Nicholas Shulman and WhiteFeather present recent cluster-funded research

On Wednesday, October 12, from 6-8pm, cluster members Nicholas Shulman and WhiteFeather Hunter will present on their recently completed research, funded in part through the Textiles and Materiality Research Cluster at the Milieux Institute.

WhiteFeather will speak about her recently completed artist residency project, IcelanDNA: Blóm + Blóð at the Icelandic Textile Centre, in Blönduós, Iceland. She will share her process of creatively materializing biogeographical data obtained through genomic sequencing, including exploring geo-specific, natural/ ecological dye methods. WhiteFeather’s research project also received generous funding from the Canada Council for the Arts and from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

Nicholas will present his project, A Trainable Medium: The Materiality of “Artificial Intelligence”. This research project explored the possible art and design applications of Deep Learning — a powerful new Machine Learning technique for creating “Artificially Intelligent” software that learns and adapts to new input without direct human intervention.

Join us in the cluster commons room, EV 10.730, from 6-8pm on October 12 to hear about the outcomes of these exciting research projects.

Nicholas Shulman.

Top image: WhiteFeather Hunter.

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