NOVA JIANG

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Ideogenetic Machine

NOVA JIANG IDEOGENETIC MACHINE

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Abstract:
“Ideogenetic Machine” é uma instalação interativa que incorpora retratos de participantes em um livro de quadrinhos gerado por algoritmos. Uma câmera capta o retrato ao vivo enquanto um algoritmo transforma a imagem fotográfica em um “desenho linear”. A detecção de faces é utilizada para inserir balões de fala em branco, gerados por códigos, dentro da narrativa. O software cria composições que nunca se repetem com um conjunto de regras que se aproximam das decisões de composição feita por um autor de livros de quadrinhos humano. A história em quadrinhos é projetada ao vivo e consiste dos retratos processados por algoritmos, bem como elementos da história, escolhidos aleatoriamente a partir de um banco de dados de desenhos. Os elementos da história são desenhados pelo artista, principalmente ilustrando narrativas especulativas baseadas em notícias e eventos atuais. O participante pode enviar um e-mail para si mesmo quando os quadrinhos estiverem prontos, como um arquivo PDF. Os participantes são livres para preencher os balões de fala em branco com o seu próprio diálogo inventado em casa. Inspirado em formas narrativas experimentais que usam o acaso para ajudar o processo de composição, tal como a técnica de cut-up e teoria de montagem Soviética, o projeto visa gerar possibilidades narrativas inesperadas através da justaposição de imagens diferentes e ações imprevisíveis por parte do público. Neste projeto, código de computador permite infinitas colaborações entre o artista, o público e o acaso. O sucesso de “Ideogenetic Machine” dependente da contribuição criativa do público. Eles são incentivados a agir na frente da câmera, assim como completar a narrativa, preenchendo as falas em branco. A instalação encoraja o público a atravessar as fronteiras entre ficção e não-ficção, produção e reprodução.
Biograohy:
Nova Jiang nasceu em Dalian, na China, em 1985 e atualmente mora em Nova York. Ela tem um MFA da Design Media Art Department, University of California, Los Angeles. Ela é beneficiária da Bolsa Eyebeam, da bolsa Skowhegan, recebe subsídios da Black Rock Arts Foundation, e da Sculpture Space além de uma bolsa de Artista Visual do Wave Hill Van Lier. Ela expôs no Festival de Sundance, 01SJ Biennial, Medialab-Prado, Sonar, Glow, TEDActive, Japan Media Arts Festival, Milan Public design Festival, Eyebeam e Transitio_MX.
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source: fileorgbr

Abstract:
“Ideogenetic Machine” is an interactive installation that incorporates portraits of participants into an algorithmically generated comic book. A camera captures the portrait live while an algorithm transforms the photographic image into a “line drawing”. Face detection is utilized to insert-code generated blank speech bubbles into the narrative. The software creates never repeating compositions using a set of rules that approximate the compositional decisions made by a human comic book author. The comic is projected live, and consists of the algorithmically processed portraits as well as randomly chosen story elements from a database of drawings. The story elements are drawn by the artist, mostly illustrating speculative narratives based on current news and events. A participant can email him or herself the finished comic as a PDF file. Participants are free to fill the blank speech bubbles with their own invented dialog at home. Inspired by experimental narrative forms that uses chance to aid the process of composition such as the cut-up technique and Soviet montage theory, the project aims to generate unexpected narrative possibilities through the juxtaposition of different images and unpredictable actions by the audience. In this project, computer code enables endless collaborations between the artist, the audience and the operation of chance. The success of “Ideogenetic Machine” is dependent upon the creative contribution of the audience. They are encouraged to perform in front of the camera, as well as completing the narrative by filling out the blank speech bubbles.The installation encourages the audience to cross the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction, production and play.
Biography:
Nova Jiang was born in Dalian, China, in 1985 and is currently based in New York. She holds a MFA from the Design Media Art Department, University of California, Los Angeles. She is the recipient of an Eyebeam Fellowship, a Skowhegan Fellowship, a Black Rock Arts Foundation Grant, a Sculpture Space Grant and a Wave Hill Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship. She has exhibited at Sundance, 01SJ Biennial, MediaLab-Prado, Sonar, Glow, TEDActive, Japan Media Arts Festival, Milan Public Design Festival, Eyebeam and Transitio_MX.
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source: novajiang

Ideogenetic Machine is an interactive installation that incorporates portraits of participants into an algorithmically generated comic book. The comic is created live through custom software using portraits of participants captured with a camera and a database of drawings by the artist illustrating speculative narratives based on current news and events. Participants are invited to actively respond to the emerging story through performance and collaboration. The layout and configuration of images from which new narratives continuously form never repeats. The software also adds blank speech bubbles into the composition, which participants can later fill with their own invented dialogue. Thus, each participant is transformed into the protagonist and the creator of a unique comic book.
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Nova’s work seeks to engage people through a process of tactile and creative participation. She emphasizes the autonomy of each participant in order to encourage open-ended involvement. Many of her projects are committed to a participatory model of creation. She believes in sharing the tools for artistic production as well as methodologies for creative thinking. Nova’s work engages with the evolving definition of public space. Concerned with fostering a sense of community, she often creates situations that allow people to relate in unexpected ways. She wants to inspire people’s curiosity about each other as well as their everyday surroundings through play. Nova was born in China and grew up in New Zealand. She earned her MFA from the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts in 2009. She is currently working on an interactive installation that incorporates images of gallery visitors into an algorithmically generated comic book.
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source: novajiang

Nova Jiang (b. 1985, China) creates work that encourages the tactile and creative participation of the audience, resulting in structurally open systems in which joy, disorder and improvisation can thrive. She holds a MFA in media art from UCLA. She has had recent exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung; ICC, Tokyo; Ars Electronica, Linz; Media City Seoul Biennial, Seoul; 01SJ Biennial, San Jose; Sundance New Frontier, Park City among other venues. She is the recipient of Fellowships from Skowhegan, Eyebeam and Wave Hill. She grew up in Auckland, New Zealand and currently lives in Los Angeles.