Art-A-Hack project Dual Brains by Eva Lee and Aaron Trocola, and Noor: A Brain Opera by Thoughtworks Director Ellen Pearlman were highlighted in a Redshift article exploring the use of brain-computer interface technology (BCI) in art.
BCIs enable a communication pathway between a wired brain and an external sensor device. Artists like Lee, Trocola and Pearlman are using this emergent brainwave technology to create new artistic experiences and are currently leading the charge in exploring potential applications of the technology.
Karen Palmer: The Film That Watches You Back
TED recently posted past-resident Karen Palmer discussing her immersive, emotionally-responsive film, RIOT.
In this talk, Karen discusses her inspiration to create RIOT, the final development stages of the film, and how she utilized her residency at Thoughtworks to help democratize the AI used in her project. Karen completed a TED Residency while also at Thoughtworks.
Heather Dewey-Hagborg Premiers New Work
Past resident Heather Dewey-Hagborg recently released a new video piece T3511, looking at critical issues around the impact of biotechnology and DNA privacy. The work premiered at MU artspace in The Netherlands.
T3511 is a post-genomic love story and experimental documentary 4-channel video installation. It tells the (mostly) true tale of a biohacker who becomes increasingly obsessed with an anonymous donor whose saliva she purchases online.
Ellen Pearlman at the 2018 HYBRID LABS Symposium
Thoughtworks Arts Director Ellen Pearlman is on The International Scientific Board for the 2018 HYBRID LABS Symposium at Aalto University in Finland. This is the 3rd edition of the Renewable Futures conference that aims to challenge the future of knowledge creation through art and science, taking place from May 30th to June 1st, 2018.
During the symposium Ellen will be presenting on “The World’s First Co-Lab On Developing Cyborg Arts – Interdisciplinary Collaboration Using Art-A- Hack™ Practice Methodology.” The conference is also part of Leonardo’s 50th Anniversary Celebration with Roger Malina.
Updates from Art-A-Hack™ Alumni
Lisa Russell joined 8 other artists and entrepreneurs on a Willie Nelson tour bus with the BLK SHP Foundation to tour across America and meet with innovative organizations and individuals focused on STEM.
Sophi Kravitz, Supplyframe Director of Product at Hackaday, is encouraging you to apply to the 2018 Hackaday Prize. The Hackaday Prize is giving away $1000 to 20 robotics projects and $50k to one amazing hardware innovation. If you have a robotics project, new or old, enter it before June 4th to be part of the Robotics Module Challenge. Enter and see current submissions here!
Mark Ramos participated in Plexus Projects’ Creative Tech Week Exhibition, Future Artifact. The show featured short videos and animations representing a variety of technologies including computer-generated animation, data-driven imaging, 3D scanning, custom software and animated GIF’s.
Directors and Alumni News
Gene Kogan (Art-A-Hack Alum)
Postcards From the Future
May 24 - June 18, 2018
Heather Dewey-Hagborg (Past Resident)
May 11 - July 8, 2018
Conference: June 28, 2018
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
The Future Starts Here
May 12 - November 12, 2018
Conference: June 29, 2018
The V&A Museum
May 3 - June 18, 2018
Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
July 16 - October 24, 2018
Daejeon Museum of Art
August 17 - September 30, 2018
Heather Dewey-Hagborg (Past Resident)
Heather Dewey-Hagborg Imagines How Our Biodata Could be Hacked
- Karen Palmer: The Film That Watches You Back by the Residency Team
- Adrianne Wortzel and Catie Cuan Awarded Robotics Residency by the Residency Team
- Thoughtworks Arts Exhibition at SPRING/BREAK for Armory Week 2018 by the Residency Team
- How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming the Criminal Justice System by Stephanie Weber
- Industrial Design Process for the ‘Time Sense’ Prototype by Oryan Inbar
- Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Chelsea Manning show at Fridman Gallery by Ellen Pearlman
- Welcoming Karen Palmer to the Thoughtworks Arts Residency by the Residency Team
- Presenting Our Art & Technology Projects at TEDxVilnius by Andrew McWilliams
- Karen Palmer Awarded Thoughtworks AI Residency by the Residency Team
- Three Views on Biometrics and Immersion for Creative Tech Week by the Residency Team
- Why We Are Investigating the Biases of Artificial Intelligence by the Residency Directors
- Welcoming Hannes Bend to the Thoughtworks Arts Residency by the Residency Team
- Suppressed Images: Advocating for Chelsea Manning’s Release by the Residency Team
- How I Became a Cyborg by Stefanie Grewenig
- Cyborg Senses: Weaving the Materials by Caihong Liu
- Heather Dewey-Hagborg Begins Residency at Thoughtworks by the Residency Team
- Developing a Cyborg Time Sense: Research and Experimentation by Andrew McWilliams
- Global Visioning Session with the Cyborgs by Andrew McWilliams
- Inside Our Brand New Lab at Thoughtworks NYC by the Residency Team
- Discussing the residency on dotNYC with Jeff Jarvis by Andrew McWilliams
- Introducing the Cyborg Foundation by the Residency Team
- Announcing the Thoughtworks artist residency by the Residency Team