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Ars Scientia Artist Talks 2023: Algorithmic Allegories by JG Mair
February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join visual/media artist and Ars Scientia Resident, JG Mair, for a discussion on his art practice and experiences as a collaborative participant in Ars Scientia. As part of his talk, Mair will present 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.
Funded by UBC’s Research Excellence Cluster program, Ars Scientia is a tripartite partnership between UBC’s Blusson QMI, the Department of Physics and Astronomy and The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, fostering new modes of knowledge exchange across the arts, sciences and their pedagogies.
Date & time: Feb 21, 2:00-3:00pm
Location: 311, Brimacombe Building (2355 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4)
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IMAGE (ABOVE): AN ARS SCIENTIA COLLABORATION BETWEEN VISUAL ARTIST JG MAIR AND PHYSICIST ALANNAH HALLAS AT BLUSSON QMI; THE TWO WORKED TOGETHER IN HALLAS’S LAB TO TURN “INSIGHTFUL FAILURES” OF HIGH-ENTROPY OXIDES (A TYPE OF QUANTUM MATERIAL) INTO AN ARTIST’S MEDIUM – PAINT. PHOTO: RACHEL TOPHAM PHOTOGRAPHY.