Thoughtworks Arts

h0t club Presents Freeicecream.network at CounterPulse

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Thoughtworks Arts Improvising the Net(Work) residents h0t club, featuring Miller Puckette (author of PureData), Kate Bergstrom, and Martim S. Galvão debuted their experimental multimedia performance Freeicecream.network at Counterpulse’s Homecoming Gala on May 7th, in San Francisco.

A sample of the Freeicecream.network live performance

Freeicecream.network is an experimental multimedia performance that explores how our desire for connection and delicious treats entangles us with networks of information technologies.

World Premiere of h0t club’s Freeicecream.network: May 7th

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Join us on Saturday, May 7th 2022 as art collective h0t club present their World Premiere of Freeicecream.network at CounterPulse’s annual Gala art party and auction event in San Fransisco.

A flyer montage with grinning faces, ice creams and a cartoon tongue licking an ice cream, overlaid with a computer mouse icon and on-screen windows, with the word SALE in all capital letters

h0t club, featuring Miller Puckette (author of PureData), Kate Bergstrom, and Martim S. Galvão debut their experimental multimedia performance Freeicecream.network that explores how our desire for connection and delicious treats entangles us with networks of information technologies.

Dilate Ensemble Presents CATENA at CounterPulse

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

A livestream of CATENA at CounterPulse

CATENA, a non-looping visual and densely textured sound environment allows performers and audience members to experience livestreams from two different physical locations inside CounterPulse’s Tenderloin District building, located in San Francisco.

Olivia Ting and Andy Slater Awarded CripTech Residencies

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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 with artist fellows presenting works-in-progress at Leonardo LASER salons and final works at the Arizona State University California Center in Los Angeles.

Rashin Fahandej and ClimateAction.tech Receive Prix Ars Electronica Awards

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A project incubated by Thoughtworks Arts and an initiative originally co-founded by Thoughtworks Arts Director Andrew McWilliams, have each independently won Prix Ars Electronica awards in 2021.

Rashin with her work
Rashin Fahandej

The Prix Ars Electronica is the world’s most time-honored award in electronic and interactive art, with prize ceremonies going back more than 30 years, alongside showcases at the famed Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria.

Nouf Aljowaysir and James Coupe Conclude Their Residencies

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Thoughtworks Arts’ Simulacra & Similitude: Synthetic Media Residency began in the summer of 2020. Due to Covid-19 it was entirely remote with Nouf working from her studio in Brooklyn, New York and James from his studio in Seattle, Washington.

A grid of images in black and white
A collection of images generated from training a generative adversarial network (StyleGAN2) on absent figures in a historical dataset

Nouf Aljowaysir’s residency developed Salaf [Arabic: سلف , ancestor] (2020), an ongoing project investigating the cultural transmission of ideas and worldviews across generations.