Artists will put a unique spin on emerging technology in two new experiences opening spring 2019 at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California. The artists will work with some of the world’s most innovative tech companies to bring their creations to life as part of The Tech + Arts Incubator, made possible with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Location: Poland and San Francisco
Technology partners: HTC VIVE, Leap Motion
Project: A digital terrarium of creatures that have been shaped and personalized by visitors. The creatures live and evolve together in a menagerie that is always changing, never the same.
Technologies featured: AI, VR, motion sensors
Artists: Yves Peitzner Lab, featuring Yves Peitzner, Jelena Gregov and Felipe Sanchez Nuna
Location: Munich and Berlin
Additional support: Future Fires in San Francisco
Technology partners: Plantronics, Leap Motion
Project: A multi-sensory experience that encourages participants to become performers using sound and motion in a creative exploration of water.
Technologies featured: motion sensors, adaptive audio, generative audio
The Tech reviewed more than 120 applications after a worldwide call for proposals that utilized one or more emerging technologies in an interactive experience for all ages. The artists whose proposals were selected received support from The Tech, technology partners and a $50,000 grant to create their experience.
The Tech’s new initiative helps build a bridge between artists and Silicon Valley’s tech community, enabling artists to create digital experiences that engage audiences in new ways.