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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ThoughtWorks Arts has an open call out now for artists and technologists investigating the implications of Artificial Intelligence for society today.
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.
Our latest artist-in-residence, hannes bend, has started with us on the Arts Residency program this week.
hannes recently created one of the first Virtual Reality programs with heart-rate biofeedback in collaboration with Neuroscience and Quantum Physics Alemán Lab, University of Oregon.