Greg Technology

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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.

2021A Catfish Named Oobahby Oobah Butler with Greg Technology and Emily Saltz

Article in the Independent

(Image generated by CLIP and BigGAN using code by Ryan Murdock).

AI-generated opinion piece.

2021Let It All Artby Molmol Kuo and Zach Lieberman's YYN
with Greg Technology et al.

Live site

Interactive project for BNP Paribas, made for YYN in collaboration with Publicis.

2020Bosqueby Ariel Uzal and Greg Technology

Live site

Shown in Creative Code Festival at LIGHTBOX (New York)
Shown in voltaje, arts and technology salon (Bogotá)

2020Haiku Sweepstake

Contemplative experience made for Montreal Assembly, famed guitar pedal makers.

See the site here

2020Aquariumby Yehwan Song with Greg Technology

Part of the "ARE YOU GOING WITH ME?" exhibition at piknic (Seoul)

Video of the installation on Yen's Instagram page

2020The way we touch each other in 2020by Yehwan Song with Greg Technology

See the live site (mobile-only)

Video on Yen's site

2020Chops

Make beats with your voice.

Chops is an iOS app that transform vocal sounds into drum sounds, and lets you layer multiple tracks making it much more intuitive and fun to jot down ideas or just jam it out while you’re away from the keyboard.

2019████████

Hardware, firmware and software research & development for a project by Vincent Morisset's AATOAA.

2019Contrecœur

The path from Montréal to Québec City and back, from one home to another, as a flickering real time trajectory along a pair of analog video maps.

There's a video of it here.

Made during Multi Screen Installation at OBORO, led by Roberto Santaguida.

2019Velophoneby Greg Technology and Luc Mikelsons

Using motion sensors and radio signals, Velophone algorithmically generates musical scores based on the rider's movements.

Its original compositions are adapted and modulated for multiple bicycles when many Velophones ride together.

It uses Arduinos, music, accelerometers, zip ties and makes you feel like you're riding the music, for all of the intense feeling of dread that this sentence evokes in you.

2019AnticipationSchool for Poetic Computation Spring 2019

Video

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.

Materials

Cardioid microphone, Logitech webcam, Apple computer, Python, C++, and JavaScript software.

2019My Real Speechby Oobah Butler with Greg Technology

Acceptance video

A.I.-generated expanded acceptance speech & micro-site for Oobah Butler's Webby Award.

2018 and 2019 All We'd Ever Need Is One Another
(Version 1 and trio) by Adam Basanta

DescriptionSite (V1) - Trio

Production Credits

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.


Exhibited

19.09.19 - 02.11.19 Arsenal Contemporary. Toronto, CAN.
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

Press

Can an artist sue an AI over copyright infringement?
Artist faces lawsuit over computer system that creates randomly generated images

20181-Minute Met

375,000 Artworks from the Met in 1 Poster

See everything that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has to offer, at a glance.

Buying this poster will encourage me to think about getting into the poster business, which is probably a good thing.

2018Presstube Treeby James Paterson with Greg Technology

Cheeky Ecommerce Integration

Web-based Generative 3D Toy Maker. Smushing of audio input, virtual tree blobs, and on-demand 3D manufacturing.

Eyeo 2018 Presentation (James talks about it at 38:36)

2018Empty Trains

Digital Activism

Failed attempt at swaying public opinion against the use of algorithmic pricing by the sole passenger railway transporter in Canada. I fought the law, and the law won.

Press

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 and James Paterson

Generative Tunnel Animation Maker

Similar to an Instagram filter, but more cumbersome. I have no regrets.

Make a weird GIF.

2018Quick Draw Doodles

Generative Poster

Google's Quick Draw recorded participants' drawings of many kinds of doodles. I made a poster exploring the temporal aspects of this dataset.

I'm selling these posters to sustain my practice as an artist. Buying one will help boost my self‑confidence.

2018Monautob.us

Bus schedule display / installation

Tells you when the next bus is coming. See it in action. Google Maps Street View caught it too (look up).

On continuous display in the Mile End, Montréal.