Exchange: Ukraine

Social Focus: Digital Literacy
Artist: Ellen Pearlman

Exchange: Ukraine

Social Focus: Digital Literacy
Artist: Ellen Pearlman

Kyiv, Ukraine

Ellen Pearlman’s exchange explores digital and media literacy through art and artificial intelligence. Participants learn collaborative practices combining hardware and software, coding, conceptual design, and resource-sharing, as well as approaches to ideation and implementation. Pearlman aspires to give participants confidence and strength in their own vision. She then helps them realize that vision through group collaborations to reclaim their narrative and cultural identity in relation to current and past political situations.

Community Projects

I’m Standing Here

I’m Standing Here

This team’s research included investigating various environmental factors that affect climate change, which they categorized as positive or negative (while acknowledging that many are controversial). They selected six factors to examine...

MUDRA

MUDRA

MUDRA is a smart AI-based program that processes sign language in real-time (including Ukrainian Sign Language) and translates this data into other media (text, voice, music, visual output). The aim of the project is to create a product that helps people with hearing and speech impairments to communicate...

David’s World

David’s World

“David’s World” reflects the team’s research into fake news and conspiracies around COVID-19. They created a digital environment using Unity and Raymarching, as well as Magenta Studio, that reflects this type of worldview...

AI Dreaming

AI Dreaming

This project contemplates isolation and social distancing in a moment where many relationships are mediated through the screen by creating a virtual world. The surroundings and sounds in this world convey a feeling of solitude to the viewer, though it is actually a multiplayer experience where the visitor appears in the crowd of avatars...

Blog

Title Address Description
U.S. Embassy Kyiv — Ukraine
Aviakonstructor Igor Sikorsky St, 4, Kyiv, Ukraine, 04112
Kyiv, Ukraine
Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000

Exchange Location

Kyiv, Ukraine

Exchange Location

U.S. Embassy Kyiv – Ukraine

About Our Host Partner, IZOLYATSIA

IZOLYATSIA is a platform for cultural initiatives founded in 2010. They are a multidisciplinary cultural project open to all genres of creative expression, and a point of intersection for all those passionate about cultural and social change. IZOLYATSIA has three intertwined directions of activity: art, education and projects geared at activating Ukraine’s creative sector.

Outreach Partners:

Carbon | Urban Curators | METASITU

American Arts Incubator is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs developed in partnership with ZERO1.

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