Hours and dates
- Oct 28 from 11:30 to 13:00
Kyle McDonald is a Los Angeles-based artist working with code. He crafts interactive installations, sneaky interventions, playful websites, workshops, and toolkits for other artists working with code. Exploring possibilities of new technologies to understand how they affect society, to misuse them, and build alternative futures ; aiming to share a laugh, spark curiosity, create confusion, and share spaces with magical vibes. Working with machine learning, computer vision, social and surveillance tech spanning commercial and arts spaces.
Previously adjunct professor at NYU’s ITP, member of F.A.T. Lab, community manager for openFrameworks, and artist in residence at STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at CMU, and YCAM in Japan. Work commissioned and shown around the world, including the V&A, NTT ICC, Ars Electronica, Sonar, Todays Art and Eyebeam.
Timetable : 11:30am – 1pm
During this masterclass, we will discuss the secret, behind-the-scenes stuff that rarely escapes from the studio. The parts that make everything else possible. This is the place to ask about how it was built, and why. Everything from studying the climate impact of crypto art for over a year, researching how to build the most sensitive low-light camera, experimental face analysis, reprogramming your inner voice, or writing poetry with AI. We will take an interactive participant-driven approach: Kyle will prepare to speak in detail about a dozen projects, and we will take a poll to make sure we cover the most interesting ones. Part of the workshop will be dedicated to sharing unfinished ideas and brainstorming how to build new work. Laptops are allowed but not required, and a sketchbook is encouraged.