Thoughtworks Arts

  • Residents

Joaquín Fargas

Artist-engineer Joaquín Fargas integrates art, science, and technology into his arts practice through combining both speculative and actual eco-utopian proposals, environmental preservation, and the interrelationship between living beings and the future.

Fargas explores biological materials and technological media aimed at generating dialogue discussing hybrid ecologies. Joaquín leads workshops on tech, mixed media, NFTs, and crypto art. His work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and biennials worldwide.

Eden Community

The Eden Community refers to the community at, consisting of technical platform coders, artists, and plug-in software developrs, building an artist centric platform enhancing visual representation tools for artificial intelligence.

Together they are developing an infrastructure of AI entities, semi-automated bots and web applications that enable artists to create in new ways by using neural networks and evolving media generation systems.

Olivia Ting

Olivia Ting creates audio-visual spatial videos that weave sound and scene fragments, representing how she experiences the world around her. Olivia’s fascination with moving image stems from her hearing impairment — she is deaf in one ear and has 22% hearing in the other.

Without hearing aids, Olivia perceives almost no sound. Since receiving a cochlear implant, Olivia has returned to her music training to examine how her brain re-learns to hear again, an amalgamation of memory and digital algorithms.

Andy Slater

Andy Slater is a sight-impaired Chicago-based media artist, sound designer, teaching artist, and disability advocate. His work focuses on advocacy for accessible art and technology, Alt-Text for sound and image, documentary film, spatial audio for extended reality, and sound design for film and video games.

Andy's work has been exhibited in museums and festivals in the US and globally, and he was selected for the prestigious Unites States Artist fellowship in 2022.

h0t club

hOt club is a psychedelic consumer-driven company of artist technologists, and music makers performing the internet and beyond.

The collective features Kate Bergstrom, Martim Galvão, Alex Dupuis, Todd Anderson with Miller Puckette and Bryan Jacobs, and a mixture of vapor wave and agit prop aesthetics, guitar solos, Mozilla hubs, tubas of toothpaste, culture jamming combatting dehumanization and corporate hegemony.

Dilate Ensemble

Dilate Ensemble is an audio-visual performance collective which produced a series of improvised online performances initiated by artist Carole Kim during COVID-19 lockdown.

Carole compressed her video installation practice to fit beneath her kitchen table, and with outher members using realtime audio collaboration technology to generate a shared performance from remote locations.

Nouf Aljowaysir

Nouf is a Saudi-born, New York-based artist, a lead researcher and developer in creative applications of AI at Havas New York. Her work focuses on the impact of current and emerging technologies on society, ranging from interactive physical installations to political Twitter bots.

Her work has been shown in galleries and festivals in the US and Europe, including the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), SXSW in 2019, and was selected for a Sundance New Frontier Story Lab Residency.

James Coupe

James Coupe works with video, installation, internet, and emerging media forms, including real-time public surveillance systems, interactive deepfake installations, and collaborations with Amazon Mechanical Turk micro-laborers.

He has been on the faculty at the Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington since 2004, where he teaches classes in Video, Internet and Data-Driven Art.

All Possible Pathways

Three artists came together to form All Possible Pathways, a project to explore the nature of globally distributed storytelling using networked and emerging technologies. The artists are Max Razdow, Jamie Zigelbaum and Ollie Razdow.

The team worked to develop these ideas during a Thoughtworks Arts residency in San Francisco, working with a global team of developers.

Rashin Fahandej

Rashin Fahandej is an Iranian-American multimedia artist, independent filmmaker and assistant professor of emerging and interactive media at Emerson College.

A proponent of “Art as Ecosystem,” she defines her projects as “Poetic Cyber Movement for Social Justice,” where art mobilizes a plethora of voices by creating connections between public places and virtual spaces.

Adrianne Wortzel

Adrianne Wortzel is an artist whose works include robotic performance productions, interactive installations, photography, videos, art objects and writings. Her works are often created in collaboration with research scientists and engineers.

Wortzel has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Swiss Artists-in-Labs Program and many more. She is Professor Emeritus of Entertainment Technology and Emerging Media Technologies at New York City College of Technology.

Catie Cuan

Catie Cuan is a dancer, choreographer, and researcher whose artistic and research work focuses on dance and robotics.

She is a TED Resident, Artist-in-Residence at the Robotics, Automation, and Dance Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the inaugural Artist-in-Residence for the Everyday Robots Project at X, formerly Google X, the moonshot factory.

Karen Palmer

Karen Palmer is a London-based digital filmmaker and storyteller working with Artificial Intelligence. Her immersive films combine the genres of film, gaming, art, science and technology.

Karen is a respected international public speaker on New Tech and Storytelling as she shares her vision for the future media which she sees is Gaming, Film, Consciousness and Technology.

hannes bend

hannes bend is a German-born artist who has exhibited internationally, with shows in Berlin and New York.

His recent work investigates the possibilities of biofeedback in virtual reality environments, incorporating heart rate, breath and more into experiences.

Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Dr. Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an artist and biohacker who is interested in art as research and technological critique.

Her controversial biopolitical art practice includes the project Stranger Visions in which she created portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material (hair, cigarette butts, chewed up gum) collected in public places.

Cyborg Foundation

The founders of the Cyborg Foundation are Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas, both artists who have augmented their bodies with permanent new sensory organs.

The mission of the Cyborg Foundation is to help humans become cyborgs, to promote the use of cybernetics as part of the human body and to defend cyborg rights. The foundation believes that some cybernetic extensions should be treated as body parts, not as devices.