The Banff Centre for the Arts: Navigating Intelligence and Revelation of power

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  • Tools and Generatively

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  • The Banff Centre for the Arts: Navigating Intelligence and Revelation of power

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  • The transformation of creative tools resulting from the convergence of digital techniques is defining new codes of representation which are unique to cyber space and which call for analysis and questioning. This program provides a bird’s eye view of The Banff Centre’s New Media Institute and related Media and Visual Arts new media creation, research and residencies, reflecting on recent debates and discussions about artist created technologies.

    Sara Diamond and Susan Kennard will present their work at Banff and as artists (Code Zebra; Radio 90) and the work of three other artist/collaborators, with associations with The Banff Centre. These are Joshua Portway, Elizabeth Vander Zaag and Arcangel Constanti.

    The tools that artists create are interventions in their own right, sometimes illuminating, sometimes providing irony, sometimes allowing collaboration. These artists create music improvisation, emotional computing, visualization and navigating systems. Tools are playful as well as cogent.

    Diamond, Kennard and Portway are collaborating on Code Zebra, an Internet discourse analysis tool, emotional visualization software and musical game that makes use of reaction diffusion patterns, lycanthropy and pattern evolution to create new data meanings.

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