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Announcing our first Flash Residents!

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Cristobal Valenzuela
April 29, 2020
Our open position for Something in Residence has been an invaluable way of collaborating with…

Our open position for Something in Residence has been an invaluable way of collaborating with and supporting artists and creatives working with machine intelligence. Previous residents have worked on a wide spectrum of projects. From NLP and poetry to creative coding and design tooling research.

For our next call, we wanted to try a new format to work with and support creatives from all over the world in these troubled moments. — On March 30, we made an open call for Runway Flash Residency: a three week paid remote residency for creatives working with machine intelligence. The reception was amazing! We received 140+ applications from all over the globe. The list of applications ranged from generative music and synthetic art to interactive installations and VR experiences. After an exhaustive review process, we are excited to announce the five selected residents!

Alexander Roidl

Alexander Roidl is a designer and media researcher, with a background in graphic and interaction design, fine art, and programming. His research investigates the diverse implications of human-computer interaction with a focus on the creative use of software. Therefore, his practice explores the intersection of programming, design, and software culture. He is currently working as a lecturer and researcher at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Alexander holds an MFA in Experimental Publishing from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and a BA in Media Design from the Hof University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

Alexander will be working on looking at how machine learning can be used as a tool to design graphics. Exploring how images can be created in a more intuitive way than photography or drawing.

Bernat Cuni

Bernat is a designer working with robots, crafts, and code to make unique products and custom projects. He is currently exploring machine learning and mixed reality tools. Bernat runs, a design studio aimed to discover creative applications of contemporary technologies.

Bernat will be working on a project to generate textures & normal maps for 3D applications with a web with vector explorer and 3D viewer.

Kira Bursky

Kira is an award-winning filmmaker on a journey to explore perceptions of reality with each of her magic fueled films and projects. She founded All Around Artsy in 2009. She is inspired by our capacity to heal from mental health issues and is driven to tell stories of our ability to transform our minds and hearts into a perspective of infinite possibility. She has produced over 60 short films and music videos that have screened at festivals around the world from Los Angeles to Berlin to Beijing. She is currently developing the script for her first feature film.

Kira will be working on creating a new model to generate novel visuals (set design, textures, etc.) and characters for a new upcoming short film.

Purvi Goel

Purvi is a 5th Year Masters student at Brown University, concentrating in Computer Science. At school, she has the privilege of working in Brown’s Visual Computing lab. She is passionate about computer graphics, building interactive design tools for creative applications, and helping make content creation more accessible.

Purvi will be working on training and deploying a model that can decompose a real-world image of an object with spatially-varying materials into a set of matcaps.

Yuma Kishi

Yuma Kishi is an AI Artist from Japan. He graduated from the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering in 2019 and started artist activities from the same year. He is trying to open up a new art scene by expanding human creativity with AI.

Yuma will continue to work on a portrait series that looks at humans through AI glances that will culminate with an exhibition.

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