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As well as illustrated articles and interviews, the magazine will include ‘visual’ and ‘sound’ articles.

Portraits of Imaginary People

Mike Tyka studied Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the University of Bristol. He obtained his PhD in Biophysics in 2007 and went on to work as a research fellow at the University of Washington and has been studying the structure and dynamics of protein molecules. Since 2015 he has also begun working with artificial neural networks as an artistic medium and tool. His latest generative portraits series “Portraits of Imaginary People” has been shown at ARS Electronica in Linz, OutOfSight 2017 and at the New Musueum in Karuizawa, Japan. Mike currently works on machine learning at Google in Seattle.

Contemplations

“My art seeks to give form to those processes of thought which have yet to be fully articulated and to explore the enormous scope of the beautiful and delicately balanced neural choreographies designed to reflect what is occurring in our own minds as we think.

In the ‘Contemplation’ series of drawings the process of repetitive mark-making enables a heightening of concentration, acting like a visual mantra or kasina, focussing shifting thoughts and intending to settle the mind of the practitioner.

Building up in layers, the work plays with the transitory nature of light and perception. The viewer becomes a part of the process, whose eyes move across the work, creating an opportunity of awareness into the temporal nature of reality and, hopefully, stillness of the mind.”

Cryptic 2017: Art and Science

Cryptic 2017 examines the relationship between art, science and technology, and features artworks that use technology and science variously as medium or message. Explore digital and kinetic interactive artworks, virtual reality, and mixed media installations, all set in the idiosyncratic spaces of the Crypt Gallery, London.

Cecelia Chapman: Strange Love 2017

Cecelia Chapman is an artist, designer, video producer and writer whose works primarily examine image, perception and consciousness. Her first design position with the physicist Dr. Frank Oppenheimer in the Exploratorium working with engineers, artists and scientists to develop perceptual and physics exhibits, influences her practice to this day. Chapman produces drawings, and short video in collaboration with sound artists online.

Elena Nemkova: Affective Accidence

    The sculptures of the series “Affective Accidence” are a kind of solidified emotions. The organic and synthetic materials shape in their layers the crusts of power of the human cerebral reactions to the internal or external stimuli. The forms are based to the data provided by 3D fMR brain scanning and some testimonials […]

Kon Markogiannis: Mind Patterns

Kon Markogiannis is an artist with an interest in spirituality and the evolution of consciousness. By manipulating the photographic medium he is able to develop a personal and simultaneously transpersonal language which negotiates between subjective art and the photographic document.