The Garden of Forking Paths

Infinite
eTextile Toolkit

Mei Zhang - CN

#physical #collaboration
#womeninmediaarts
The Artist's Inner Speech
About Interactivity

Chatbot

Betül Aksu - TR

#virtual #womeninmediaarts
UVTOWER
Musical sequencer

Andrea Guidi - IT
Giacomo Lepri - IT

#physical #soundart
#collaboration
Seeing Sounds, Hearing Shapes
Interactive web app

Sebastian Löbbers - DE

#virtual #soundart
Sonicdraw
Interactive web app

Teo Dannemann - CL

#virtual #soundart
Sundowning
Virtual reality film

Shivani Hassard -  UK
Angela McArthur - UK
Vanessa Pope - UK/CH

#virtual #womeninmediaarts
#collaboration
PRISM BELL
Digital musical instrument

Lia Mice - AU

#physical #soundart
#womeninmediaarts
Ars Electronica 2020
Media and Arts Technology
Queen Mary University of London
UK


Ars Electronica 2020
Media and Art Technology
Queen Mary University of London
UK

The Garden of Forking Paths showcases seven interactive artworks, demos and performances, all the product of current PhD research into Media and Arts Technology. Working with sound, image, text, materials, and structure, each artist explores aspects of how we think, sense and act when physical and digital worlds collide. Encounter an oversized musical instrument, converse with a chatbot about the future of interactive art, draw with sound, and see life through the eyes of an Alzheimer’s patient.

The online exhibition takes its name from a short story written by Jorges Luis Borges in 1941 that is often cited as inspiration for hypertext documents such as web pages that are interconnected and instantly accessed by hyperlinks. The Garden of Forking Paths represents the process of research: following the threads of existing thought, forking from existing lines of development and creating new pathways between disciplines. We invite you to follow these paths and explore our digital garden.

The exhibiting artists are part of the EPSRC+AHRC Media and Arts Technology Centre for Doctoral Training at Queen Mary University of London, UK, which provides a bridge between academic research, digital technologies, and creative industries.



Participating Artists
Betül Aksu, Teo Dannemann, Andrea Guidi, Shivani Hassard, Giacomo Lepri, Sebastian Löbbers, Angela McArthur, Lia Mice, Vanessa Pope, Mei Zhang

Organisation Team
Prof. Nick Bryan-Kinns, Jonathan Winfield, Louise Bryce, Sebastian Löbbers, Nicole Robson, Francesco Soave, Jianing Zheng

Supported by the EPSRC and AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Media and Arts Technology (EP/L01632X/1)

In collaboration with Imperial College London, and the RCA Textiles Futures Project 2020, the Royal College of Art, UK.





The Garden of Forking Paths is presented as part of Ars Electronica 2020
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