As our interactions with machines evolve, exploring and creating new boundaries around immersive interfaces becomes critical. The Media Under Dystopia WISPer edition is a lab hands-on exhibition exploring how the internet and XR can become tools to democratize art creation, access, co-creation, and critical media expansion.
With the MUD Foundation exhibition Media Under Dystopia Wisper edition, we are prototyping the future of our current program iterations with local, national, and international communities. "WISPer" is the acronym of "WISP," Wireless Internet Service Provider, and the word ‘whisper’. This exhibition is launching our WISPer program, creating a WISP network around the MUD Foundation venue (and beyond), where the local, national, and international communities can access the MUD Foundation exhibition program and community partners initiatives. At the same time, the audiences have art access and art creation tools through our metaverse XR platform: the MUD Verse.
The WISPer edition exhibition explores through the artist's participation and their conceptual practices how extended reality (XR) can establish new connections among diverse communities within the immersive landscape of our MUD Verse.
The exhibition is established as a co-creative lab, with the progressive activations of hands-on workshops, eTalks, and the XRCamp program. MUD aims to become a dynamic hub for online and in-person art-tech-centered collaboration hub.
The exhibition will feature artists, projects, and organizations committed to exploring and building XR ecosystems, integrating these into their community actions. Media Under Dystopia Wisper Edition include Gretchen Andrew, Dhiren Dasu, Richard Garet, Laurence de Valmy, Connie Bakshi, Lans King, Leo Castaneda, Amelie Schlaeffer, Jose Hernandez, Martin Carrillo, Rodolfo Peraza, and Ariel Baron-Robbins with LOOP artists in residence.
The LOOP residence program consists of XR online studios with the following artists: David Sainté, Inbar Hagai, Match Zimmerman, Joelle McTigue, Zhou Peng, Ryan Seslow, Angie Amaro, BBraio, Ibuki Kuramochi, Cha, Wenjun Chen, and Denis Rovinskiy.
We thank the Knight Foundation for supporting Onland XR technology and our exhibition program. We're also grateful to the National Endowment for the Arts, State of Florida Cultural Affairs, Miami Dade Cultural Affairs, CIFO, and our tech startup partner and founder, Next Reality Digital, for their continued support of our exhibition program.
Launching our public XR Metaverse to explore how extended reality (XR) can establish new connections among diverse communities within the immersive landscape of MUD Verse, with the progressive activations of hands-on workshops, eTalks, and the XRCamp program.
Join us for an exciting and educational workshop that combines art, technology, and creativity. This interactive event is designed for individuals aged 12 and above and offers a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience with a drawing robot while gaining insights into the world of robotics and algorithms. The drawing robot used in this workshop was built and designed for Gretchen Andrew's studio for use in her upcoming art series. But during the workshop, you'll not only interact with the robot but also learn how various artists, including Connie Bakshi and Amelie Schlaeffer, use technical tools to explore thought-provoking themes. More Information