ThoughtWorks Arts is currently seeking an artist/technologist wishing to work on issues surrounding the design, use and implementation of artificial intelligence (AI). AI can enhance the human experience, but can also contribute towards amplifying pre-existing social prejudices and biases, thereby restricting the free flow of individuals, communities and entire populations in untold ways.
View the open call here, and also review this article from the Directors explaining our perspective on this critical issue. Note that we have designed the call to be open-ended, so as to allow artists to surprise us with their proposals. Applications are due by June 8, 2017.
Biometrics & Immersion: Three Views
Join us on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at ThoughtWorks, 99 Madison, New York, for three views on Biometrics and Immersion in tech. Current resident hannes bend, along with residency directors Ellen Pearlman and Andrew McWilliams will share their experiences working with brain waves, blood-glucose levels, and meditation & breath, to discuss the future of the physical body and immersive art practices. This event is a part of the city-wide Creative Tech Week.
Creative Tech Week Lightning Talks
You can also join the Creative Tech Week conference on Saturday, May 20, 2017 to hear the residency directors Andrew McWilliams and Ellen Pearlman talk about their work. Creative Tech Week is an industry-wide gathering for the creative technology field, held annually in New York City.
Directors and Alumni News
Residency alums The Cyborg Foundation has been featured in a National Geographic cover story - How a Color-Blind Artist Became the World’s First Cyborg and are featured in the article How Humans Are Shaping Our Own Evolution
Ellen Pearlman, TW Arts Residency Director and President of Art-A-Hack, and Art-A-Hack alums Maria Mishurenko, Katherine Bennett, Annie Berman, Wi-Moto Nyoka, Kate Sicchio, and Volumetric Society alumns Heidi Boisvert, Allison Berkoy featured in 66 Brilliant Women in Creative Technology by Creative Tech Week.
Art-A-Hack alum Javier Molina’s work has been featured in Tribeca Film Festival, Tribeca Immersive, “To Be With Hamlet”.