Program

Digital Living Hybrids Lab | Nick Meehan & Keren Mendjul

Digital Living Hybrids Lab, is an immersive session directed by Nick Meehan and Keren Mendjul, January 4 - 6, 2019 in Averill Park, NY. The session is an invitation to co-construct a laboratory for scientific and artistic collaboration using the near by island in Burden Lake as its testing ground to explore the boundary between human intuition and computational systems.

What if Christopher Columbus carried a 3D scanner?

We invite you to co-construct a laboratory for scientific and artistic collaboration. In the transition from organic to X,Y,Z environments, the lab will push new forms of computational capture beyond frozen images. Seeking to address point clouds / botanics, computation / reincarnation, robotics / mutations, hibernation / digitization, image / object, the lab will be programmed by whatever questions emerge.

We invite you to become artist, scientist, technologist, archaeologist, biologist and architect on an island a short distance from shore, but only reachable when surrounding water becomes solid ice. Located in the center of Burden Lake, the site of this expedition will become a testing ground for the limits, biases, and desires of our perception. Through experimenting with a range of digital tools, we will also experiment with the boundary between human intuition and computational systems.

We invite you to reimagine the relationship between object and observer and enter a new era of painting. With 4000 square feet of former industrial space at our disposal, lab participants will have three intensive days to project, draw, construct, and digitally simulate at full scale, mirroring the island into the lab. Interactions between findings will build the open ended structure of a scaled and scaleless virtual ecosystem.