Catalan new media artist and creative coder Mónica Rikić will share with us their work-in-progress project Hipèrbole, developed as part of an artist-in-residency program at Technoculture, Art, and Games (TAG)!
On Friday, October 13th, 2023, at 12:30 PM, Catalan new media artist and creative coder Mónica Rikić will share with us their work-in-progress project Hipèrbole, developed as part of an artist-in-residency program at Technoculture, Art, and Games (TAG) offered by EMAP and Hexagram.
The EMAP residency program receives support from Creative Europe – Culture. This program provides residencies to artists, artist duos, collectives, or other artistic collaborations in the fields of digital arts, media arts, and bio-art. In 2023, EMAP expanded its residency program to encompass 15 European countries and included Quebec, represented by Hexagram Network as the guest host organization.
When? Friday, October 13th, 12:30 PM
Where? Concordia University’s Video Production Studio, located in the EV Building, 10th floor (EV 10.760), 1515 Saint-Catherine St.
About the Project
Through experimental thinking, creative coding, and handcrafted electronics, Hipèrbole interrogates the field of machine learning as a cutting-edge artificial intelligence technique and explores the creation of alternative artificial cognitive systems by bridging philosophy, algorithms, and mechanics.
Beyond questioning the technological resources necessary to develop AI systems, this project aims to argue that their potential existence also relies on a matter of philosophical attribution. Its objective is to challenge the dominant role of spoken and written language in the expression of cognition and in machine-human communication. That’s why the project places particular emphasis on embodied cognition and expression through the creation of handcrafted soft-robotics machine. This machine will operate with an algorithmic structure, a mechanical system, and behavior developed based on selected principles from alternative philosophical traditions, diverging from rationalism, dualism, formalism, and mechanism, and transferring these concepts to creative coding and robotics.
The goal is to investigate and experiment with the physical and algorithmic structure relation characteristics that artificial systems must possess to be considered existing and sentient organisms, from a philosophical and cultural perspective.
About the artist
Mónica Rikić is an electronic artist and creative coder born and based in Barcelona. Her practice focuses on creative coding and electronics, which she combines with non-digital objects to create interactive projects, robotic installations, and handcrafted electronic devices.
You can visit her portfolio website here: https://monicarikic.com/