RHIZOME | 22 May 2020

Rhizome includes Ziyang Wu in collaboration with NEW INC and Nokia Bell Labs. the project the historic ‘Experiments in Art and Technology’ project connects artists with engineers.

Introducing: Experiments in Art and Technology 2019-2020

By Aria Dean

We’re excited to announce the initial cohort making up NEW INC’s new Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) track, a collaboration between Rhizome and NEW INC, supported by Nokia Bell Labs. The track is part of Bell Labs’ E.A.T. program, which fosters collaboration between artists and engineers, with a history going back to the 1960s.

NEW INC is the first museum-led cultural incubator, which supports a diverse range of creative practitioners with a values-driven program and safe space for gathering and developing creative projects and businesses. The Experiments in Art and Technology track provides participants with the same resources and opportunities as other NEW INC tracks, however it is geared specifically to individuals and teams working within the structure of an artistic practice. E.A.T offers artists, creative technologists, indie game designers, preservation researchers, interaction designers, and others making and researching born-digital art mentorship from Rhizome and Nokia Bell Labs staff members and other track-specific opportunities.

We are excited to welcome this year’s E.A.T. track members to the Rhizome and New Inc. community. Get to know them below!

Ari Melenciano is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, creative technologist and researcher, passionate about exploring how various forms of design impact the human experience. (website)

Molly Soda is an artist working across a variety of platforms making work for and about the internet. (website)

The Institute of Foreign Objects produces software interventions and critical tools that research contemporary networked culture.

Mindy Seu is a designer with a focus on cybercultural counter narratives currently creating a cyberfeminist archive, and faculty at Rutgers and Yale.

Ladan Siad is a creative technologist passionate about building a network of collaborative artists and technologists who want to see radical change flourish.

Laurel Schwulst is a designer, writer, and programmer. She runs a design practice, Beautiful Company, and teaches “Writing as Metadata” at Yale.

Sarah Rothberg is an an artist working with interaction as a medium (mostly XR), interested in other ways of thinking, experiencing, communicating.

Mark Ramos is an artist and educator deeply committed to the democratizing ethos of open source: free sharing of information/data + creative uses of technology.

Andrew Demirjian’s artwork fuses poetry and computer science creating unexpected juxtapositions of cultural imagery, revealing deeply human readings of familiar spaces.

Kinlaw is a composer, choreographer and artist based in New York City. Her eponymous somatic project Kinlaw is the newest vessel for her decade-long interest in the experimentation of memory and human relationships as center-point for authentic performance. Kinlaw co-runs Bushwick experimental performance space Otion Front Studio, and in 2016 co-directed the large-scale immersive installation and choreography production Authority Figure at Knockdown Center. She has performed at MoMA, MoMA PS1, Pioneer Works, Miami Art Basel, Mana Contemporary, the Villa Medici in Rome, and starred in Tony Oursler’s Imponderable, which closed late April ‘17 at the MoMA.

Ziyang Wu critically examines how Internet algorithms create “Filter Bubbles” through social practice, archive, AI-generated simulation and new media installation.