Mistakes are always the beginning, sometimes the end, but even then, a beginning. This session will dive into mistakes as outliers, events forcing us to take a closer look, because they are unexpected, because they reveal a truth that we weren't seeing. Through a multidisciplinary approach, we will examine concepts such as computer speech, cybernetic theory, and the evolutionary nature of DNA. From present-day computational errors to mythological entities, we will study how mistakes can shape and transform our world. By tricking machines into making mistakes, we will explore how they can become more human-like. Bring your own practice, your art, your dance, your poetry, or your programming. Bring your wildest ideas. In this class you will contribute your thoughts, experiments, presence, and even your mistakes. We will discuss readings, have in-class lectures, feedback critique and improvisation sessions. At the end of the course, you will present something, a performance, a computer program, an object, a movie script, a rap song, an experimental email, a performance, a performance.
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Bangkok-born, New York-based Tiri Kananuruk is a performance artist and educator. Her works focus on the manipulation of sound, the disruption of time. How technologies change the meaning and the ways we communicate. She utilizes mistakes, both human and machine, as means of improvisation. She holds a BA in Exhibition Design from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and a Master in Interactive Telecommunications from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Tiri has lectured at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the School for Poetic Computation. She is currently an adjunct professor at Collaborative Arts, New York University. She was a new media artist resident at Mana Contemporary (2019), CultureHub New York (2020), Barnard Movement Lab (NUUM)(2020), and Media Art Exploration (NUUM)(2021). She is a NEW INC Member in the Creative Science track. She is a founding member of NUUM collective. She is a co-founder of MORAKANA along with Sebastián Morales.
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Adelle Lin Yingxi is a Malaysian artist, activist, and technologist based in Brooklyn. They produce interactive and playful experiences that visualize hidden connections and extend the body. These works take the form of crafted objects, responsive wearables, immersive installations, and intentional happenings. Adelle draws inspiration from Toni Cade Bambara's teachings of using ‘sister as a verb’, their work encourages collective research, conversation, and social interaction to address issues of division, marginalization, climate justice, and women's rights.
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