ThoughtWorks Arts

ThoughtWorks Arts Presents at Bozar Labs in Line With STARTS Prize 2020

Posted by the ThoughtWorks Arts Team
Tuesday, 12 January 2021

In congruence with the Starts Prize 2020 exhibition held at Bozar this Fall, Bozar Lab organized a webinar on the topic of artist and technologist collaborations as a model for innovation.

Artist and ThoughtWorks Arts A.I. resident, Karen Palmer (Storyteller From The Future), presented her immersive film project Perception IO, and shared how it explores the intersection of A.I., bias, policing, and new, innovative forms of storytelling.

Life During (and After) Covid-19 - Artistic Strategies and Breakthrough Responses

Posted by the ThoughtWorks Arts Team
Sunday, 8 November 2020

Program director Ellen Pearlman moderated The Grid panel Life During (and After) Covid-19 - Artistic Strategies and Breakthrough Responses.

The live panel discussion focused on how the current global pandemic has impacted art institutions, collaborative work, and audience involvement, especially in relation to innovative indy-led network solutions. 

Confronting the Unknown: Art & Technology Research for Service Design

Posted by the ThoughtWorks Arts Team
Thursday, 1 October 2020

Program director Andrew McWilliams and Synthetic Media resident Nouf Aljowaysir presented at the virtual Rethink Italy Service Design Festival this summer.

The live-streamed discussion, now available on YouTube, addresses a Service Design audience with ideas on how art-based technology research informs designers examining a changing social landscape over time.

Dancedemic World Premiere at Battery Dance Virtual Festival

Posted by the ThoughtWorks Arts Team
Thursday, 10 September 2020

As part of the 39th Annual Battery Dance Festival, Art-A-Hack’s Special Edition COVID-19 2020 “Dancedemic” had its world premiere on August 21st in a live-streamed event.

The live performance was a two-part showcase featuring world-renowned dancers from Battery Dance’s immigrant fellowship program, Hussein Smko (Iraq/Kurdistan/US) and Razvan Stoian (Romania/US).

Nouf Aljowaysir and James Coupe Awarded Synthetic Media Residency

Posted by the ThoughtWorks Arts Team
Thursday, 23 April 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Simulacra & Similitude: Synthetic Media residency has been jointly awarded to two artists, Nouf Aljowaysir and James Coupe. Due to COVID-19, these residencies have been restructured to take place fully online.

Our external partners for this residency are MIT Open Doc Lab, an academic center for innovative documentary research, and WITNESS, a non-profit organization dealing with human rights and emerging technologies.

Showcase of Art & Emerging Technology Projects at ThoughtWorks Germany

Posted by the ThoughtWorks Arts Team
Monday, 6 April 2020

ThoughtWorks Germany recently hosted public and internal presentations looking at the emerging technology research work done by artists as part of ThoughtWorks Arts.

Andrew McWilliams speaks on ThoughtWorks Arts

The video above is from an event which took place about two weeks before Berlin began shuttering public gatherings due to COVID-19.