Phoenix-based interactive audio-visual artist Devin Fleenor will debut S.E.E.D, an artificially intelligent installation with therapeutic properties, at Nuit Blanche in Toronto this September.
The installation isn’t just responsive to physical presence but also the user’s emotion and mood, adapting its algorithmic makeup for the most beneficial experience.
Pending an ethics review, Fleenor is going to work with Dr. Sri Krishnan, professor and associate dean for the department of electrical and computer engineering at Ryerson University in Toronto, this autumn to analyse the ‘biofeedback data generated by S.E.E.D’ and see if the installation has healing capabilities for those suffering from brain trauma, Alzheimer’s, depression, autism and other neurological conditions.
So if you thought just looking at art is where your interaction stopped, this work will make you think again. As will many of the other pieces included in this year’s programme for Nuit Blanche Toronto.
Devin Fleenor: S.E.E.D will be at OnlyOneGallery in Toronto from September 30 to October 7 and at Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City between October 11 to 23, 2017.
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