Thoughtworks Arts

Charting a Path in the New Normal

Newsletter sent on Monday, 20 April 2020
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Dear Friends: We hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy as we all face and adjust to the new realities of life.

Many of us in arts communities are dealing with canceled and postponed events, exhibitions, conferences - work that constitutes much of our livelihoods. We have compiled a selection of resources for artists below, which we hope you may find useful.

Democratization of A.I. via Blockchain Residency Concludes in San Francisco

Newsletter sent on Tuesday, 4 February 2020
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The residency team of Max Razdow, Ollie Razdow, and Jamie Zigelbaum completed their 16-week residency in San Francisco on January 23rd.

Max Razdow, Ollie Razdow, and Jamie Zigelbaum
Max Razdow, Ollie Razdow, and Jamie Zigelbaum

The three artists, who collectively work across an array of media, developed the distributed storytelling project All Possible Pathways based on remote collaboration using blockchain technology.

The Democratization of AI via Blockchain Residency Awarded to Max Razdow, Ollie Razdow, and Jamie Zigelbaum

Newsletter sent on Tuesday, 10 September 2019
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Thoughtworks Arts new San Francisco based residency has been awarded to a team of three artists working across media with a focus on remote collaboration and distributed story-telling.

Portraits of Max Razdow, Jamie Zigelbaum, and Ollie Razdow
Artists Max Razdow, Jamie Zigelbaum, and Ollie Razdow

During their residency, Max Razdow, Ollie Razdow, and Jamie Zigelbaum will work together developing a generative story-telling project, titled, All Possible Pathways.

Rashin Fahandej Awarded Volumetric Filmmaking Residency

Newsletter sent on Wednesday, 22 May 2019
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We are very pleased to welcome our newest resident Rashin Fahandej, an Iranian-American multimedia artist and filmmaker.

Rashin Fahandej
Rashin Fahandej standing in front of A Father’s Lullaby

During her Thoughtworks Arts Residency, with support from Scatter, Rashin will be using Depthkit to expand her practice, furthering the development of her project, A Father’s Lullaby.

New Trajectories in Volumetric Filmmaking with Scatter

Newsletter sent on Tuesday, 2 April 2019
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Thoughtworks Arts in collaboration with groundbreaking film studio Scatter teamed up on March 16-17 to run a free community workshop for 24 participants. Together, they taught artists, technologists, designers and filmmakers the newest version of the Depthkit technology.

Jillian Morrow of Scatter providing an introduction to workshop participants
Jillian Morrow of Scatter providing an introduction to workshop participants

Scatter, a Brooklyn-based creative company, produces immersive experiences, provides tools and training, and empowers creators using volumetric filmmaking techniques.