I’m an improviser and jester, interested in naive expressions and perplexing arrangements of algorithms, sound and interactivity. I’m excited about the web as an opportunity to multiply delight, and a medium to subvert institutional constructs and language.
2019AnticipationSchool for Poetic Computation Spring 2019
Anticipation is a comedic interactive piece exploring unforeseen uses of the human voice as a musical instrument. As visitors approach the piece, set in a dystopian karaoke environment of badly hung glittery decoration, the artist / MC invites them to sing, whistle or make any sound into a microphone. Many elements seem off: the microphone is disconnected, while a crudely attached webcam whose lens is covered with tape appears to intermittently glow blue. What is going on?
The sounds provided by the visitors are transformed into small notes which are embedded into various MIDI jazz song standards, following the musical parts of the piano, bass or drums. The unintended and distorted results tend to approach both limits of the best/worse spectrum of appreciation — the resulting music is both unbearably wrong and unmusical, while being satisfying in its silliness and unnecessary complexity.
2019Text Message Search Engineby Alex Miller with Greg Technology
Real-time interface that allows the user to search a database of Alex's text messages from the last 5 years, while keeping the messages semi-private.
2019My Real Speechby Oobah Butler with Greg Technology
Read the speech — Acceptance video
A.I.-generated expanded acceptance speech for Oobah Butler's Webby Award.
2018 and 2019
All We'd Ever Need Is One Another
(Version 1 and trio)
by Adam Basanta
Description — Site (V1) - Trio
Concept, design, R&D: Adam Basanta
Computer Vision &
Machine Learning Development: Greg Technology
GUI Programming: Nicholas Estherer
Part of the Permanent Collection of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.
29.06.18 - 05.08.18 Arsenal Art Contemporain, Montreal QC CAN. Presented as part of the 2018 BIAN Digital Art Bienalle.
04.05.18 - 04.06.18 Ellephant Gallery, Montreal, CAN
Can an artist sue an AI over copyright infringement?
Artist faces lawsuit over computer system that creates randomly generated images
20181-Minute Met Poster
375,000 Artworks from the Met in 1 Poster
Generative Algorithm Development based on Public Domain Artworks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Honestly, just a really efficient way to see everything the Met has to offer.
Get one for the kids
2018Presstube Treeby James Paterson
Cheeky Ecommerce Integration
Web-based Generative 3D Toy Maker. Perfectly reasonable combination of audio input, virtual tree blobs, and on-demand 3D manufacturing.
Eyeo 2018 Presentation
Attempt to influence the sole government funded Canadian passenger railway company to stop using algorithmic pricing and transporting empty cars.
I fought the law, and the law won.
Les fluctuations du prix du billet de train
Le train, le transport public mal aimé des Canadiens
Un collectif pour des trains plus aimables
2018OUROBOROSby Greg Technology & Presstube
Generative Tunnel Animation Maker
Similar to an Instagram filter, but more cumbersome.
2018Quick Draw Poster
Generative Algorithm Development
Exploring the temporal aspects of Google Quick Draw's data set of hand drawings.
Why not get one for the office
Real-time bus schedule display
Comfort for the weary traveler. I heard it uses web scraping, but that's probably just a rumor.
On continuous display in the Mile End, Montréal.