For this Patch Connect we will showcase the work of three artists who have made a practice out of pushing the boundaries of their own tools. Each artist will give a presentation on their work, followed by a Q&A moderated by Matthew Ganucheau.
Patch Connect: Philipp Schmitt, Mimi Onuoha & Toby Schachman
Philipp Schmitt (b. 1993, Germany) is an artist, designer, and researcher based in Brooklyn, NY, USA. His practice engages with the philosophical, poetic, and political dimensions of computation. His current work addresses notions of opacity in artificial intelligence research and its history.
Mimi Ọnụọha is a Nigerian-American artist and researcher whose work highlights the social relationships and power dynamics behind data collection. Her multimedia practice uses print, code, installation and video to call attention to the ways in which those in the margins are differently abstracted, represented, and missed by sociotechnical systems.
Toby Schachman is a researcher and designer who builds programming environments that support spatial reasoning. His works include Apparatus a dynamic canvas for drawing interactive diagrams, Shadershop an interface for programming GPU shaders and Cuttle a design tool for digital cutting machines.
Matt Ganucheau is a San Francisco based artist, composer, designer, and educator. With a passion for exploring the boundaries of interactive digital culture, he creates physical and sonic environments that engage his viewers by evoking a deeply reflective internal space. As Former Director of Education at Gray Area, Matt was responsible for creating innovative and exploratory educational programs that focus on the intersection of digital art and technology. Over the course of his multi-disciplinary professional career, Matt has worked for software companies such as California Academy of Sciences, Apple, Native Instruments, and SEGA while teaching at educational facilities such as E’xpression College for the Arts and Cellspace. He has exhibited work internationally and has been featured in publications such as WIRED, CNET, Adbusters, and The Huffington Post. Matt graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Music Synthesis and received his Master’s degree from New York University’s Interactive Technology Program.