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Public Dissentiment | Derek Curry

Public Dissentiment is an online tool that helps protestors negatively impact the price of a publicly traded stock by using the same sentiment analysis tools used by stock trading algorithms. In the contemporary stock markets, high-frequency trading bots that continuously buy and sell stocks perform the role of market makers….

Derek Curry | Q + A

Derek Curry’s artistic practice and academic research investigates how automated decision-making technology used in algorithmic stock trading and Open Source Intelligence gathering have augmented the nature of human agency and provided new spaces for intervention. Curry received his MFA in New Genres from UCLA in 2010 and is currently a…

Public Dissentiment: A Brief Manifesto | Jessica Mairena

A BRIEF MANIFESTO OF PUBLIC DISSENTIMENT   THE PURPOSE OF PUBLIC DISSENTIMENT IS TO ARTICULATE AND CONSTRUCT OPPOSITION. The sentiment of the corporate hierarchical elite is not congruent with the sentiment of the public. Their motives are not our motives. Our dissentimentality drives us to remain independent and opposed to…

Daniel Alexander Smith | Q + A

Daniel Alexander Smith is a visual artist based in Cambridge, MA. In 2016, he completed an MFA Fellowship at Indiana University. In 2015, he founded Paper-Thin, an online virtual reality art archive, which he currently directs and curates with collaborator, Cameron Buckley. In 2014, he curated Beyond Mapplethorpe, part of…

Sea Change & Tide | Daniel Alexander Smith

Sea Change (2015) addresses how computers manipulate our perceptions of nature. In this video, the artist creates a mathematical model of the water’s movement. As the ripples turn to data, the calming nature of the water becomes disorienting as it’s no longer tied to wind or the movement of oars….

It looks like Mars | Joe Reinsel

It looks like Mars | Joe Reinsel

It looks like Mars (2016) explores how computers interpret and reconstruct image data of the human body. The three images in this series are the result of a 3D scan of the artist’s body. The scanning software stitched together ninety-six images to create a model of the artist and applied…

Joe Reinsel | Q + A

Joe Reinsel uses media, video, and sound to explore ideas about architectural space, time, and touch. His creative work continues to considers interaction and the environment and each work investigates different facets of communication such as video work for public installation, collective storytelling, and interactive exhibitions. He is the recipient…

Brooke Inman | Q + A

Brooke Inman is an artist and nature enthusiast residing in Richmond, Virginia. Her diverse practice specializes in Intaglio, Screen Printing, Zine-making, Drawing, and Color. Through obsessive organization, heightened awareness of detail, and close observation, Inman’s work transforms the banality of the everyday into a lens through which to view ourselves…