Exhibition of ongoing practice by MFA Computational Arts students at Goldsmiths.
A mythos functions as both mirror and projector for a cultural zeitgeist, in which myth-functions can be found through science-fiction. The genre reflects the techno-sphere while projecting a speculative futurism. Comprehended by a machine, the material world is deconstructed by a history analysed through data. Potentiality in materials of speculation can be viewed through calculation as opposed to inspiration. Here the development and production of new materials becomes calculable, in a process whereby AI becomes both researcher and creator-agent of new materials. The unknowability of the algorithm is embodied in the unknowability of the material, a new mysticism is born out of the accelerated iteration of machine-knowledge, and the new signalling loop that the new material and the computer will form. The artist's exploration and experimental reinvention of materials is thus a process of speculation and critique of accelerationism.
Through Mythotechnesis, this “augmentation of reality by the conceptual and technological” is bound through fictioning and affectivity to not only craft the possibilities of latent worlds, but performs them through machine speculation. This production of myth through direct use of technological media is a direct way of world-making that redistributes machine, material and imagination providing contrast or comparison to our own contexts with an "experimental cartography that is both conceptual and affective". (O’Sullivan, 2016)
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|8 Dec 2022||6:00pm - 9:00pm|
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