Follow the artist through the software interfaces that shape their work
The Serpentine R&D platform and long-time collaborators Trust are excited to launch a new series of short videos: R&D Labyrinths. In each video, artists working with advanced technologies will guide us through the back-end of the software interfaces they use to make their work. They’ll reveal key technological and operational infrastructures. In this series, we will discover machine learning algorithms that allow for collaborative music composition, poetry machines and new spaces for consensus building.
Episode 1: Rindon Johnson on D’Artagnan, poetry bot
Follow Rindon Johnson as he takes us step-by-step through his writing process using a poetry machine called D’Artagnan.
Episode 2: Black Swan on Cygnet, consensus-building tool
Follow Black Swan as they take us step-by-step through Cygnet, a new tool for peer review and resource allocation that moves with the lunar cycle to disrupt archaic infrastructures in the Artworld.
Episode 3: Ricardo Saavedra on Gradient, music composition interface
Follow Ricardo Saavedra as he takes us step-by-step through Gradient, an interface that allows composers to express their ideas by interacting with an algorithm that steers them toward novel outcomes.
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Follow the next stage of R&D Labyrinths’ journey with Hivemind – a knowledge game developed in collaboration with Trust.