Yvette Granata is a media artist, designer, researcher and currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Media Production in the Department of Visual Studies at Haverford College. She creates work across multiple media and digital arts to build immersive media installations, video art, animations, and hypothetical technological systems. Her work has been exhibited at the Harvard Carpenter Center for the Arts, The Eye Film Institute in Amsterdam, The Kunsthalle in Detroit, Papy Gyro Nights in Norway and Hong Kong, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Center in Buffalo, among others. Her film design work has appeared on screens at the Sundance film festival, Tribeca film festival, Rotterdam, Berlinale, Rome International Film Fest, SXSW, and CPH:PIX. She has published in Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy, Trace Journal, NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, and AI & Society. She also produced the hybrid documentary, City World (2012) which premiered internationally at CPH:DOX and won best documentary at Cinema on the Edge in LA.
Data-Slime, VR, 2019
Data-slime is a journey through a surreal landscape in which an AI writes social media posts. The visitor explores an imaginary landscape constructed from various kinds of data — 3D scanned bodies, generated surfaces, and Facebook data tuned into abstract structures. It is a fictional data swamp that reorganizes data collected by social media platforms, changing it instead into a surreal space-time inhabited by an AI trained with a Recurrent Neural Network. As the viewer explores the swamp, the AI entity posts new comments trained to write based on social media posts. The AI populates the landscape with new ideas and stories as the data-swamp continuously grows and updates as the AI model learns. What will it write in the future?
"The data-sea is a fictional swamp, a meditation on the possibilities for a new ontology for data-bodies. A fictional slime-mold system that re-organizes data life."
"The data-sea is a fictional swamp, a meditation on the possibilities for a new ontology
for data-bodies. A fictional slime-mold system that re-organizes data life."