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September 2018

Hidden Worlds

September 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - September 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Testing Grounds, 1-23 City Rd Southbank
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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DCGAN generated image of a figure based on Greek and Roman Statuary

Can computers see gender? Without being trained in traditional binary notions of gender what can they produce? And how do we interpret the results? J. Rosenbaum is presenting Hidden Worlds, an exhibition of Artificial Intelligence Computer Generated artworks using mobile Augmented Reality technologies to see gender through the lens of computer vision. Rosenbaum’s last works used AI to interpret their creations, this time the computer will be creating the art and Rosenbaum will create interpretations based on the output. A Neural Network that has been trained in thousands of images of Greek and Roman statuary attempts to…

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Mixed Reality and Art

September 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Melbourne Town Hall, 90-130 Swanston St
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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a hand holds up a mobile phone showing a machine learning animation that reacts to the image on the wall in front of it

This talk is about mixed reality technologies, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and how they can be beneficial to artists and exploring art in depth. I will go behind the code to the amazing things this technology currently does, what it can reveal and how it is currently being used for good and for ill. I will also discuss how easy it is to get off track on your project, as an artist or as a developer and what we need…

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November 2018

Un Magazine Launch and reading

November 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Siteworks, 33 Saxon St
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Xe - a figure perched in a classical pose on a pedestal staring at their phone. they are nude and their gender is indeterminate. they are non binary.

Issue 12.2: Strategic Liaisons, co-edited by Maddee Clark & Neika Lehman, is available in print and online. The print edition of un Magazine is distributed and available for free at galleries and outlets across Australia and internationally. "I was having dinner with Métis critical writer & painter, curator & editor David Garneau recently, and he shared his firm belief that a collaboration is not such without significant disturbance. We talked about this in relation to cross-cultural collaborations, but we agreed…

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December 2018

VVITCHVVAVVE

December 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Siteworks, 33 Saxon St
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Vvitchvvavve header image

Practitioners who engage with post digital aesthetics are concerned with processes in art-making and conceptual frameworks that assume digitality rather than treat it as an exception. Its tools are ubiquitous, situated, embedded with neoslime, embracing material speculation, curious imperfection, mawkish plasticity, rather than a transhuman sterilised alien ideal of perfection. The post digital has been discussed by artists and thinkers for almost a decade, these conversations have been abundant in the northern hemisphere. Therefore, we ask: How can Australia and…

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