VISION IN ART AND NEUROSCIENCE 
(MIT 9.S52, 9.S916)

Studio + seminar course taught by Sarah Schwettmann, Seth Riskin, and Pawan Sinha through the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.
Offered Fall 2017, 2018.

Course Website

PROJECT ECHO: LEGAL 
TEMPLATE AGREEMENTS
FOR ARTIST-AI  COLLABORATION

Template agreements for artists and AIs engaged in instantiating and extending trained models for art generation and iteration. Collaborative project between MIT and the Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center.


MIND THE MACHINE

In a collaboration between artist Shantell Martin and computational neuroscientist Sarah Schwettmann, a neural network was trained on 400 of Martin's original drawings to learn a model of her characteristic style and process. The algorithm then created a series of new drawings using a robotic plotter in this exhibit at OPEN Gallery – drawings that Martin might have made, but hadn't yet.





PERCEIVING PERCEPTION 

The first in an illustrated series of exhibits resulting from VAN, a course without graded exams. Unmarked vans have never looked so good.

exhibition catalog

STRUCTURING COLLECTIVE 
KNOWLEDGE

An IAP workshop run by SJ Klein from the Knowledge Futures Group. A brief history of tools for coordinating large-scale knowledge projects, and discussion of modern challenges. Participants develop and publish use cases describing a collective knowledge effort they want to realize, and discuss how to propagate the workshop itself to other communities.

workshop website

THE WALL: FIRST IN A SERIES OF EXPERIMENTAL 
PHENOMENOLOGY PROJECTS

Led by Maddie Cusimano, a project to explore perceptual organization superimposed upon points in a hexagonal grid.

interactive gallery