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Artificial Nature: Haru Ji & Graham Wakefield

Friday, May 17
7:00 PM— 8:00 PM

Spiral Artist Talk with Haru Ji and Graham Wakefield, on their research project Artificial Nature, exploring the subject of life in art through artificial life worldmaking.


Gamma Gallery

Presented by

Spiral Film Philosophy

This event is part of:

Time of Doubles

Join us for Spiral Artist Talk with Haru Ji and Graham Wakefield on May 17, 2019, 7PM.

The installations can bee seen between 9AM and 8PM on May 17 and May 18 in Gamma Gallery and Small Gallery.

There is a limited number of seating available so please register by May 16.

Haru Ji is a media artist and co-creator of the research project “Artificial Nature”, exploring the subject of life in art through artificial life worldmaking. She holds a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Technology from UCSB and is an assistant professor in DPXA & the Digital Futures programs at OCAD University. Her work has been shown in art festivals, conferences, and venues including SIGGRAPH, ISEA, EvoWorkshops, La Gaite Lyrique, ZKM, CAFA, MOXI, the AlloSphere, and Seoul City Hall, and recognized in the 2015 VIDA Art & Artificial Life competition and the 2017 Kaleidoscope Virtual Reality showcase.

Graham Wakefield’s research has evolved from computer music composition to the generation of open-ended environments for exploratory experience, emphasizing continuation over closure. This work is expressed through software design for creative coding and immersive artworks of artificial ecosystems. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University, where he runs the Alice Lab for Computational Worldmaking. Graham played a central role in the development of software systems and authoring content for the AlloSphere and he is a software developer for Cycling ‘74. His works and publications have been performed, exhibited and presented at international events including SIGGRAPH, ICMC, NIME, EvoWorkshops and ISEA.