AuroArt 2020: Where Tech meets Art

Art and Auroville’s founders

Mirra Alfassa (The Mother) and Sri Aurobindo

Auroville and Blockchain: synchronicity

Visiting Auroville for the first time in January 2019 I breathed beauty, creativity, spirit of research and solidarity. I had a vision:

Bringing CryptoArt to Auroville.

CryptoArt is a very recent (2018) artistic movement in which the artist produces works of art, typically still or animated images and often in close collaboration with the machine (not necessarily a computer but also, for example, a scanner or an old Polaroid) and distributes them using blockchain technology and the peer-to-peer IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) network.

The work of CryptoArt O Snail of artist HEX0x6C, 2018. The work, exhibited in the digital gallery SuperRare, interprets, in a modern key, an ancient haiku by Kobayashi Issa.

The AuroArt 2020 project

Specifically, the AuroArt 2020 project consists of the following objectives, divided into two parts (Words and Acts):

Involvement of local universities and education centres

The project also aims to involve nearby universities (e.g. Pondicherry and Chennai) in the following ways:

Timing and logistics

Ideally, the project will take place over a period of 1/2 weeks between 23 December 2019 and 19 January 2020. A room with video projector and, possibly, wifi internet connection is required. Each participant will have to have a laptop to work on and install the free Processing software. Basic computer skills are desirable (in particular, it will be useful, but not necessary, to know at least one programming language). The course will be taught in English.

Who I am

I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Udine in Italy. I currently teach courses in Data Science and Network Science. In the past, among other things, I taught the course of Generative Art. Under the name HEX0x6C I am also a generative artist. My works are exhibited in the main international galleries of CryptoArt. More information in this post by Medium.


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