[ISEA2017] Artist Statement: Ana Jofre — @ISEA_bot_2017

Artist Statement

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ISEA_bot_2017 is a bot that will live indefinitely on Twitter, a pseudo-life-form that subsists and consists of the work presented at ISEA2017. The bot bases its tweets on the papers from the proceedings of ISEA2017, and re-generates the texts using a Markov chain algorithm.

  • Ana Jofre, PhD, Canada. Ana Jofre received her PhD in Physics from the University of Toronto, did Post-doctoral work at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in Gaithersburg MD, and taught -and did research – at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte for six years before transitioning her career towards the arts. She then completed her MFA at OCAD University in Toronto. Her publications and conference presentations cover a wide range of intellectual interests, from physics to critical theory, and she has exhibited her artwork extensively. Her creative and research interests include figurative sculpture, the aesthetics of camp and of the uncanny, public pedagogy, human-computer interaction, and data visualization. She is currently employed as a post-doctoral fellow in the data visualization lab at OCAD University in Toronto, and will be, as of fall 2017, faculty at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica NY. onewomancaravan.net