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Thursday, September 10
 

10:00am PDT

Opening Remarks | The Grid: Exposure - Art + Tech + Policy Days
Speakers
avatar for Clara Blume

Clara Blume

Curatorial Co-Director, The Grid: Exposure
Clara Blume, PhD is Deputy Director and Head of Art, Science, and Technology at Open Austria, the Austrian Consulate and innovation office in Silicon Valley. She curates and promotes artistic projects at the intersection of art + tech while bridging Austria with the innovation ecosystem... Read More →


Thursday September 10, 2020 10:00am - 10:15am PDT
YouTube

10:15am PDT

Blurring Borders between Art, Tech + Policy: Envisioning the Grid's Future
The worlds of art, technology and policy are often understood as distinct enterprises with their own codes, ethics, and practices. Technologies, however, are not simply artifacts, but dynamic systems entwined with culture and politics. While institutional allegiances and disciplinary investments might obscure this entanglement, the stakes are shared - and they are high. Gathering leaders from the sectors of art, technology and policy who have worked to cross these disciplinary boundaries, this discussion represents the Grid’s commitment to bridge international and intercultural differences between the US and EU. It names their shared stakes and seeks a common language grounded in the efforts of those already working at these intersections. With these alliances, how might we build a more inclusive future? Staging the kinds of interdisciplinary conversation and collaboration that animate the Grid, this panel explores how we might overcome siloed thinking to shape artistic innovation and technological development for the benefit of all.

Moderators
avatar for Vanessa Chang

Vanessa Chang

Curatorial Co-Director, The Grid: Exposure
As a curator, writer, scholar, and educator, Vanessa Chang builds communities and conversations about art, technology, and human bodies. She holds a Ph.D. in Modern Thought & Literature from Stanford University, and teaches in the Visual & Critical Studies program at California College... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Linda Doyle

Linda Doyle

Dean of Research/Professor of Engineering and the Arts, Trinity College Dublin
Professor Linda Doyle is the VP of Research /Dean of Research and Professor of Engineering and TheArts in Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. She was the founder Director of CONNECT anational research centre, co-funded by SFI and industry, focused on future networks... Read More →
avatar for Evi Fuelle

Evi Fuelle

Advisor, Digital Economy Policy, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
As part of the DG CNECT team in Washington, D.C., Evi Fuelle works with the Minister-Counsellor for Digital Economy Policy to develop and facilitate key stakeholder engagement strategies in D.C., Brussels, the Bay Area and elsewhere. Prior to this, she served as Senior Manager, Member... Read More →
avatar for Joyce Grimm

Joyce Grimm

Chief Curator, Adobe/Festival of the Impossible
Chief Curator of FOI - 2016- PresentEvery year, the Festival of the Impossible reinvents the concept of an interactive exhibition. We showcase cutting edge technology with thought provoking art pieces- fusing art and technology by using a conceptual backbone.I was the co-founder and owner of Triple Base Gallery, which was a cornerstone for internationally... Read More →
avatar for Veronika Liebl

Veronika Liebl

Director of European Cooperation, Organization and Finance, Ars Electronica
Veronika Liebl is currently Director of European Cooperation, Organization and Finance at the department Festival/Prix/Exhibitions of Ars Electronica. She studied economic and business science at Johannes Kepler University in Linz (graduated in 2010) with study visits at Harvard University... Read More →
avatar for Ilana Lipsett

Ilana Lipsett

Senior Program Manager, Institute for the Future
Ilana Lipsett is a community design strategist whose work uses participatory design and community engagement to inform future-focused policy, economic, and international development. Ilana works to create public engagement opportunities for cities, developers, NGO’s, and creative... Read More →


Thursday September 10, 2020 10:15am - 11:30am PDT
YouTube

11:00am PDT

Voidopolis
VOIDOPOLIS is a retelling of Dante's Inferno, informed by the grim experience of wandering through NYC during a pandemic. The text, made only with words that do not contain the letter "E, " is an example of synthetic language, composed in collaboration with a modified AI text generating tool. The images are created by ‘wiping’ humans from stock photography. The narrative unfolds on Instagram over 40-ish posts, a digital performance meant to culminate in loss: once the story is complete, it will be deleted forever. VOIDOPOLIS offers a way of practicing the act of forgetting that it was ever made. Its omissions speak to loss—of time, of sickened people—and by itself ultimately disappearing, makes a case for the collective amnesia that emerges from trauma.

For Exposure, new episodes of VOIDOPOLIS are being exhibited on https://www.instagram.com/codame/ over the entire week, from 7 September through 13 September. Check in everyday at 11am for new episodes.

Artists
avatar for Kat Mustatea

Kat Mustatea

Kat Mustatea is an imagination engine whose tech-native storytelling stretches theater into the digital age. She has written plays in which people turn into lizards, a woman has a sexual relationship with a swan, and a one-eyed cyclops tries to fit into Manhattan society by getting... Read More →

Content Partners
avatar for CODAME ART+TECH

CODAME ART+TECH

CODAME sparks visionaries at their playful workshops and inclusive ART+TECH Festival, running since 2010. These inspiring experiences highlight the creativity in all aspects of life. To support artists CODAME offers artwork for sale and provides potent art programming to (remote... Read More →


Thursday September 10, 2020 11:00am - Sunday September 13, 2020 12:00pm PDT
Instagram

11:30am PDT

How to Effervesce in a Public, Private Space with Strangers with Heidi Boisvert and Andersmith
Separate, individual ticket is required for this limited seat experience. Register now!

Blur the lines between intimate and public spaces with Andersmith & Heidi Boisvert as they guide you through collaborative art-making with strangers… all from the comfort of your chair, couch, or bathtub.

Playing in the space between physical and virtual mediation, you will embark on the absurdity of social choreography in human interaction. Together, you gather to rethread the social fabric: devise new gesture vocabularies, bring along physical and emotional keepsakes and connect to the sonic texture of the human voice.

While attempts to reenter the public space are happening in fits and starts, many collective rituals are absent, and our individual identities remain atomized. Let us co-create shared survival mechanisms through everyday gestures to build collective effervescence.

But in our attempts at effervescence, let us not forget that the camera captures all.

Artists
avatar for Andersmith

Andersmith

Andersmith is an LA-based multidisciplinary collaboration that brings together movement, theater, and music to create work that deals with the quotidian and the extraordinary, the body and effort, and the blurred line between what is real and the absurd. Led by Arletta Anderson and... Read More →
avatar for Heidi Boisvert

Heidi Boisvert

Heidi Boisvert is an artist, scientist and creative technologist. She designs expanded reality and transmedia storytelling experiences, and also devises networked dance and theatre using biocreative technology.She co-founded XTH, an open-source biowearable startup, and after creating... Read More →

Content Partners
avatar for ZERO1

ZERO1

ZERO1 is a nonprofit arts organization that aims to address complex social challenges by producing community-driven new media and digital art projects. We believe that artistic experimentation with emergent technologies inspires novel creative strategies and broadens our critical... Read More →


Thursday September 10, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Zoom
 
Friday, September 11
 

10:00am PDT

Postcards from the Future: Collective Visions of Resilience with Gabriel Kaprielian (Part 1)
Separate, individual ticket is required for this limited seat experience. Register now!

This session poses the question, "What is your vision for a resilient future?" Participants will be asked to travel to a time and place in the future and send a postcard to themselves or a loved one. What will a postcard in the future be like? We will focus on the convergence of art and technology, utilizing virtual platforms as tools for collaboration and engagement. The first engagement will demonstrate how to create and use virtual and augmented reality applications. The second engagement will focus on sharing the postcard interfaces of each participant and having reflective conversations.

Artists
avatar for Gabriel Kaprielian

Gabriel Kaprielian

Gabriel Kaprielian is an artist, designer, and educator whose work explores the interconnected relationship of the built and natural environment to inform more resilient and livable cities. Gabriel utilizes emergent technologies in mapping, data visualization, digital fabrication... Read More →

Content Partners
avatar for ZERO1

ZERO1

ZERO1 is a nonprofit arts organization that aims to address complex social challenges by producing community-driven new media and digital art projects. We believe that artistic experimentation with emergent technologies inspires novel creative strategies and broadens our critical... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT

10:00am PDT

Workshop: Six Hats for Collective Creativity
Separate, individual ticket is required for this limited seat experience. Register now!

Learn how to separate thinking into six clear functions and roles represented by symbolic "Thinking Hats." By mentally wearing and switching hats, participants can easily focus or redirect thoughts, the conversations and the solutions. Understand the strengths, weaknesses, and your affinity for the different hats to level up your problem solving skills!

https://zoom.us/j/96306599108?pwd=YjMwNHFFZ29JTFEvaFQ4L2ozaWhLZz09

Meeting ID: 963 0659 9108
Passcode: 740953




Artists
avatar for Mobina Nouri

Mobina Nouri

Mobina Nouri is a cross-disciplinary scholar and artist who is currently living and working in San Francisco. Working across a variety of media, Nouri mines her country’s tradition of storytelling. She often turns to Persia’s philosophies and mysticism to contemplate and reconsider... Read More →
avatar for Shaghayegh Cyrous

Shaghayegh Cyrous

Shaghayegh Cyrous is an Iranian-American artist and curator currently living and working in the bay area. Her work has dealt with cross-cultural communication and translation, addressing predicaments of estrangement and distance caused by political and cultural power dynamics. She... Read More →

Content Partners
avatar for CODAME ART+TECH

CODAME ART+TECH

CODAME sparks visionaries at their playful workshops and inclusive ART+TECH Festival, running since 2010. These inspiring experiences highlight the creativity in all aspects of life. To support artists CODAME offers artwork for sale and provides potent art programming to (remote... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Zoom

11:00am PDT

Arts Funding Ecosystems: US vs EU
The US and EU have complementary but divergent funding ecosystems, creating unique cultures of media arts practice in both areas. How does private vs public funding affect the artistic communities and kinds of work produced? What can we learn from the unique features of differing funding systems?

Moderators
avatar for Maria Jenson (US)

Maria Jenson (US)

Creative & Executive Director, SOMArts
Maria Jenson is the Executive Director of SOMArts Cultural Center. Prior to joining SOMArts, Maria was a key member of the External Relations team managing the reopening of SFMOMA following the museum’s $300 million dollar expansion. At SFMOMA, she worked across departments and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Camille Baker (UK)

Camille Baker (UK)

S+T+ARTS Representative, University for Creative Arts
Dr. Camille Baker is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and researcher with a background in digital and electronic art and design, working across creative digital disciplines. Baker’s digital media practices and experience includes making, teaching, and curating, with a background... Read More →
avatar for Tina Vaz (US)

Tina Vaz (US)

Head, Artist in Residence and Analog Research Lab, Facebook
Tina Vaz is a brand strategist, storyteller and executive with a dynamic background in art and culture, architecture and design, and public and social media. As Head of Facebook’s Artist in Residence and Analog Research Lab programs, Vaz oversees a global commissioning, design... Read More →
avatar for Gian Pablo Villamil

Gian Pablo Villamil

Development Director, NTT Disruption
Gian Pablo Villamil has worked in the tech industry since late 1980s, in Europe, Asia and the US. For the past 14 years he has worked in bringing to life many projects that connnect art and technology. At NTT Disruption he is helping connect the art, design and tech communities for... Read More →
avatar for Gitte Zschoch (BE)

Gitte Zschoch (BE)

Director, EUNIC - EU National Institutes for Culture
Gitte Zschoch has been Director of EUNIC, the network of the EU National Institutes for Culture, since 2018, where she is responsible for managing a network of 36 members with 120 representations worldwide. Her work focuses on advocating a prominent role of culture in EU international... Read More →

Content Partners
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Gray Area

Gray Area is San Francisco's premier cultural hub catalyzing creative action for social transformation – applying art, science, technology, and the humanities toward the world’s complex challenges. We ​operate the historic Grand Theater in San Francisco's Mission District, generating... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
YouTube

12:00pm PDT

Life During (and After) Covid-19 - Artistic Strategies and Breakthrough Responses
The current global pandemic has had a debilitating effect for arts institutions, collaborative endeavours and audience involvement. Watching yet another Facebook Live streaming video taking place in someone's bedroom or living room has a limited scope. What are some innovative solutions that organizations have developed since the pandemic started? How can creative technologic solutions lead us from 'Zoomification' to true engagement involving artists, audiences, and collaborations across distance networks? When the pandemic ends, what will we be left with? Is this the end of travel as we know it? Will the current solution be temporary, or permanent? This panel explores recent developments in artistic breakthroughs to these vexing challenges.

co-hosted by EUNIC NY and ThoughtWorks Arts

Moderators
avatar for Ellen Pearlmann

Ellen Pearlmann

Director, ThoughtWorks Arts
Dr. Ellen Pearlman  is a New York based media artist, curator, writer and critic. She is a Senior Research Assistant Professor at RISEBA University in Riga, Latvia. Ellen is the Director of ThoughtWorks Arts, a global research and innovation lab that includes the well regarded ThoughtWorks... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Maurer

Kristina Maurer

Senior Producer European Cooperation, Ars Electronica
Kristina Maurer is a cultural producer, curator and researcher with a background in Cultural Studies,Media and Art Theory. Based at Ars Electronica in Linz, AT, she develops exhibitions at the nexus of art, society and technology and works together with artists, universities and scientific... Read More →
avatar for Mattie Barber-Bockelman

Mattie Barber-Bockelman

Programs & Projects Manager, CultureHub
Mattie Barber-Bockelman is a theatre artist based in New York City where she is the Programs and Productions Manager of CultureHub in New York City, a global art and technology community founded by La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and the Seoul Institute of the Arts. She has performed... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Weaver

Sarah Weaver

Director, NowNet Arts
Sarah Weaver is a New York-based contemporary composer, conductor, and technologist working internationally as a specialist in Network Music. Weaver has composed solo, chamber, and large ensemble works for groundbreaking musicians for over twenty years, integrating influences of jazz... Read More →
avatar for Michael De Cock

Michael De Cock

Artistic Head, Royal Flemish Theatre
Michael De Cock (1972), the artistic head of the KVS, is an author, director and actor. He has a degree in Romance Languages and Literature, wrote his thesis on the theatre of Nathalie Sarraute and graduated with great distinction. After this he trained as an actor at the Conservatoire... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT

1:30pm PDT

Incredible Insights From Art Visualized with Tableau
Explore how the world’s leading visual analytics platform is a forum for expression and inspiration by bringing together the worlds of data and art. Join Tableau experts as they walk through the opportunities for expression, understanding, and community-building of visualized data. The conversation will include discussion of pieces that emerged from working alongside traditional creatives, and those that emerged from the search for voices and insights. Take away a valuable understanding of how shifting the lens on data can wield incredible insights and deliver shareable experiences. Learn more about Tableau’s free data visualization software: public.tableau.com

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://salesforce.zoom.us/j/61714848183?pwd=QTA3U2FzM1A3QzQrNWErVkVxakFVUT09

Password: 507529

Speakers
avatar for Judit Bekker

Judit Bekker

Data Visualization Designer, Starschema Ltd.
Judit is a Data Visualization Designer specialized in working with Tableau and Adobe Illustrator - but not exclusively. Her passion is mixing data analysis and graphics with UI/UX design. In 2020 she was selected as a Tableau Public Ambassador.
avatar for Andy Cotgreave

Andy Cotgreave

Technical Evangelism Director, Tableau
I've been working in data and analytics for 15 yrs and am passionate that data visualization is as important for creative people as it is for analysts.


Friday September 11, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
Zoom

1:30pm PDT

Echolocation
When San Francisco-based electro-acoustic composer George Hurd began work on "Echolocation", he was looking for a way to interpret the emotions and experiences gleaned from extensive travels across the globe, both for work and for pleasure. Since 2017's acclaimed ensemble album "Navigation Without Numbers", Hurd has been expertly fusing classical music with elements of experimental electronic music, sound design and ambient, but "Echolocation" was different - it was more personal.

"My family never traveled and I grew up haunted by the idea of the massive and mysterious world out there," he explained to Arts4All [http://arts4all.org/about/news-blog/george-hurd-echolocation] last year. "I wander places I’ve never been, searching for those perfect sounds - anything unusual and unique that you can’t find anywhere else. The end result is a musical representation of a location that is both artistic and literal, bringing the place itself into the music." Hurd translated these ideas and inspirations into a project that was too big to be contained on one record or a single performance. "Echolocation" is instead an ongoing project, a subscription series that has so far resulted in seven discrete pieces of work, picking apart the sonic landscapes of Oslo, Lisbon, Munich, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Zambujeira do Mar and San Francisco. The project is continuing with soon-to-be-released works based on Barcelona, Berlin, Yosemite, Paris, Brussels and Chicago.

In 2020, COVID-19 has made travel risky and expensive if it's even logistically possible at all. But rather than scrapping the project, Hurd has instead explored ways of interpreting distant places without lamenting his loss of mobility. So "Echolocation" has been reconfigured to recapture a distant nomadic feeling, recalling locations and feelings that, for the moment at least, are just out of reach. Hurd has turned his process inward, examining the nostalgia we experience when reflecting on a lifetime of people, places, sights, smells and sounds. He plans to leave the USA imminently for a move to Europe, so the project has taken on even more personal resonance for Hurd, who will use these artistic reflections as a way to say goodbye to the places he has loved and called home for so many years.

The evolution of the project makes sense for Hurd, who has plenty of experience working on narrative projects. In 2017 he released a soundtrack to the documentary "Chernobyl: Two Days in the Exclusion Zone", and has written extensively for podcasts and film, with music featured on hit CIA mystery podcast "Wind of Change" and "Running from Cops", a podcast investigating the longest-running reality TV show in history: COPS. Fittingly, Hurd has expanded "Echolocation" into an immersive experience using large LED screens that will display footage he collected while traveling cut together with archival material and digitally-designed graphics. COVID-19 may have grounded us for the time being, but art prevails and its power to inspire and remind us of the expansive world outside our four walls has never been more evident.


Editorial: John Twells

Artists
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George Hurd

George Hurd is a San Francisco-based composer whose work focuses on classical composition, electronic music, and the endlessly fascinating world where they intersect. He heads The Hurd Ensemble, an electro-acoustic chamber group made up of some of the Bay Area’s best musicians, dedicated to performing his compositions for variable-sized chamber ensemble and electronics. His work often fixates on the role of memory and location in music, using electronic sounds that are... Read More →

Content Partners
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MUTEK.SF

MUTEK San Francisco was formed in 2018 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination and development of digital creativity in sound, music, and audio-visual art. Launched over 20 years ago by its namesake festival in Montreal. The flagship MUTEK Festival currently... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
YouTube
 
Saturday, September 12
 

8:30am PDT

AI x MUSIC FESTIVAL | Opening Ceremony
Opening Remarks by 
Gerfried Stocker, Artistic Director, Ars Electronica

Roberto Viola, Director-General, DG CONNECT (Directorate General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology), European Commission


Saturday September 12, 2020 8:30am - 9:00am PDT
YouTube

9:00am PDT

CNMAT (UC Berkeley) live streaming concert // AI x MUSIC Festival Opening Ceremony
CNMAT live streaming concert AI x MUSIC Festival Opening
The Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)
University of California, Berkeley
 
WAVEGUIDE - 2017 - percussion, distributed audio and electronics (9 min.)
            Music composition and performance by Andrew Blanton
            Text by Yvette Granata
            Composition and software by Andrew Blanton
            Special thanks to Neal Riley for technical support.
 
CORAIL - version 2020 - improvising saxophonist and interactive computer system (9 min.)
          Composition and computer environment design by Edmund Campion, Director, CNMAT
            Tenor Saxophone by Steve Adams
            Software contributions by Manuel Poletti, Matthew Wright, Edmund Campion (and a host of others)
 
This concert is being streamed live from the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) and made possible by CNMAT Researcher and Technical Director, Jeremy Wagner 
 
 
PROGRAM NOTES:    
 
WAVEGUIDE is an attempt to draw a critical reflection on the growing dependence on networked computation, the new interconnected nature of our artificially intelligent cultural reality and intervene in this newfound intimacy with the glossy black panes of glass. The work was initially conceived to send data from drums on the stage, to a remote server, and back through the audience's cell phones in real time, using the networked infrastructure of the internet as a resonant body for the drums. But in light of the ongoing pandemic, the work uses the infrastructure of the internet to perform through the audience's browsers as they watch the screened performance from remote locations via live video and interactive webpage. Still using the internet as a resonant body, the work creates a multi-headed virtual sound sculpture, connecting the audience and performer in that third virtual space.

CORAIL (Coral) is performed by an improvising saxophonist who interacts with a computer system simply by playing his instrument.  The computer extracts fine details of gesture, pitch, dynamics, durations and silences, then transforms the data into an oceanic sound space. Constrained and guided by the ocean of sound, the soloist is instructed to seek a balance within the environment.  The musician learns to play through playing, and together with the computer-generated responses establishes a feedback and feedforward eco-system. The oceanic sound can be turbulent, but the soloist is instructed to work with the computer as a partner, not an adversary. The musical score for CORAIL consists of a number of "flight training" exercises designed to help the soloist learn to interact without destroying a fragile relationship. It is very easy for any player to create chaos within this system, but a great saxophonist like Steve Adams is able to find beautiful design and that is the goal. The piece is dedicated to John Campion.

Artists
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Andrew Blanton

Composer, Performer, and PhD Candidate, CNMAT, UC Berkeley
Andrew Blanton is a PhD student in music composition at the University of California Berkeley. His work has been performed and presented around the world in venues such as Google Cultural Lab in Paris, The University of Brasilia, The City University of Hong Kong, and STEIM Amsterdam... Read More →
avatar for Edmund Campion

Edmund Campion

Director, CNMAT, UC Berkeley
Edmund Campion’s music explores relationships between sound and space—creations that often involve the careful mixing of acoustic instruments with emerging computer technologies. In 1993, he was selected to work at IRCAM (Paris) where he composed the piece Losing Touch, a mainstay... Read More →
avatar for Steve Adams

Steve Adams

Composer + Performer on saxophones, flutes and electronics, CNMAT, UC Berkeley
Steve Adams is active both as a composer and a performer on saxophones, flutes and electronics. Steve is best known as a member of the Rova Saxophone Quartet, with whom he has played for over thirty years and released more than thirty recordings. Rova has been called "one of the most... Read More →

Content Partners
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CNMAT

CNMAT is dedicated to multidisciplinary research and the creative use of sound, linking the concert hall to the laboratory. Our center creates new works of music/art as well as researches, builds and distributes software tools that resonate strongly with the AI and Music theme. The... Read More →
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AI x MUSIC Festival

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ARS ELECTRONICA 2020 "IN KEPLER'S GARDEN"Ars Electronica 2020 addresses the current feeling of uncertainty about how the Corona crisis will shape us as individuals, as societies, and as humanity. The festival focuses on two tensions: AUTONOMY and DEMOCRACY as well... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Zoom

9:30am PDT

Taming Tech: Delivering a Global Framework for Humane Technology Through Art, Tech, and Policy
In this panel discussion, a group of policy makers, technologists, and artists from Europe, California, and Silicon Valley will debate the findings of Taming Tech, an initiative that brings artists, technologists and politicians from both sides of the Atlantic together. The goal is to find a new global framework that can address some of the downsides of emerging technologies that impact our human dignity (“human downgrading”), without ignoring their potential benefit.

In Partnership with:

Center for Humane Technology
STARTS
EU Delegation
BOZAR
Ars Electronica
Open Austria

Moderators
avatar for Martin Rauchbauer

Martin Rauchbauer

Austrian Tech Ambassador, Open Austria

Speakers
avatar for Bill Dodd

Bill Dodd

State Senator, California State Senate
Senator Dodd has served in the California State Senate since 2016, where he serves as chair of the Senate Committee on Governmental Organization. Sen. Dodd coauthored the California Consumer Privacy Act and other laws dealing with data privacy, security, consumer protection and media... Read More →
avatar for Primavera de Filippi

Primavera de Filippi

Artist and Research Fellow, Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society
Primavera De Filippi is a Researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research in Paris, and Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. Former member of the Global Future Council on Blockchain Technologies at the World Economic Forum, she... Read More →
avatar for Casper Klynge

Casper Klynge

Vice President, European Government Affairs, Microsoft
Now Vice President of European Government Affairs at Microsoft, Casper Klynge served as Denmark’s Tech Ambassador in Silicon Valley. Prior to this role he was Ambassador of Denmark to Indonesia, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea & ASEAN and to the Republic of Cyprus.  Prior to that... Read More →
avatar for Eva Maydell

Eva Maydell

MEP, European Parliament
Eva Maydell represents Bulgaria’s GERB and the European People’s Party in the European Parliament since July 2014. She is a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), as well as the trade delegations to Japan and the United States. She is also a substitute... Read More →
avatar for Aza Raskin

Aza Raskin

Co-Founder, Center for Humane Technology
Aza is the cofounder of Earth Species Project, an open-source collaborative nonprofit dedicated to decoding animal communication. He is also the co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology and is the co-host for the popular podcast Your Undivided Attention. Trained as a mathematician... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
YouTube

10:00am PDT

Workshop: Sketching Worlds in 360
Separate, individual ticket is required for this limited seat experience. Register now!

Bring worlds of your imagination to life by sketching them out on 360 spherical panoramas! Use a digital or analog workflows to explore drawing on a equirectangular grid. Participants will visit each other's immersive images through standard web apps or VR devices (including cardboard).

This workshop will start your journey in learning how to create 360 degree panoramic sketches using whatever drawing medium that you like.
Plan on having whatever option you chose ready to use at the start of the workshop.

Workshop Options:

  1. Paper Equirectangular Grid + digital camera or your mobile phone
  2. Any drawing app that supports layers (like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fresco, Paint.net, ProCreate, etc)
  3. The Sketch 360 app that I built
We will cover:
  • Understanding the equirectangular projection
  • Metadata workflow
  • Viewing & sharing sketches
  • 360 sketch videos
  • We will have ample time to construct and iterate on our 360 sketches with a hands-on (via Zoom desktop sharing) workshop

360 sketching is useful for a variety of people
  • Architects
  • VR designers
  • Urban sketchers
  • 3D game designers
  • 360 video storyboard artists
  • Illustrators and artists

Artists
avatar for Michael Scherotter

Michael Scherotter

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Corp.
I am a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft working with media and entertainment companies. Educated as an architect, I've made my career in software development where I have a passion for combining technologies in creative ways. I have been an avid urban sketcher for thirty years... Read More →

Content Partners
avatar for CODAME ART+TECH

CODAME ART+TECH

CODAME sparks visionaries at their playful workshops and inclusive ART+TECH Festival, running since 2010. These inspiring experiences highlight the creativity in all aspects of life. To support artists CODAME offers artwork for sale and provides potent art programming to (remote... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT

10:30am PDT

AIxMusic: The Sound of You
The Sound of You is part of Sonami’s Magnetic Memories series, which expands on the use of her Spring Spyre. With SUE-C on live video processing.

After 25 years performing with her iconic lady’s glove, Sonami's attention turned to Machine Learning and its application to performance. In 2012 she created the Spring Spyre. The instrument uses ML (Rebecca Fiebrink's Wekinator) for the manipulation of real time audio synthesis.

Sonami’s intention was to “train the system to never learn” so it would be left exploring synthesis terrains of various spans. Sonami can adjust what she refers to as the “predictability index” by controlling the roaming parameters in ML.

The Sound of You is a reflection on our current conditions where "live” is relegated behind the screen; “latency” becomes a space for emergence, and absence an echo…

Artists
avatar for Laetitia Sonami

Laetitia Sonami

Laetitia Sonami is a sound artist, performer and researcher.Sonami's sound performances, live-­film collaborations and sound installations focus on issues of presence and participation. She has devised new gestural controllers for performance and applies new technologies and appropriated... Read More →
avatar for SUE-C

SUE-C

Sue Slagle (stage name SUE-C) is a video and light artist working at the intersection of creative coding and live performance. For the past 18 years she has created handmade videos and live media performances, traveling extensively in the USA and internationally. Her works challenge... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am PDT

11:00am PDT

AI x LITERATURE: Poetry Is a Machine
How does the algorithmic contour the lyrical? Nearly a century ago, William Carlos Williams declared, “A poem is a small (or large) machine made out of words.” As artificial intelligence becomes a writing tool, his words take on a new resonance. Some critics of algorithmic literature decry the incursion of automation into this essentially human creative practice. Yet there is a long history of literature composed by, with, and for machines, from Ramon Llull’s combinatorial mysticism in the 13th century to Pāṇini’s pioneering work in generative grammar to the avant-garde poetry of Dada and OuLiPo. With an eye on this history, and one on the future, this panel examines the intersection of code with literary language, the computational remaking of one our earliest mnemonic technologies, and the algorithmic resurrection of style.  


Moderators
avatar for Clara Blume

Clara Blume

Curatorial Co-Director, The Grid: Exposure
Clara Blume, PhD is Deputy Director and Head of Art, Science, and Technology at Open Austria, the Austrian Consulate and innovation office in Silicon Valley. She curates and promotes artistic projects at the intersection of art + tech while bridging Austria with the innovation ecosystem... Read More →
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Vanessa Chang

Curatorial Co-Director, The Grid: Exposure
As a curator, writer, scholar, and educator, Vanessa Chang builds communities and conversations about art, technology, and human bodies. She holds a Ph.D. in Modern Thought & Literature from Stanford University, and teaches in the Visual & Critical Studies program at California College... Read More →

Speakers
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Bryan McCann

Cofounder | CTO, Stealth AI Startup
Previously, I was a Lead Research Scientist at Salesforce Research in Palo Alto where I worked on Deep Learning and its applications to Natural Language Processing. My job was mostly to advance the field of NLP and make difficult new directions seem possible and worthwhile to others... Read More →
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Andrew Piper

Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, McGill University
I am the director of .txtlab, a laboratory for cultural analytics at McGill University. We explore the use of computational approaches for the study of literature and culture. Our aim is to use the tools of data science, network analysis and machine learning to promote a more inclusive... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Clemens J. Setz

Clemens J. Setz

Clemens J. Setz, born 1982, lives in Vienna. Since 2007 he has published a number of novels, short story collections and plays. His novel “Indigo” was translated into English in 2014. In 2020 he received the Heinrich von Kleist Prize for his work.
avatar for Kat Mustatea

Kat Mustatea

Kat Mustatea is an imagination engine whose tech-native storytelling stretches theater into the digital age. She has written plays in which people turn into lizards, a woman has a sexual relationship with a swan, and a one-eyed cyclops tries to fit into Manhattan society by getting... Read More →
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M Eifler

M Eifler is an artist and researcher working in sculptural proliferation, speculative archives, and computational prosthetics. Their body, disabled, non-binary, queer, white and living as a guest of Turtle Island, informs anti-disciplinary work exploring ecotones, in-betweens, chimeras... Read More →
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Vikram Chandra

Author, Technologist, Founder, UC Berkeley / Granthika
Vikram Chandra’s first novel, Red Earth and Pouring Rain, was published in 1995. The book won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book and the David Higham Prize for Fiction. His collection of short stories, Love and Longing in Bombay, was published in 1997.  Love and... Read More →

Content Partners
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AI x MUSIC Festival

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ARS ELECTRONICA 2020 "IN KEPLER'S GARDEN"Ars Electronica 2020 addresses the current feeling of uncertainty about how the Corona crisis will shape us as individuals, as societies, and as humanity. The festival focuses on two tensions: AUTONOMY and DEMOCRACY as well... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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12:00pm PDT

INTERFACIAL SPACE /// Generative Exploration with Santiago X
Separate, individual ticket is required for this limited seat experience. Register now!

Our landscape is shifting, the threshold between our physical and virtual world is widening into a space unto itself. The experiential existence between our screens has transformed from peripheral to necessary as a result of the pandemic. The urgency to augment this digital landscape with the intentions of saving our humanity has never been more critical. This interactive experience will survey this expanding interfacial space, and through participatory collaboration, generate real-time digital work that will serve as a catalyst for discourse. The works created will live beyond the event and transcend singular authorship, ultimately augmenting this moment in virtual time and space, with the narrative of our humanity.

Artists
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Santiago X

SANTIAGO X, M.Arch, MFA is an Indigenous futurist and multidisciplinary artist specializing in land, architectural, and new media installation. He is an enrolled citizen of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana (Koasati) and Indigenous Chamoru from the Island of Guam U.S.A (Hacha'Maori).Santiago... Read More →

Content Partners
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ZERO1

ZERO1 is a nonprofit arts organization that aims to address complex social challenges by producing community-driven new media and digital art projects. We believe that artistic experimentation with emergent technologies inspires novel creative strategies and broadens our critical... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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12:00pm PDT

Radical Simulation: Artistic Practice through Virtual Spaces and Worldbuilding
Physical space closures due to COVID have led to a renewed interest for artists working in virtual spaces and worldbuilding. This panel presents artists and curators exploring the possibilities of online exhibitions to create intimate connections, explore adjacent presents, and go beyond physical reality in their visions.

Moderators
avatar for Kelani Nichole (US)

Kelani Nichole (US)

Founder, TRANSFER Gallery

Speakers
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Barry Threw

Executive Director, Gray Area
Barry Threw is Executive Director of Gray Area — a 21st century counter-cultural hub cultivating communities of antidisciplinary practitioners applying creative action for social transformation. His previous leadership positions have generated innovative & influential platforms, products, teams, and businesses spanning art, musi... Read More →
avatar for Mélodie Mousset (CH)

Mélodie Mousset (CH)

Co-Founder, PatchXR
avatar for Federico Solmi (IT)

Federico Solmi (IT)

Federico Solmi (Italy, 1973) currently lives and works in New York.Solmi’s work utilizes bright colors and a satirical aesthetic to portray a dystopian vision of our present-day society His exhibitions often feature articulate installations composed of a variety of media including... Read More →

Content Partners
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Gray Area

Gray Area is San Francisco's premier cultural hub catalyzing creative action for social transformation – applying art, science, technology, and the humanities toward the world’s complex challenges. We ​operate the historic Grand Theater in San Francisco's Mission District, generating... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

GOLEM
Last summer in Berlin, in an old swimming pool that had been converted into a theater, GOLEM received its world premiere. The immersive project that fuses dance, technology and music is a collaboration between San Francisco-based synthesizer expert and vocalist Arushi Jain and director and choreographer Carly Lave. The duo met at university as undergraduates and used their respective skills to blur the lines between human and machine, posing questions that explore the place of body and gender in a rapidly-evolving world.

Arushi Jain grew up in Delhi and studied Hindustani classical music at the Prayag Sangeet Samiti School and the Ravi Shankar Institute via the Mozart Choir of India. Later, she relocated to the USA to study Computer Science at Stanford University, where she developed an interest in computer-generated sounds and modular synthesis. It was this background - a deep and developed expertise in traditional and modern techniques - that led to her acclaimed debut album "With & Without", released last fall under the ose | ओस moniker. The album, released on Jain's own GHUNGHRU imprint, was described by Jain as "a strange twisted 21st century interpretation of an ancient artistic practice," and interprets the ragas she grew up singing in a completely new way, using modular synthesis as well as vocals.

American choreographer and dancer Carly Lave moved to Berlin in 2018 as a Fulbright Fellow to develop dance with motion capture technology and virtual reality. Most recently and in continuation of the work on GOLEM, she has partnered with the Goethe Institute to develop an international dance workshop series called "Golem Labor", using new technology to shine a spotlight on dance's innate connection with humanity.

GOLEM is a collaboration between Arushi Jain, Carly Lave, gamelab.berlin, University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern | Virtual Design and Will Hamilton. Here the team's expertise is combined, taking the idea of the golem from Jewish folklore - a creature formed of clay that was created to assist humanity that ended up turning against its creators - and giving it a decidedly modern twist. With sound design from Jain and a score the duo worked on together, the performance uses virtual reality headsets and motion-capture sensors to show how humans and machines can interact - and dance - together seamlessly. As the role of technology in our lives continues to change in an era where so many of us are locked away from physical interaction, GOLEM's questions have become even more vital and pressing.

Editorial: John Twells


Artists
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Arushi Jain and Carly Lave presented via GHUNGRU

Arushi Jain grew up in Delhi and studied Hindustani classical music at the Prayag Hindustani Music School and the Ravi Shankar Institute. Later, she relocated to the USA to study Computer Science at Stanford University, where she developed an interest in computer-generated sounds... Read More →

Content Partners
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MUTEK.SF

MUTEK San Francisco was formed in 2018 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination and development of digital creativity in sound, music, and audio-visual art. Launched over 20 years ago by its namesake festival in Montreal. The flagship MUTEK Festival currently... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
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Sunday, September 13
 

10:00am PDT

AI x MUSIC: Artificial Creativity or Enhanced Humanity
The music industry was transformed drastically over the past couple of decades. For better or worse, these developments are tied to technological advancements and a rapidly adapting consumer behavior. Tech companies are invested in a future where AI forms an indispensable part of the creative process. Recent breakthroughs are already paving the way for music that is entirely created and performed by algorithms. But does that make AI an artist? This panel of experts will explore the blurry line separating the artist from the machine and discuss questions of authorship, human and artificial creativity, while also comparing different philosophical and creative approaches in Europe and the US. 

Moderators
avatar for Clara Blume

Clara Blume

Curatorial Co-Director, The Grid: Exposure
Clara Blume, PhD is Deputy Director and Head of Art, Science, and Technology at Open Austria, the Austrian Consulate and innovation office in Silicon Valley. She curates and promotes artistic projects at the intersection of art + tech while bridging Austria with the innovation ecosystem... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christine McLeavey Payne

Christine McLeavey Payne

Multimodal Team Manager & Member Of Technical Staff, OpenAI
Christine is a Multimodal Team Manager & Member Of Technical Staff at OpenAI, where she recently published MuseNet. She studied physics at Princeton, and neuroscience and medicine at Stanford. Also a trained classical pianist, she then moved away from science to work as a musician.  This blog is mainly from the summer of 2018, and follows her path studying deep learning and reinforcement learni... Read More →
avatar for Ali Nikrang

Ali Nikrang

Key Researcher & Artist, Ars Electronica Futurelab
Ali Nikrang is a Key Researcher & Artist at the Ars Electronica Futurelab. He has his background in both music and technology. He studied computer science at the Johannes Kepler University and composition at the university Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. At the same university he... Read More →
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Lamtharn (Hanoi) Hantrakul

AI Research Scientist, Composer and Cultural Technologist, Google Magenta
Hanoi is an AI Research Scientist, Composer and Cultural Technologist. At Google AI, he co-authored the breakthrough Differentiable Digital Signal Processing (DDSP) library with the Magenta team, fusing classical signal processing with modern machine learning. He has focused on... Read More →

Content Partners
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AI x MUSIC Festival

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ARS ELECTRONICA 2020 "IN KEPLER'S GARDEN"Ars Electronica 2020 addresses the current feeling of uncertainty about how the Corona crisis will shape us as individuals, as societies, and as humanity. The festival focuses on two tensions: AUTONOMY and DEMOCRACY as well... Read More →


Sunday September 13, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT

11:00am PDT

Postcards from the Future: Collective Visions of Resilience with Gabriel Kaprielian (Part 2)
This session poses the question, "What is your vision for a resilient future?" Participants will be asked to travel to a time and place in the future and send a postcard to themselves or a loved one. What will a postcard in the future be like? We will focus on the convergence of art and technology, utilizing virtual platforms as tools for collaboration and engagement. The first engagement will demonstrate how to create and use virtual and augmented reality applications. The second engagement will focus on sharing the postcard interfaces of each participant and having reflective conversations.

You can see postcards from this experience at: https://miro.com/app/board/o9J_klu2rBw=/
The Mozilla Hubs virtual gallery of postcards: https://hubs.mozilla.com/cFRQvrs/postcards-from-the-future-virtual-gallery
Instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zAl2YGJeiz6FhXQ17xhIG4ghp14af1s9aErThqmMEac/edit?usp=sharing


Artists
avatar for Gabriel Kaprielian

Gabriel Kaprielian

Gabriel Kaprielian is an artist, designer, and educator whose work explores the interconnected relationship of the built and natural environment to inform more resilient and livable cities. Gabriel utilizes emergent technologies in mapping, data visualization, digital fabrication... Read More →

Content Partners
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ZERO1

ZERO1 is a nonprofit arts organization that aims to address complex social challenges by producing community-driven new media and digital art projects. We believe that artistic experimentation with emergent technologies inspires novel creative strategies and broadens our critical... Read More →


Sunday September 13, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Zoom

11:00am PDT

UBI for the Arts (Nodes Art + Tech Encounters Edition 3)
Universal Basic Income has received renewed attention as a means to increase economic mobility and equity. Its realization would have significant impact for artists -- shifting the asymmetric conditions for participation in the ‘arts industry’ and providing stability for the precarity of art workers around the world. How can UBI models be a tool to open up new subjective spaces as alternative to entrepreneurial individualism, focused instead on commons and care?
The event is edition #3 of the monthly event series NODES - Art + Tech Encounters.



Moderators
avatar for Cara Rose Defabio (US)

Cara Rose Defabio (US)

Special Initiatives Director, Economic Security Project

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Friend (CA)

Sarah Friend (CA)

Developer, CirclesUBI
Sarah Friend is an artist and software engineer, specializing in blockchain and the p2p web. She is an alumni of Recurse Centre, New York, and an organiser of Our Networks, a conference on all aspects of the distributed web in Toronto. For the past two years she has been working on Circles UBI, a p2p community currency that acts like a universal basic income. It will be launching to the public this September in Berlin. Her exhibitions this year in... Read More →
avatar for Liv O'Donoghue

Liv O'Donoghue

National Campaign for the Arts
Liv O'Donoghue is an Irish-Norwegian choreographer and performer based in Dublin. She trained as a dancer in the UK before returning to Ireland in 2008. Since then she has worked with several dance, theatre and opera companies including the Abbey Theatre, Irish National Opera, Liz... Read More →
avatar for Anne Price (US)

Anne Price (US)

President, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Anne has spent over 20 years working in the public sector on issues including child welfare, hunger, welfare reform, workforce development, community development, and higher education. Since 2011, Anne has led the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap initiative at the Insight Center, elevating... Read More →
avatar for Sandino Scheidegger (CH)

Sandino Scheidegger (CH)

Founder Social Income, Social Income
Sandino Scheidegger founded Social Income, a non-profit organization that pays basic income to artists and people in need in West Africa. Since 2008 he leads the Random Institute, which is known for breaking the rules of how exhibitions are made. As a non-profit art institution, Random... Read More →

Content Partners
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Gray Area

Gray Area is San Francisco's premier cultural hub catalyzing creative action for social transformation – applying art, science, technology, and the humanities toward the world’s complex challenges. We ​operate the historic Grand Theater in San Francisco's Mission District, generating... Read More →


Sunday September 13, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
YouTube

12:00pm PDT

Discoveries from Virtual Stages and Performance Platforms (co-presented by EUNIC DC + CODAME)
This video documents the strategic working session, "Virtual Stages and Performance Platforms," co-presented by EUNIC DC and CODAME Art + Tech. The session gathered leaders and innovators in the performing arts and virtual platforms to explore new formats for digital programming. Partnerships and experimentation continue to create and expand knowledge of the directions in which we could continue taking virtual programming. Documenting session outcomes and charting a path forward for an uncertain, but increasingly virtual, creative future, this video envisions what we might need to make digital cultural programming curatorially coherent, innovative and exploratory, high quality, and interesting for an audience in front of a screen.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Standfest

Christine Standfest

Artistic Co-Director, Impulstanz
Christine Standfest holds the position of a dramaturge at ImPulsTanz, is artistic co-director of its [8:tension] Young Choreographers' Series and curates cooperation programs between ImPulsTanz and mumok – Museum of Modern Art Stiftung Ludwig Vienna. Besides, she is a temporary... Read More →
avatar for Annastina Haapasaari

Annastina Haapasaari

Project Manager, Finnish National opera and Ballet
Annastina Haapasaari is a specialist working at the crossroads of arts and technology. Currently, she is leading the Finnish National Opera and Ballet’s Opera Beyond project that explores the possibilities of new technology for performing arts and develops the digital strategy of the organization. Having a background in cinema and in communications, Annastina has worked with the new, immersive mediums for several years and holds a major intere... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Gray

Jordan Gray

CoFounder, CODAME ART+TECH
Jordan pioneered digital media with online distribution of original music and scanlated manga in the 1990s. Currently Jordan leads technology, ux, and strategy projects for Fortune 500 companies. His clients include Walmart, AT&T, Wells Fargo, Intel, and Google.In 2010 Jordan co-founded... Read More →
avatar for Drew Lichtenberg

Drew Lichtenberg

Literary Manager and Resident Dramaturg, Shakespeare Theatre Company
Drew Lichtenberg is the Resident Dramaturg and Literary Manager at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. He has worked as a dramaturg at the National Theatre of Great Britain, the Roundabout Theatre Company on Broadway, and regional theatres across America. He currently... Read More →
avatar for Tim Nelson

Tim Nelson

Artistic Director, In Series
Timothy Nelson is beginning his third season as Artistic Director of DC’s IN Series and has previously served in this role for the Netherlands Opera Studio and American Opera Theater, among others. Timothy is active in North America and Europe as a director, designer, and conductor... Read More →
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Claudia Alick

Founding Executive Producer, Calling Up Justice
Claudia Alick is a cultural producer, performer, and inclusion expert. Named by American Theater Magazine as one of 25 theater artists who will shape American Theater in the next 25 years, Alick has served as the founding Artistic Director of Smokin' Word Productions, is a NY Neofuturist... Read More →
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Ian Garrett

Executive Producer, Toasterlab
Ian Garrett is an artist, designer, producer, educator, and researcher in the field of sustainability in arts and culture. Ian is Associate Professor of Ecological Design for Performance at York University in Toronto, is the co-founder and director of the Center for Sustainable P... Read More →
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Marcus Lobbes

Artistic Director, Academy for Theatre and Digitality
Marcus Lobbes has been working as a director and designer in drama and music theatre in the major German theatres since 1995. New collective working forms with the ensembles and his close contact to contemporary authors are the hallmarks of his artistic signature.In addition to... Read More →

Artists
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Rulan Tangen

Founding Artistic Director, Dancing Earth
Rulan Tangen's dance journey centers around the founding of DANCING EARTH CREATIONS (DE) in 2004. After years of teaching dance workshops to reservation youth, she strove to create hope and opportunity for aspiring performers, theater artists and technicians, who also serve as culture... Read More →

Content Partners
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CODAME ART+TECH

CODAME sparks visionaries at their playful workshops and inclusive ART+TECH Festival, running since 2010. These inspiring experiences highlight the creativity in all aspects of life. To support artists CODAME offers artwork for sale and provides potent art programming to (remote... Read More →


Sunday September 13, 2020 12:00pm - 12:10pm PDT
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12:10pm PDT

Mirage
Tatiana Vaughan grew up in Nicaragua where she was inspired by her surroundings to develop a passion for the music that surrounded her. Now based in San Francisco, Vaughan is a respected up-and-coming DJ and producer, informed by a desire to trail her listeners beyond their expectations and deep into the sonic abyss. In her own words, she is driven by an "obsession with the unknown" that has pressed her to elevate her skills as a selector, dragging her through sounds as diverse as industrial, techno, post-punk, darkwave, acid and electro. In the last few years, she has performed extensively in San Francisco and put together podcasts for Mutant Radio, Black Lodge LA and Squirrels on Radio.

Motion Designer and artist Sophie Baker has a background in fine art, which she developed far beyond the canvas, turning to video and animation to realize her creative vision. She now imagines surreal, evolving landscapes with abstract textures using specialist animation software to create immersive visual environments that have become a fixture in San Francisco's electronic music scene in the last couple of years. Baker notably performed at MUTEK SF last year alongside local artist Sepehr, offering her colorful alien landscapes to his acclaimed electro experiments, and has also performed alongside Chris Cruse, DJ Seinfeld, Maya Jane Coles and many others.

Vaughan and Baker will be performing together for the first time here, allowing each other's respective skills to inform a project that will straddle the sound and visual realms. Their collaboration promises to showcase the next generation of San Francisco's local talent.

Editorial: John Twells

Artists
avatar for Vaughan & Loaf Baker

Vaughan & Loaf Baker

Tatiana Vaughan grew up in Nicaragua where she was inspired by her surroundings to develop a passion for the music that surrounded her. In her own words, she was driven by an "obsession with the unknown" that pressed her to elevate her skills as a selector, dragging her through sounds... Read More →

Content Partners
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MUTEK.SF

MUTEK San Francisco was formed in 2018 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination and development of digital creativity in sound, music, and audio-visual art. Launched over 20 years ago by its namesake festival in Montreal. The flagship MUTEK Festival currently... Read More →


Sunday September 13, 2020 12:10pm - 1:15pm PDT
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