Future Tense Symposium 3.0
April 27, 2024 - 9:30am
The Future Tense Symposium 3.0 will be the third and final event in a series of roundtables organized for the fall 2024 exhibition, Future Tense: Art, Complexity, and Uncertainty, produced by the UCI Beall Center for Art + Technology as part of the 2024 Getty PST ART: Art and Science Collide initiative. Resident artists, guest scholars, and scientist collaborators will speak to intersections between intermedia art and the science of complex systems.   Zoom Registration: Here  In-person RSVP - UC Irvine Colloquium Room, located in the Contemporary Arts Center: Here...
Total Running Time
January 10, 2024 - 4:00pm
Total Running Time  Lecture by Josephine Sales Wednesday, January 10, 4pm PST Zoom (Registration required)  Please join us for an artist talk with Beall Center Black Box Resident, Josephine Sales who will present Total Running Time, the current installation in E.A.A.T. Experiments in Art, Access & Technology,  on view through January 13th, 2024. Total Running Time explores temporalities of care, abstracting the halted rhythms of the day and strictly controlled telecommunications for incarcerated people. Scrambled text, interrupted messages, light without the...
Symposium | Future Tense: Art, Complexity, and Predictability
May 31, 2023 - 10:00am
UCI Beall Center for Art + Technology is pleased to host a dialogue between artists, researchers and practitioners around future-building inquiry and scientific philosophy. Guests are invited to learn about contemporary artistic experiments made in the field of complexity science, a school which weaves political, social, environmental and algorithmic systems into a singular ecology. Speakers will additionally share recent developments made in preparation for our Getty PST ART 2024 exhibition, Future Tense: Art, Complexity and Predictability. Through interdisciplinary discussion, the...
Image: AI Radio Play: Live Participatory Worldbuilding with GPT-3, an introduction for writers, theater makers, and creatives to generative text through a hands-on workshop culminating in a live, machine co-authored radio show.
Emergent Narrative Systems with Smith & Twomey
March 9, 2023 - 2:00pm
In this presentation, Ash Eliza Smith and Robert Twomey will discuss their collaborative work developing systems for collective co-authorship, speculative world-building, and performative AI. They will describe recent projects including Artificial Rural Imagination for Flyover Country, the AI Radio Play, Cleaning the Stables for the Herakles Project, and the Theater of Latent Possibilities. Together, these projects explore generative AI for real-time performance—creating live, participatory experiences hinging on the improvisatory dynamics of human-machine co-authorship. Ash Eliza Smith is...
Ulysses Jenkins
February 16, 2023 - 2:00pm
Ulysses Jenkins is a widely recognized video/performance artist, whose work has been show in a number of national and international venues. In the aftermath of 9/11 Jenkins initiated a project in reaction to the treatment of the women of Afghanistan, which resulted in the video DVD project entitled Bequest (2002). This video work was screened at the exhibit RE - Birth ~ Tono at Tropico De Nopal, Los Angeles (2002); 911 - A Memorial for All at Boswell-Crowe Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles (2002), and Fade: African-American Artists in Los Angeles, A Survey Exhibition (1990-2003). Bequest was...