Media Art Salon: Generative Generosity
Madeline Gannon, Juan Ledesma, Daniel Temkin and PAMM’s Director of Digital Engagement Jay Mollica
“Generative Generosity,” explores the ways artists are drawing inspiration from open source technologies and the ethos of open knowledge in their contemporary art practice. The event will feature four open culture projects – including a toolkit for creating robotics, a digital sample library of pre-Columbian instrument recordings, generative public art in the browser, and the latest digital innovations at Perez Art Museum Miami. Each participant works in the spirit of transparency, exploring open culture and solidarity models online that they believe boosts innovation and the impact of their work.
Madeline Gannon is a multidisciplinary designer blending techniques in art, design, computer science and robotics to forge new futures for human-robot relations. Also known as “The Robot Whisperer,” Gannon specializes in convincing robots to do things they were never intended to do: from transforming giant industrial robots into living, breathing mechanical creatures, to taming hordes of autonomous machines to behave like packs of animals.
Juan Ledesma is a Peruvian interdisciplinary artist based in Miami. Through sculpture, drawing and sound installation, Ledesma examines the intersection of sound and material culture. His practice treats seemingly unrelated disciplines, like linguistics and acoustics, as common threads in the fabric of our social reality, revealing spaces of commonality that fundamentally question who we are and how we relate to one another.
Daniel Temkin makes photography, programming languages, net art and paintings examining the clash between systemic logic and human irrationality. Temkin has written about code and programming languages as an art form for Hyperallergic, Leonardo and World Picture Journal. His blog esoteric.codes brings together work by artists, writers, and hacker/hobbyists who challenge conventional notions of computing, connecting work that resonate conceptually but emerge across very different disciplines and communities.
Jay Mollica is the Director of Digital Engagement at Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). Before joining PAMM in 2020, Mollica worked as the creative technologist at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art where he led experiments in art and technology and modernized the museum’s digital platforms. His work has been featured in the New York Times, The Today Show and Fast Company. In 2018, he won the Webby Award for best app from a cultural institution for his project Send Me SFMOMA.
Wed, Sep. 13, 2023
7- 9 p.m.
7297 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami Fl 33150