In this talk, visual and media artist, JG Mair, discusses his art practice and experiences as a collaborative participant in the Ars Scientia residency. Mair presents one of his major works, Chroma Chamber, a web-based new media art installation that investigates human expectations of vision and machine algorithms by programmatically collating real-time Google image results to surround the viewer with the distilled colour of the words they speak.

Ars Scientia is a tripartite partnership between UBC’s Blusson QMI, the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Belkin that seeks to foster knowledge exchange across the arts, sciences and their pedagogies by pairing artists and scientists in a six-month residency to explore the potential for academic art-science collaborations. Learn more about Ars Scientia, here.