We are proud to present our inaugural cohort of artists-in-residence. From a wide pool of talented artists and technologists, three were selected for the 2022 residency program; these artists will create, experiment, and share their knowledge with the art and technology community.
Our diverse selection panel consisted of members from the arts, education, and technology sectors; many thanks to each and every member for their in-depth review and scoring.
Salvador Iglesias, A&E Atlanta Artist-in-Residence: April-July 2022
Iglesias is an interdisciplinary artist, speaker, and creative technologist whose prior work includes coding, 3D modeling, augmented reality, and metaverse exploration. Iglesias emphasizes the complications of interacting with an ever-evolving world in his work, attempting to bridge the gap between technology and reality. During his residency, Iglesias will use a mixture of 3D and augmented reality to create an interactive and immersive experience using the A&E Atlanta digital signs.
Max Woo, MARTA Artbound Artist-in-Residence: June-September 2022
Woo is a technologist and creative whose experience includes dance, film, art, games, and new media. In 2021, Woo founded WooWorld LLC, where he develops blockchain-integrated video games and provides web3 consulting. Woo’s work combines worlds, emotions, and personal experiences to create accessible and impactful gameplay. During his residency, Woo will explore digital game development as an innovative tool to increase MARTA bus ridership and improve the transit experience.
Eddie Farr, A&E Atlanta Artist-in-Residence: August-December 2022
Farr is a musician, composer, and artist focused on physical and digital technology. Farr’s prior work has focused on the overconsumption of technology and the technology-based waste now prevalent in society. Using discarded devices, he combines sculpture, hardware modification, and computer programming to breathe new life into outdated devices. During his residency, Farr will use traffic navigation software and real-time algorithmic traffic updates to convert data into art, allowing the ebb and flow of downtown Atlanta to generate digital artwork.
Emerging Art+Tech Education Stipend Recipients
In addition to the residencies, three Emerging Art+Tech Education Stipends were granted to artists to support their continued exploration and learning throughout the year. Emerging Art+Tech Education recipients will be provided with a platform to share their knowledge with the arts community through the Futures Lab.
Artist and engineer TeMika Grooms will explore mixed reality and accompanying software. Grooms is a visual storyteller whose prior work combines traditional muralism and augmented reality; Grooms seeks to explore the possibilities of digital media merged with traditional art mediums.
DeSitaa Lipscomb & Jamaali Lipscomb
The Lipscomb sister and brother duo will explore NFTs and interactive media applications. DeSitaa Lipscomb is a photographer, videographer, and video editor whose prior creative work includes costume design, animation, and film production. Jamaali Lipscomb is a visual and musical artist active in both the greater Portland and Atlanta communities. In addition to his creative work, Jamaali Lipscomb directs educational workshops for youth and adults.