Wix Playground Presents:
A New Creativity
Wix and It’s Nice That invite you to an inspiring evening of new ideas and lively conversation focused on the topic of creativity and emerging technology. Hear from four experimental designers and creatives, as they discuss how utilizing new technology and tools can help us better understand the world around us.
Dec 05, 6:30 PM
Art Director, Artist
and Web Developer
One of the world’s most exciting creative coders, Ezra Miller has developed his own form of generative art through the use of code and repeating patterns. He’s worked with a range of fashion labels including Adidas, Balenciaga and Alexander Wang, and collaborated with everyone from visual artist Jon Rafman to the producer and DJ Objekt.
Ari Melenciano: Artist, Creative Technologist, and Researcher
Ari Melenciano is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, creative technologist, researcher, and futurist, who is passionate about exploring the relationships between various forms of design and the human experience. Her research lies at the intersection of human-computer interactive technologies, social impacts of technology, culture, sound/audio-visuality, experimental pedagogy and speculative design.
Ben Cullen Williams: Artist
Ben Cullen Williams is a British artist who splits his time between London and New York. While his work usually consists of installations, sculptures, photography and film, he recently teamed up with choreographer Wayne McGregor and Google Arts & Culture Lab on a project centred on artificial intelligence.
In December 2018, it was announced that Wayne had collaborated with the Lab to create Living Archive, an artificially intelligent choreographic tool trained on hundreds of hours of video from the choreographer’s extensive back catalogue. This summer, in Los Angeles, the tech was put to use in a live AI performance experiment accompanied by a video installation by Ben that used the Living Archive as an artistic tool.
Laura Juo-Hsin Chen: Designer, Developer and Animator
Laura Juo-Hsin Chen is an immersive experience developer, designer, animator, and doodler from Taipei, Taiwan. She’s an alum and ex-research resident of NYU ITP, and currently works at Planeta in NYC.
Laura is interested in weird human interactions, and how unusual behaviors shift participants’ perspective. Often using open source technology, Laura aspires to create catalytic experiences in a lighthearted way and make them accessible to the general public.