Art Machines 2 - DïaloG

Ars Electronica 2021 - Garden Thessaloniki

Ars Electronica is one of the biggest new media art festivals in the world. MindSpaces will be part of Ars Electronica Festival of 2021 with activities related to its technologies, digital artists and artists in residency.Thessaloniki Garden will host the MindSpaces project, funded by the European HORIZON2020-STARTS program.

MindSpaces Garden will host a) a teaser of an upcoming exhibition showcasing the research of the Open Call artists in collaboration with the technical partners of the MindSpaces consortium b) the ZHA Workplaces.AI interactive app, which allows each user to generate their own workplace environments by manipulating design parameters to simulate how a crowd of workplace “agents” behaves within it and experience it immersively and, c) an online meet-up that will bring together the artists and architects of the MindSpaces consortium.

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Ars Electronica 2021 will take place from 8-12 of September 2021. Learn more about the events in the following link:

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Art Machines 2 - DïaloG

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DïaloG, the First Aliens' Encounter

MindSpaces project participated in the Art Gallery of the International Symposium of Art Machines 2 . Art Machines 2 is 5-day symposium on the topic of Machine Learning and Art between 10-14 Jun 2021. The symposium was presented by School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

Within the framework of the Art Machines 2 Symposium, the Art Gallery acts as a spatial condition, a field in which artworks are not seen on their own or showcased in a vacuum devoid of meaning and critical perspective. Instead, Art Gallery brings together 27 artworks to form a context in which art is evolving and through which we can articulate further frames of understanding. This context, therefore, allows us to establish a new and more advanced discourse, one based less on stylistic mannerisms or medium, and more on how essential cultural questions and societal concerns can be re-evaluated and re-articulated through the lenses of emerging technologies and computational tools.

 

MindSpaces participated in the Art Machines 2 Exhibition with the project of DïaloG. DïaloG is an artwork created by MindSpaces artists Maurice Benayoun and Refik Anadol and the contribution of the MindSpaces project.

 


DïaloG
The first Aliens’ encounter
2021

by Refik Anadol and Maurice Benayoun

Public art interactive installation,
Size to be adapted to the venue (usually 2-4m/screen).
2 Video displays (projection or LED screens) Sensors, AI, real-time generative graphics, behavioral design, voice recognition, text generation, sound.

Production: MoBen, Analog Native, Neuro-Design Lab, ACIM, SCM, CityU HK, MindSpaces S+T+Arts European Program, and MindSpaces HK, RGC HK

Première indoor for ART MACHINES 2 conference and exhibition,
June 10-20 2020,
School of Creative Media, Creative Media Center, CityUniversity of Hong Kon
Curators Tobias Klein, and Carlos Rodrigo.

DïaloG is an interactive urban media art installation exploring the themes of alterity, strangeness, and immigration, in a performative way. The work presents two pieces that are at the same time artworks and aliens. They are confronted to a new environment where they don’t belong to… yet. They will have to adapt their language, build common knowledge, integrating all new artifacts and natural phenomena that constitute now their environment. This includes the other living beings moving around them, and, eventually, they will have to understand each other. While we use the concept of language very broadly to include speech, performance, gesture, utterance, and even data, we focus on strangeness from an ontological perspective, trying to mark a terrain of possibilities for the intersection of interpersonal and digital experiences in the urban sphere. MoBen and Refik Anadol take the notion of “dia-logos” (through-word, through speech) embedded in the etymological roots of the word “dialogue”, more understood as an informational thread processed through an iterative feedback loop between perception, and expression, and push it to a level of transactional complexity activating the potential difference between virtuality and visuality. In this way, we aim to create a unique, site-specific language between each of both works we are presenting as living entities and their unknown public, and also, between our works that are initially alien to each other – a language of unexpected and indefinable machine expressions that adapt themselves to the constant flow of data representing real-time environmental, societal, and human actions.

 

DïaloG is made of two “living” visual dynamic entities facing each other in the public space. They don’t look like the living beings we know. They don’t speak any language we know. They are aliens, strangers, immigrants. They are clearly – and desperately – trying to understand each other, to understand their new environment and their strange public. DïaloG reflects on the difficulty of building a mutual understanding beyond social and cultural differences. All that make living beings what they are: their morphology, their behavior, their ethology, and, beyond language, their cognitive functions make the laborious process of learning from strangeness and alterity a reality. Dotted with ever-growing perceptive and cognitive capacities, aware of its environment, the artwork is now able to adapt itself, to evolve and to communicate as would a more advanced living entity do. DïaloG tries to epitomize the emergence of the artwork as a subject, not only able to learn from its environment but also to dialogue with its public, and even, it may be a bigger challenge, trying to understand other artworks.

 

DïaloG will be on display until June 20 2021
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You can learn more about the event in the link below:

#mindspaceseu #mindspaces #startseu #horizon2020 #innovativedesign #VertigoStarts #science #artandtechnology #MauriceBenayoun #RefikAnadol #artmachines2 #symposium


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MindSpaces at Art Machines 2 Symposium

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Art Machines 2  International Symposium- MindSpaces

MindSpaces project will participate in the International Symposium of Art Machines 2. Art Machines 2 is  5-day symposium on the topic of Machine Learning and Art between 10-14 Jun 2021. The symposium is presented by School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

MindSpaces will participate with the project of DïaloG and keynotes from MindSpaces partners. DïaloG is an artwork created by MindSpaces artists Maurice Benayoun and Refik Anadol and the contribution of the MindSpaces project.

DïaloG is an ongoing exploration of the themes of adaptability and vagueness as they relate to the idea of encountering a language system that we define as unfamiliar or strange. DïaloG is made of two “living” visual dynamic entities facing each other in the public space.

You can learn more about the event and register in the link below:

Art Machines 2 Symposium

Dates: 10 – 14 June 2021

Organizer: School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

#mindspaceseu #mindspaces #startseu #horizon2020 #innovativedesign #VertigoStarts #science #artandtechnology #MauriceBenayoun #RefikAnadol #artmachines2 #symposium


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New Publication – Emanuel Gollob

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Robotics and AI -New Publication by resident artist Emanuel Gollob

MindSpaces resident artist Emanuel Gollob has published a new paper In CKGE_TMP_i Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction on February of 2021. The paper investigates the use of robotics and AI  to physically explore a space of aesthetic possibilities.

The details of the publication are:

Gollob, E., Mayer, M., Braumann, J. Using Robotics and A.I. to Physically Explore a Space of Aesthetic Possibilities: Defining a Physical Aesthetic Experience by the Targeted EEG Feedback of the Perceiver. In CKGE_TMP_i Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction CKGE_TMP_i ( CKGE_TMP_i TEI ’21 CKGE_TMP_i ). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, February 2021, Article 28, pp.1–8. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3430524.344064

You can find the paper in the link below:

ROBOTICS AI – EMANUEL GOLLOB

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Starts in Motion 2021 – Haseeb Ahmed

"Pneuma Inside and Out" selected for S+T+ARTS IN MOTION 2021

Haseeb Ahmed is an artist in residency in the MindSpaces project. His MindSpaces project, title Pneuma Inside and Out, was selected for this year S+T+ARTS IN MOTION round.

STARTS in MOTION has been designed as a key-steps path towards art-tech projects’ empowerment. During four months, the selected teams will be mentored on critical topics such as alternative business models, private and public funding opportunities, open and sustainable innovation, intellectual property and pitching. Our mentors will help them master the business side of their creative endeavors.

Through STARTS in MOTION, we will promote a greener and more sustainable economy, turned to the people, promoting diversity and respectful to the environment. We will support artists whose critical, aesthetic and visionary perspectives push the boundaries of technology and have the potential to change the shape of the economy of the future.

Read more about the S+T+ARTS IN MOTION program in the link below:

S+T_ARTS IN MOTION 2021

#mindspaceseu #mindspaces #startseu #horizon2020 #innovativedesign #VertigoStarts #science #artandtechnology #HaseebAhmed #startsinmotion


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MindSpaces Ars Electronica 2020 Presence

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MindSpaces in Ars Electronica 2020

MindSpaces was part of the Ars Electronica Festival 2020, one of the biggest new media arts festivals in the world. As a remote and hybrid event this year, Ars Electronica consisted of various events, talks and symposiums around the world. MindSpaces consortium presented the project and its technologies during Garden Thessaloniki. MindSpaces consortium partners and artists also participated in talks and events during the festival.

 

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Garden Thessaloniki

MindSpaces Garden hosted the MindSpaces project, funded by the European HORIZON2020-STARTS program. To encourage collaboration between research projects and artists, STARTS funded residencies for artists at technology institutions and for scientists and technologists at artists’ studios.

Ars Electronica Garden Thessaloniki hosted pre-recorded interviews of the six artists selected from the Open Calls, a pre-recorded demonstration of the MindSpaces platform, and a live demonstration of the DïaloG project held by the consortium’s digital artists Maurice Benayoun and Refik Anadol.

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Public Symposium: Why and how artworks feel?

A research presentation and panel discussion moderated by MindSpaces consortium partner and artist Maurice Benayoun. Key contributors to MindSpaces EU and MindSpaces HK presented their research in the framework of Horizon2020 MindSpaces/S+T+Arts research project.

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Hybrid Experiences: A Journey with Tangible Media Group

This tour took us to Garden Cambridge, Milan and Thessaloniki, as Tangible Media Group, MEET Digital Culture Center and European project MindSpaces gave us an insight into their projects working with VR, multi-sensing technologies and telepresence. Artists, researchers and scientists took a deep dive into their practice and unique perspectives of creating hybrid experiences between physical and digital space.
This event was a colaboration between Tangible Media Group (US), MEET Digital Culture Center (IT) and MindSpaces (INT).

Hybrid Experiences

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An immersion in Refik Anadol's universe

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"Using AI to speculate a future that belongs to all of us": An Immersion in Refik Anadol's universe

One thing sure is that Refik Anadol is incredibly talented and S+T+ARTS is very proud to count his studio as partner of MindSpaces, whose central objective is to create the tools and develop the solutions for adaptive and inclusive spaces that dynamically adapt to emotional, aesthetical and societal responses of end users, creating functionally and emotionally appealing architectural design.

Read more about the S+T+ARTS program and Refik’s work  it in the link below:

An immersion in Refik Anadol’s universe

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Joao Martinho Moura - Medium Post

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Participation in Ars Electronica 2020

Joao Martinho Moura is a media artist and an artist in residence for the MindSpaces project. In his recent Medium post he showcases his participation in Ars Electronica Festival 2020. Read more about it in the link below:

Participation in Ars Electronica 2020 | Joao Martinho Moura

#mindspaceseu #mindspaces #startseu #horizon2020 #innovativedesign#VertigoStarts #science #artandtechnology #residency #ArsElectronica2020 #JoaoMartinhoMoura #mediart


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Public Symposium: Why and how artworks feel?

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Public Symposium: Why and how artworks feel?

 

Research presentation and Panel Discussion

Moderator: Maurice BENAYOUN

Available on 9 -13 September 2020, Wed-Sun.

Key contributors to MindSpaces EU and MindSpaces HK will present their research in the framework of Horizon2020 MindSpaces/S+T+Arts research project.

This event is part of Ars Electronica 2020.

 

#mindspaceseu #mindspaces #startseu #horizon2020  #science #artandtechnology #ArsElectronica2020 #arselectronica #mauricebenayoun

Public Symposium Ars Electronica page

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Hybrid Experiences: A Journey with Tangible Media Group

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Hybrid Experiences: A Journey with Tangible Media Group

MindSpaces and MEET Digital Culture Center

Tangible Media Group (US), MEET Digital Culture Center (IT), MindSpaces (INT)

This tour takes us to Garden Cambridge, Milan and Thessaloniki, as Tangible Media Group, MEET Digital Culture Center and European project MindSpaces give us an insight into their projects working with VR, multisensing technologies and telepresence. Artists, researchers and scientists take a deep dive into their practice and unique perspectives of creating hybrid experiences between physical and digital space.

 

Friday Sep 11, 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (UTC +2)

This event is part of Ars Electronica 2020.

#mindspaceseu #mindspaces #startseu #horizon2020  #science #artandtechnology #ArsElectronica2020 #arselectronica 

Hybrid Experiences page