Algorithmic Art Assembly 2020

A festival featuring artists using algorithms for aesthetics.

Algorithmic Art Assembly returns to Gray Area for a second year of creative subversions. A two day conference and music festival, the event showcases a diverse range of artists using algorithmic tools and processes in their work. From live coding visuals and music at algoraves, to virtual reality, machine learning, and generative music composition, this event celebrates artists using algorithms for aesthetics.

Daytime talks will present speakers introducing and demonstrating their algorithmic art practices. Evening performances will be heavily based upon the algorave format, in which the dancefloor is accompanied by a look behind the veil, with artists projecting a livestream of their code on screen. Performers will play energetic sets back to back, with minimal switch-over time. The festival will also feature workshops in an intimate setting, creating an opportunity for you to learn how to create live coded music.

Friday March 27

Saturday March 28

Friday Speakers

11am: Welcome/Registration
11:30am: Spacefiller
1:00pm: Shader Park
1:30pm: Ross Goodwin
2:30pm: Jamie Fenton
3:30pm: Chris Carlson
4:30pm: Curtis Roads

Saturday Speakers

11am: Welcome/Registration
11:30am: Rich DDT
1:00pm: Phil Burk - HMSL
1:30pm: Amy Alexander
2:30pm: Ruaridh Law
3:30pm: Cassie Tarakajian
4:30pm: Irwin/Miller

Friday Performers

Myriam Bleau
Trash Panda QC
Heavy Lifting

Saturday Performers

Richard Devine
Calum Gunn
Lilium D Ayter
Ellen Phan
Tom Hall

Sunday Performance

Sunday, March 29
* Included with Festival Pass

Algorithmic Art Club

Thursday, April 2
Holly Herndon
* Not included with Festival Pass

Algorithmic Art Club


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Gray Area / Grand Theater
2665 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Monday – Friday
10am – 6pm
After 6pm dependent on events.