If machines can “learn” or “process” individual and collective memories, can they also dream or hallucinate about them?
Since 2016, Refik Anadol Studio has been conducting interdisciplinary research on the relation between the human mind, architecture, and aesthetics to speculate responses to this question. In taking the data that flows around us as his primary material and the neural network of a computerized mind as his collaborator, Anadol has been reflecting on new forms of narrating collective memory in physical and virtual spaces, including the blockchain. In this talk he’ll share his studio’s site-specific parametric data sculptures, live audio/visual performances, immersive installations, and NFTs, which collectively offer a dramatic rethinking of our environments.
To increase understanding about how art, architecture, scientific research, and technology can complement each other in contemporary art.
Five Things Audience Members Will Learn
Anadol’s lecture is designed to invite the audience to an interdisciplinary journey about
- the merging between art and science
- post-digital architecture
- the most innovative technologies available to digital artists
- his collaborative art practice at Refik Anadol Studio in Los Angeles
Anyone who is interested in the topics mentioned above. (No prior knowledge of Data Science, Machine Learning or Art History needed.)