Thoughtworks Arts: Panel, Residency and Art-A-Hack
Join us for a discussion with Thoughtworks Arts Residents Heather Dewey-Hagborg and the Cyborg Foundation (Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas). The speakers will share learnings and insights from their cutting-edge work around body and technology. Event RSVP here, refreshments and snacks provided.
Meet Our Artist Residents
We’re excited to have Heather Dewey-Hagborg join us as Thoughtworks’ newest artist resident. Heather is an artist and researcher known for her work highlighting the implications of DNA as data.
During her time at Thoughtworks, Heather intends to begin a new body of work, currently named Sell/Bio, in which she will research the “histories, infrastructures, protocols and business models” that position DNA as a “commodity to be bought and sold on the open market.”
Heather joins our current Artist Residents, the Cyborg Foundation (Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas), as they continue their work creating new human senses with technology. Read more about their projects and progress on our blog.
Follow the artist’s progress through the residency blog, twitter, instagram and email newsletter.
Celebrating Art-A-Hack 2016
We created a space where you can find images, information and videos of all of the exciting projects from Art-A-Hack 2016.
We also created a 2-minute overview of Art-A-Hack 2016, including projects in VR, brainwave computing, advanced motion-tracking and interactive performances, which you can view here:
We are happy to share good news from this year’s teams following the Art-A-Hack sessions:
- Espii Proctor of team ‘Afro Futuristic Carnival’ was awarded an Oculus Connect 3 Scholarship allowing her to continue development.
- Sharon de la Cruz, of the same project, has been awarded a TED residency, further supporting development over the fall
- The team behind ‘Metaverse Art Gallery’ are now supported by the AltSpace Developer Initiative to make their work available publicly at cultvr.space.
- Aaron Trocola of the ‘Dual Brains’ team presented 3D-printed headgear at last weekend’s Maker Faire in New York
Make sure to sign up here to keep receiving updates on the residents and teams.
Thoughtworks is a 4000-member global technology company which advocates passionately for social and economic justice. We believe that art is vital to that mission, and we are committed to supporting and exploring with those who are working in technology and art, through programs such as Hardware Hack Lab, Art-A-Hack, and the Thoughtworks Arts Residency.