Artificial Imagination was a symposium organized by Ottawa’s Artengine this past winter that invited a group of artists to discuss the state of AI in the arts and culture. CAN was on hand to take in the proceedings, and given the emergence of documentation, we share videos and a brief report.
One of the most recognized faces in biohacking, Josiah Zayner is the focus of the most recent edition of the New York Times’ Op-Docs series. “Gut Hack” chronicles his quest to alleviate his lifelong abdominal problems by killing the bacteria in his stomach and replacing it with microorganisms gleaned from an ‘ideal’ donor.
Curator Jasia Reichardt introduces the “Cybernetic Serendipity” exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in 1968.
Created at the Köln International School of Design and supervised by Prof. Andreas Muxel, Feedback Machines is a short student project that explores the concept of feedback loops, as an attempt to introduce students to physical computing as well as provide a perspective on the complex topic through experimental explorations.
Chicago-based artist, educator, and organizer Nick Briz peels back the veneer of the modern web browser and asks ‘how and why do we make internet art?’ in a new series of video essays.
Created by Hugo Arcier, Ghost City is a video installation reinterpreting the set of the very popular game Grand Theft Auto V. The spectator is plunged into an environment without any population using the camera’s front clipping plane as a tool to reveal structure hidden within GTA landscape.
Created by Regina Flores, Holobiont Urbanism is a research project that sets out to study, map, and visualize the microbiome of New York City, inviting participants to reimagine the city they live in as more than a vast metropolis, but rather as a complex and adaptive biological superstructure.
A consideration of systems and scale in Marina Zurkow’s “MORE&MORE (the invisible oceans)” and Rachel Rose’s “Everything & More,” exhibitions recently mounted at (respectively) bitforms and the Whitney Museum for American Art in NYC.
Created by Raven Kwok, Stickup is a code-based generative lyrics video he directed and programmed for the track Stickup by Karma Fields & MORTEN featuring Juliette Lewis.
Berlin-based Canadian artist Darsha Hewitt engages in an extended conversation with CAN about her new online video tutorial series dedicated to the Wurlitzer Side Man—the world’s oldest drum machine.
Created by François Quévillon, Waiting for Bárðarbunga is an installaton made of hundreds of video sequences which are presented according to a probabilistic system influenced by real-time sensor information coming from the computer that displays them.
Gary James Joynes’ “Broken Sound” is an immersive video installation that ‘builds a world’ out of the frazzled remnants of speaker coils he destroyed through his ongoing cymatics research.