Thoughtworks Arts

Dilate Ensemble and Sarah Weaver of NowNetArts: In Conversation

Posted by the Thoughtworks Arts Team
Thursday, 17 March 2022

Dilate Ensemble joined special guest Sarah Weaver, Director of NowNetArts (NY), for a conversation in the field of network arts. This event was part of the “Improvising the Net(Work)” residency in partnership with CounterPulse.

The conversation focused on Dilate Ensemble’s unique explorations pushing the boundaries of telematic networks resulting in their CATENA performance in January.

Dilate Ensemble Presents CATENA at CounterPulse: Livestream

Posted by the Thoughtworks Arts Team
Tuesday, 8 February 2022

As part of the Improvising the Net(Work) residency in partnership with CounterPulse, residents Dilate Ensemble presented CATENA on January 13th and 14th. This hybrid audio-visual performance took place both live online and in-person.

Dilate Ensemble became a creative collective at the start of the pandemic out of a shared love of improvisation coupled with a sense of urgency to find ways to connect and create in real-time over distance.

Climate Action Projects Showcase: Art-A-Hack and BeFantastic 2021

Posted by the Thoughtworks Arts Team
Thursday, 9 December 2021

Throughout the summer and fall of 2021, a diverse international cohort of artists, designers, technologists and makers created innovative artworks responding to the global climate emergency.

A montage showing AI-generated scenes for each of the projects
An AI-generated visual montage representing artworks and themes explored within the program

Participants from Singapore, Switzerland, India and South Asia, Germany, and the United States were incubated by technology and art mentors, including ThoughtWorks Arts directors Andy McWilliams and Ellen Pearlman in partnership with BeFantastic (India/Singapore), Art-A-Hack and Thoughtworks Arts.

Olivia Ting and Andy Slater Awarded Leonardo/ISAST CripTech Residencies

Posted by the Thoughtworks Arts Team
Wednesday, 3 November 2021

We are pleased to announce that artists Olivia Ting and Andy Slater have been jointly awarded residencies with Thoughtworks Arts, in partnership with Leonardo/ISAST’s CripTech Incubator program.

Olivia Ting, a smiling woman with long straight shoulder-length black hair and brown eyes, and Andy Slater, a white man with neglected sandy blond hair and a red and grey beard
Olivia Ting and Andy Slater

The residencies will take place during 2022 as part of the larger Leonardo CripTech Incubator. The program supports artists focusing on disability innovation and offers multiple residencies, workshops, presentations, publication and education.

Thoughtworks Arts at Ars Electronica Festival 2021: Co-creation Containers

Posted by the Thoughtworks Arts Team
Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Ars Electronica’s A New Digital Deal 2021 Festival brought together Thoughtworks Arts director Ellen Pearlman, CounterPulse director Julie Phelps, and Zero1 director Shamsher Virk for Co-creation Containers - a dynamic round-table discussion on building community by digital infrastructure.

Ars Electronica is the largest and most time-honored new media arts festival in the world, going back more than thirty years. It was designed to take the Digital Revolution’s emergence as an opportunity to examine potential futures and to focus investigations at the intersection of art, technology, and society.