impact on children, women and lower income communities.

Max Razdow, Ollie Razdow, and Jamie Zigelbaum Awarded Blockchain AI Residency

Posted by the ThoughtWorks Arts Team
Monday, 30 September 2019

The new ThoughtWorks Arts residency in San Francisco has been awarded to a team of three artists working across media with a focus on remote collaboration and distributed storytelling.

Artists Max Razdow, Jamie Zigelbaum, and Ollie Razdow
Artists Max Razdow, Jamie Zigelbaum, and Ollie Razdow

The team’s project was proposed in response to an Open Call by ThoughtWorks Arts for artists to explore the democratization of AI via blockchain.

Rashin Fahandej Awarded Volumetric Filmmaking Residency

Posted by the ThoughtWorks Arts Team
Tuesday, 14 May 2019

ThoughtWorks Arts Residency, in conjunction with Scatter, is pleased to announce that Rashin Fahandej as been awarded our Volumetric Filmmaking Residency to expand her project A Father’s Lullaby.

Rashin Fahandej standing in front of A Father’s Lullaby
Rashin Fahandej standing in front of A Father’s Lullaby

A Father’s Lullaby is a multi-platform, community engaged interactive work that highlights the role of men in raising children and their absence due to the racial disparities in the criminal justice system with its direct impact on children, women and lower income communities.

Why We Are Investigating the Democratization of AI via Blockchain

Andrew McWilliams Ellen Pearlman
ThoughtWorks Arts Directors
Monday, 29 April 2019

ThoughtWorks Arts has published an open call for artists to investigate the monopolization and centralization of artificial intelligence by a small number of corporate giants and state actors.

Image by Radek Bet
Image by Radek Bet

A key theme in the open call is for an artist to explore how this control of AI could impact society, and the potential impacts of alternative and open approaches.

PBS Features ThoughtWorks Arts Resident & Interaction Technology

Posted by the ThoughtWorks Arts Team
Monday, 17 December 2018

Over the summer ThoughtWorks Arts collaborated with dancer and roboticist Catie Cuan, exploring new modes of human-robot interaction.

PBS NewsHour feature of Catie Cuan and CONCAT

ThoughtWorks developers created a 3D visualization toolkit, enabling Catie to rehearse her own bodily movements alongside those of industrial-scale robots.