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\Art 2019 Miao Ying’s Pilgrimage into Walden Twelve showing at The Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, South Korea from October 15, 2020 to March 14, 2021!

\Art 2020 with Devin Kenny, Bil Leon, and Kelly Sun coming soon!

> PILGRIMAGE INTO WALDEN TWELVE \ART AWARD 2019

Miao Ying, Ben Hwang, and Michael Barron

The project is inspired by AI neural network machine learning, medieval christian indulgences mechanisms, conflicting political ideologies, popular online Chinese S&M romance novels, and the recently emerged “social credit system” in China. More about Pilgrimage into Walden Twelve.

> ABOUT \ART

\Art, pronounced “backslash art”, supports bleeding edge technological interventions into artistic practice.

\Art lives at Cornell Tech, a digital-age, technology-forward graduate campus of Cornell University in New York City. \Art collides students, faculty, and artists, both on and off campus, providing awards and grants for art works, art tools, and art activities that engage the latest emerging digital technologies.

> NEW HUMANS \ART AWARD 2018

Mika Tajima, Christy Cui, and Jacob Lee

In New Humans, emergent gatherings of synthetic humans rise from the surface of a black ferrofluid pool. More about New Humans.

> ABOUT THE \ART AWARD

\Art awards a major $100k grant each year to a practicing NYC-based artist and two Cornell Tech graduates to collaborate full-time on a significant work of art that uses bleeding edge digital technology to provoke novel opportunities for their work.

For the artist, this award offers sustained access to significant engineering capability, enabling deep exploration of new forms, expressions, and features for their work. For the Cornell Tech graduates, the award is an opportunity to flex creatively after graduation, absorb a distinct mode of cultural practice, and take an uncommon path.

Check out past \Art awards (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016); and read more about the \Art award process.

> THEY CALL US A STORM \ART AWARD 2017

Kate Gilmore, Nishad Prinja, and Renee Essess

“They Call Us a Storm” is a performance made for the Museum of the City of New York as part of the \Art Fellowship at Cornell Tech. More about They Call Us A Storm.

> THE LIVING END \ART AWARD 2016

Matthew Weinstein, Alap Parikh, and Brandon Plaster

I began my \Art process by asking a question, “what is anti interactivity, or what is the negative space around interactivity?” More about The Living End.

> ABOUT \ART MICROGRANTS

\Art awards $500 Microgrants on a rolling basis to assist current Cornell University students pursuing art works, art tools, or other art activities that use emerging digital technologies. Read more about \Art Microgrants.

> ABOUT THE \

Backslash (\), otherwise known as whack, hack, slosh, bash, backslant, and reversed virgule--and not to be confused with forward slash (/)--is known as an escape character in computer programming, indicating that the characters after the \ should be interpreted outside the normal mode of input and output to do something special.

> WHOIS \ART

\Art is a mix of Cornell Tech & Cornell University faculty & staff and practitioners with technology and art expertise: Justin Bakse (Director), Greg Pass (Founder), Andrea Inselmann, Zachary Kaplan, J McLoughlin, Alap Parikh, Brandon Plaster, Noah Snavely, and Matthew Weinstein.

> ABOUT CORNELL TECH

Cornell Tech is a new graduate campus of Cornell University located on Roosevelt Island in New York City. It brings together faculty, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs, and students in a catalytic environment to produce visionary results grounded in significant needs that will reinvent the way we live in the digital age. Read more about Cornell Tech.

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For questions, press, and other inquiries, please email info @ backslashart.org.