Thoughtworks Arts

Rashin Fahandej and Receive Prix Ars Electronica Awards

Newsletter sent on Thursday, 8 July 2021
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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

Newsletter sent on Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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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.

Thoughtworks Arts Co-hosts The Grid: Exposure Art + Tech + Policy Days

Newsletter sent on Wednesday, 9 September 2020
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“The Grid: Exposure - Art + Tech + Policy Days” explores innovative ways to reconnect the world in our current state of isolation. We are inviting you to the first-ever edition of “Blurring Borders” from September 10-13, 2020.

Flyer for The Grid Exposure

Mobilizing artists, technologists, and policymakers from around the world, Exposure reimagines interdisciplinary and international collaboration to overcome deadlock and siloed thinking.

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.