Shapeshifting AI

voidLab: Sanglim Han (KR), Nora Khan (US), Sarah Brady (US),  Jen Agosta (US)

Shapeshifting AI is an audio-visual voidLab collaboration between Sanglim Han, Jen Agosta, and Sarah Brady featuring experimental 3D animation and ambient sound score remixed with excerpts of an interview with writer Nora Khan discussing finding power in alienation and “otherness,” the anthropomorphisation of artificial intelligence (AI), and designing AI as a tool to explore subverting existing imbalanced power structures by using alienation to shape the future. Khan is a writer of fiction and creative non-fiction about digital visual culture, artificial intelligence, electronic music and games. The original interview is featured in voidLab Archive, 2015-2017.

Interviewer

Sarah Brady

Visual Artist

Sanglim Han

Sound Artist / Music Producer

Jen Agosta

 


 

voidLab is an intersectional feminist collective for women, non-binary, gender nonconforming, trans and queer people to express individual identities through arts and technologies.

Sanglim Han explores disembodied, fragmented, interstitial, and emergent bodies. Through performative media, she creates sites for fluctuating identities where personal and social experiences are revisited and boundaries are convoluted. MFA, UCLA Design Media Arts (2017)

Nora Khan is a writer, critic, Thoma Foundation Fellow, and Eyebeam Resident. She writes about digital visual culture, Artificial Intelligence, electronic music, and games. Her work has been published in 4Columns, Art in America, The Village Voice, Rhizome, aCCeSsions, POSTmatter, AVANT, and Kill Screen. She has spoken recently at the transmediale in Berlin, UCLA IDEAS, New School, and NYU IDM.  MFA, Iowa Writers Workshop

Sarah Brady is a new media artist working in computation, film, and sound that offer transcendence by creating alternative realities. MFA, UCLA Design Media Arts (2018)

Jen Agosta explores the sensory intersection between the eyes, ears and emotion. Her ongoing work as a music producer has forged her curiosity in finding sensory harmony in the visual and auditory arts. Based in Los Angeles, California, Agosta released her second electronic record, Night Driver, under the moniker Jager in 2016. BFA, MFA, UCLA Design Media Arts (2018)