MAKING TOMORROW'S CULTURE TODAY

Artengine is an artist-run futurelab that brings together artists, designers, technologists, and researchers to explore the social impacts of emerging technologies through collaborative learning and production.

 

Yekta Çetinkaya

The exhibition Wishes from Hereafter came to life through a residency at Artengine and will be on view from April 15 until April 30, with a reception on Thursday, April 18, from 5 to 8 pm. (Open until midnight on the night of the reception).

01/03/2023

Storytelling Salon

Storywell is an anthology series presented by Creatorland Inc., that promotes the connection between people of diverse backgrounds and artistic disciplines to shift mindsets around our shared understanding of storytelling so that we can transform ourselves, and how we interact with the world around us.

01/02/2023

Interstellar Alternatives

This immersive 3D environment addresses themes of colonialism, exploitation and consumption by examining a possible future of space travel and tourism. Interstellar Illusions leverages science fiction and fantasy aesthetics within a navigate-able speculative narrative. Viewers are invited to explore a fictional and abandoned extraplanetary luxury resort. It is unclear as to why the resort has been vacated, but what’s left behind offers an eerie glimpse of what the future of space travel and tourism could be.

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GroupChat01- Neptune Frost

Thursday, July 18 · 7 – 10pm EDT Join us for a screening and lively group discussion of Neptune Frost, the afrofuturist musical film by Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman. Artengine presents a new series of intimate gatherings to experience and discuss films, art works, games and more. For the first edition of the GroupChat we present the col…

Launch of EEPVERS.XYZ: A digital collectibles workshop

Join us for an engaging and informative session as we explore the fascinating world of digital collectibles and blockchain technology. The founders of EEPVERS.XYZ will provide an in-depth look at real-life use cases, demonstrating how these digital innovations are transforming the creative landscape. …

BOOK LAUNCH: Suyi Davies Okungbowa new science fiction novel, Lost Ark Dreaming

BOOK LAUNCH: This Saturday, join Nommo Award-winning author Suyi Davies Okungbowa for a discussion of his science fiction novel, Lost Ark Dreaming. 📅 Saturday, 1 June 2024, 5PM 📍 Artengine Studio…

TouchDesigner Meet Up

Come share your projects and get connected with others working with TouchDesigner in the region!…

Maylee Todd - The Fundamentals of Ableton and How to Build a Multimedia Show with Ableton Live

Artengine is partnering with Pique, as part of their new full roster of programming under the title Topique, to bring you an introductory Ableton workshop with the talented and delightful Maylee Todd. …

ARTENGINE IDEAS

ARTENGINE IDEAS

ARTENGINE IDEAS

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This discussion brings together artist, scholar and Director of Creating Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations at the Canada Council for the Arts, Steven Loft; craft historian Sandra Alfoldy; architect Tom Bessai; and fashion designer, Valerie Lamontagne, to consider the way we talk about making. Which terms do you we use to describe what is done now? Some reach back to claim connection to European traditions of craft while others search for new broadly inclusive language. What is important in staking a claim on terms and definitions? How do we facilitate constructive and inclusive conversations about making?

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Jackson 2Bears, a Mohawk multimedia artist, shared insights during an artist talk after participating in a panel discussion. Currently based in Lethbridge, Alberta, where he teaches at the University of Lethbridge, Two Bears is known for blending his artistic practice with deep cultural and theoretical explorations. His talk delved into the integration of Indigenous perspectives within contemporary technology and art. (…)

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James Hayes delves into the intricate relationship between architecture, technology, and the concept of making. Identifying himself primarily as an architect, Hayes emphasizes the unique perspective from which he critiques and analyzes technological advancements in architecture. Throughout his talk, he explores the notion of “translation” as a fundamental aspect of architectural processes, drawing inspiration from Robin Evans’s essay on how architectural ideas transition from drawings to physical structures. Hayes elaborates on the multiple translations that occur within architectural practice—from sketches to digital models and from detailed plans to built environments. (…)