Recreating the Past

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Recreating the Past

Co-create our own computational art histories!

By Tasmeem 2022, Radical Futures

When and where

Date and time

March 8, 2022 · 4:15pm - March 9, 2022 · 7:15pm +03


VCUarts Qatar Room 214 Doha, Al Rayyan Municipality Qatar

About this event

Two-day hybrid workshop by Zach Lieberman (MIT Media Lab, Future Sketches Group), Murilo Polese (Brazilian Creative Technologist), Edgardo Avilés-López (Mexican engineer, researcher, and artist), and Hind Al Saad (Qatari designer, maker, and creative coder)

  • 8th March & 9th March 2022, 4:15 PM – 7:15 PM
  • Room 214
  • Upon Registration Only

In this workshop we will study computational art, by sharing the work of 3-4 artists from the past decades, to co-create our own computational art histories through recreating the works of artists who inspire us. We will use contemporary techniques to gain aesthetic, analytical, and technical knowledge, and study the contexts from which these artists’ works emerged. Thus, we will be able to better understand the politics, communities of practice, and social and artistic movements they engaged in. By recreating historic works, we learn what modern tools and approaches have to offer, through our focus on the building blocks of media art, generative design practice, and computational techniques. This will be through a toolkit featuring a series of exercises and questions to unpack and expand on the themes, techniques, and communities of practice engaged by artists.

Participants are required to bring their laptop with Zoom and Discord already installed.

This event is an in-person event for the VCUarts Qatar community only.

About the organizer

The 2022 conference Radical Futures addresses the role of design in shaping the future. Tasmeem Doha 2022: Radical Futures is an inclusive and multi-faceted view of the future, one that not only speculates on technological advancements—but on future threats and changes whether environmental, geographical, cultural, or social. Now more than ever, we must ask pertinent questions, raise critical dialogues, and respond with clarity.

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