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Manipulating memories: Archives, history and deepfakes Thursday, September 24th, 12:00-12:45 pm EST Francesca Panetta and Halsey Burgund (In Event of Moon Disaster) James Coupe (Thoughtworks Synthetic Media Resident 2020) Yvonne Ng (WITNESS) in conversation with William Uricchio (MIT) Deepfakery is a series of critical conversations exploring the intersection of satire, art, human rights, disinformation, and […]

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SEASON 3, EPISODE 3: IDENTITY Are we as free as we strive to be? We have become increasingly data-driven identities – not only defined by our connectedness but targeted through our demographic profiles. Ghislaine Boddington @body_tech23, Creative Director of bodydataspace, introduces three artists with unique takes on identity. Artist James Coupe asks what profiling means […]

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ThoughtWorks Arts are pleased to announce that the Simulacra & Similitude: Synthetic Media residency has been jointly awarded to two artists, Nouf Aljowaysir and James Coupe. Due to COVID-19, these residencies have been restructured to take place fully online. Our external partners for this residency are MIT Open Doc Lab, an academic center for innovative […]

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Reimagining the Image: James Coupe with Joy Buolamwini April 28, 2020 (7PM – 8PM EST) Tickets: https://www.icp.org/events/reimagining-the-image-james-coupe-with-joy-buolamwini Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be held online. The program will take place via Zoom. Register to receive a link to join.​ British-born, Seattle-based artist James Coupe creates artworks that examine the often unseen and […]

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General Intellect, exhibited as part of Eintritt in ein Lebewesen. Von der Sozialen Skulptur zum Plattformkapitalismus (On entering a living being. From Social Sculpture to Platform Capitalism) Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin 18 May – 16 August 2020 When Joseph Beuys coined the phrase of the “social sculpture” in the 1970s, he was not aware of the […]

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Exhibition: Exhibited at International Center of Photography , New York City, January 23 – May 17, 2020 Materials: 5-channel video monitors, computers, iPads, cameras Description: This work uses a scene from Walter Hill’s 1979 cult movie The Warriors, which involves an an encounter between an all-female gang, the Lizzies, and three members of the Warriors […]

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Exhibition: Exhibited at International Center of Photography , New York City, January 23 – May 17, 2020 Materials: 2-channel video monitors, computers, iPads, cameras Description: This work uses an excerpt from Walter Hill’s 1979 cult movie The Warriors, as the remaining Warriors embark on the final stretch of their subway journey to Coney Island, and […]

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Exhibition: Exhibited at International Center of Photography , New York City, January 23 – May 17, 2020 Materials: 3-channel video projection, computers, iPads, cameras Description: “You’re standing right now with nine delegates from 100 gangs. And there’s over 100 more. That’s 20,000 hard-core members. Forty thousand, counting affiliates, and 20,000 more, not organized but ready […]

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James Coupe Warriors International Center of Photography, New York City Jan 23rd – May 17th 2020 The International Center of Photography (ICP) will open its new integrated center on Manhattan’s Lower East Side with James Coupe: Warriors, one of four inaugural exhibitions. It will be on view at ICP at 79 Essex Street at Essex […]

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Worker cage with screen that displays a multiple-choice personality test used by Cambridge Analytica to profile Facebook users, and by various corporations to evaluate potential and current employees.

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Crowdworkers are hired to upload a one-minute video recording their activities. The only requirements are that they only upload a maximum of one video per hour, and a clock be shown on camera.

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An AI algorithm analyzes and labels photographs used in a standard human empathy test. Each photograph’s metadata generates a machine-readable CAPTCHA matrix and a related query.

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Covers of pop songs about being ignored that currently have zero plays on SoundCloud are played on a Karaoke Machine inside a soundproof room.

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Crowdworkers are hired to upload videos of themselves engaging in a spiritual practice three times per day. The box collects donations that are used to commission more videos.

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Three virtual assistants programmed to laugh at random intervals.