Join us on e-flux Video & Film for the premiere of Matthew Ritchie's The Invisible College: Color Confinement, screening from Tuesday, April 6 till Monday, May 3, 2021.
A Q&A event with artist Matthew Ritchie, William Lockett, Shara Nova, Sarah Schwettmann, Sarah Wolozin, and Evan Ziporyn will be on the MIT CAST symposium website on April 9 at 11am ET. The premiere of Matthew Ritchie’s new work The Invisible College: Color Confinement and artist Q&A breakout session are presented as part of the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology’s symposium “Unfolding Intelligence: The Art and Science of Contemporary Computation.” Please REGISTER HERE for the Q&A Session.
As the 2018–21 Dasha Zhukova Distinguished Visiting Artist at MIT, Matthew Ritchie has created a multi-part transmedia artwork, The Invisible College. The central theme, as is often the case in Ritchie's work, is the emergence of hidden narratives from the specific informational qualities of the site. At MIT, The Invisible College was inspired by new developments in artificial intelligence, collaborations with a multidisciplinary team of MIT faculty and students, and Sir Francis Bacon's 1626 unfinished utopian science fiction story, New Atlantis, which proposed the first description of the scientific method, ultimately becoming the model for research institutions like MIT.