"Our ideas and imaginings of AI are clouded by the people and industries who develop the technology. This is why it is important that creative people — artists of all kinds — engage critically and imaginatively with emerging technology."
Going forward, what if Vignette moved away from the regionalized survey, and curators worked together on a conceptual theme, and artists proposed site-specific projects? We need to go a lot more rogue.
Three things attract me most to July’s work, and she hit on them in the Dallas lecture: her refusal to reduce her work to a specific medium or genre, her enigmatic and very flawed characters, and the element of interactivity with real people to activate her work.