Workshop: February 29th, 1-4 pm — Artist’s Talk / Lecture: March 2, 4:30-6 pm
The BMO Lab for Creative Research in the Arts, Performance, Emerging Technologies
Kyle McDonald is an artist working with code. He crafts interactive installations, performances, sneaky interventions, playful websites, workshops, and toolkits for other artists working with code. He explores the possibilities of new technologies: to understand how they affect society, to misuse them, and build alternative futures. He works with machine learning, computer vision, social and surveillance tech. He has been an adjunct professor at NYU’s ITP, a member of F.A.T. Lab (Free Art and Technology), community manager for openFrameworks, and artist in residence at STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at CMU, and YCAM in Japan. His work has been commissioned and shown around the world, including: the V & A (London), NTT ICC (Tokyo), Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), Sonar (Barcelona), Todays Art (The Hague), and Eyebeam (NYC).
He lead a workshop on February 29th introducing participants to using the open-source web-based programming environment p5.js for creating interactive systems using computer vision and machine learning.