The project is the result of negotiating questions such as: can meaning be accurately represented in translation from human sensibility to machine logic? What does it say about us globally that we trust the perfection of computers over the sentimentality of humans? Using these questions as a foundation, the artists have run philosophical texts through a software translation program that obscures the language mechanically. The resulting texts are then transformed to visual images. This final step relies on the intuitive and imprecise thinking that mirrors human perception.
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Biin Shen — Changsha (China)
Chinese Media Artist, born in Changsha. Graduated from Royal College of Art, currently active as a media artist and curator in the field of global media art scene. As a representative of Chinese media artists, SHEN has been invited to join the exhibition in Australia (2012), also named one of the 10 most inspiring creators in China by European media (2013). At the beginning of 2020, she was invited by the University of Tokyo to write an article and published with the book "20XX revolutionary" in Tokyo. Just like Neri Oxman’s famous diagram “Krebs Cycle of Creativity”, during the past 14 years, SHEN has been working cycling between art, science, engineering, design, and sensory, alone with her multiple identities: media artist, researcher and curator, she attempts to break the barriers between human and the world beyond though interactive technology. In recent years, she foucs on the Inter-human relation and human to nature relations, exploring how the interdisciplinary collaboration between art and cutting-edge technology can stimulate new cultural creativity and imagination, discussing with active institutions and world-class curators.
Liz Rodda — Austin (USA)
Liz Rodda is an Austin, Texas based artist and Associate Professor at Texas State University where she founded the Expanded Media Studio Art Area, dedicated to time-based practices. Her work has been screened and exhibited in a range of spaces from museums to non-profit galleries including MOCA Miami, Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, Ditch Projects, and the Museum of Human Achievement. Liz is also a co-programmer for Experimental Response Cinema.