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Q&A: Memo Akten

Q&A: Memo Akten
Q&A: Memo Akten

Thursday, September 2, 2021
16:00_17:00

Online

$40-120

(taxes and fees included)

Turkish artist, experimental filmmaker, musician and computer scientist Memo Akten has an eclectic practice that connects with a variety of themes, including AI, fundamental physics, and religion. He is the recipient of a PhD in Artificial Intelligence / Deep Learning and expressive human-machine interaction from Goldsmiths University of London, and holds a position as Assistant Professor of Computational Arts at University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Akten is an advocate who engages with many pressing topics and is the author of 2020 manifesto “The Unreasonable Ecological Cost of #CryptoArt”, which outlines the environmental impact inherent to NFTs and his skepticism of Silicon Valley-led solutions.

Akten’s 2021 piece The Awesome Machinery of Nature: We are all connected — an experimental simulation and computational composition — will be featured as part of the Festival’s Virtual Wonders online exhibition this year.

A genuine digital-art jack-of-all-trades, Brussels-based curator, producer, and educator Juliette Bibasse is also the head of Studio Joanie Lemercier. Recent projects include The Fen, an NFT collection running on alternative platform hic et nunc; and the Curating the Pandemic newsletter, where she invites notable people to handpick and share their favourite online content. Bibasse will put her questions to Akten about his art and politics.

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