*This exchange was conducted virtually due to COVID-19
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.
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...
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...
I was really looking forward to spending time in Kyiv, Ukraine this past April, but instead my exchange turned into the COVID-19 pandemic exchange. With great assistance from ZERO1, I pivoted in the short space of two weeks to a fully online experience. . It was also fortunate that my incubator topic was art and artificial intelligence, which meant…
I first visited Kyiv Ukraine in 1992, the first year of Perestroika, and again in 1993. I met Ukrainian artists in New York City by chance during an open art studio day in Brooklyn, and one of the artists I met was from Kyiv. She spontaneously invited me to visit her hometown, saying she would set me up with a place to stay (this was pre-AirBnb)…
U.S. Embassy Kyiv — Ukraine
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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.