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Catherine Griffiths: Algorithmic Aesthetics, Critical Code, and Machine Learning Ethics
September 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1420 Art & Architecture Bldg
Catherine Griffiths is a media artist and researcher exploring algorithmic aesthetics and critical code in the context of machine learning ethics. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary Media Arts + Practice division of USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles. By creating simulations, interactive experiences, and software applications, her practice-based research attempts to make palpable invisible computational forces that shape power and social dynamics. Drawing on the legacy of generative art, the recent rise in artificial intelligence, and critical theory, she seeks to contribute to an emerging arts knowledge. Upcoming exhibitions include Neurones: Simulated Intelligences at Centre Pompidou, Paris, and Discrete Familiars at Fort Worth Arts Center, Texas. Recent presentations include Art Machines: International Symposium on Computational Media Art, Hong Kong, and xCoAx 2019: Conference on Computation, Communication, and Aesthetics, Milan. She has a BA in Fine Art from the University of the Arts London and a MArch in Architectural Design from The Bartlett, University College London. She previously worked with the art collective Ocean Earth Development Corporation (OEDC) in Berlin, and in collaboration with the artist Peter Fend, where she developed systems and land art inspired projects in China, UK, and the Mojave Desert, which was foundational to her development of a critical arts research practice.