Art in Silico

Art in Silico is a computational art exhibition and event series that examines the expressive world of creative computation and the confluence of technology and art, connecting circuit board to canvas.

As technology pervades our existence, forming new universes—metaverses—in which we can live, act, and perceive, the spaces between the conventional science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and the creative arts have shrunk to the infinitesimal. Art in Silico celebrates the continuum of arts and STEM, seeking to hack your mind and STEAM your brain to experience a world in which data are compelling, evocative, provocative, ugly, beautiful, and appealing.

Submission/Event Information:

Submissions may take the form of (but are not limited to) digital art, AI art, robotics, video, audio, interactive artworks, coding, performance, and/or traditional media--as long as the artwork addresses some aspect of computing, that’s what this show is all about.

Interested participants will need to use the submission form in advance of the deadline (March 4) with respect to the submission guidelines. Submissions are encouraged from everyone, not just from Michigan Tech students, faculty, and staff. Any questions about submissions, including guideline inquiries, can be emailed to silico-art-l@mtu.edu

Artwork will be displayed from April 2 to May 6, 2024. Artists can opt to allow their pieces to be auctioned to support student scholarships and/or the Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock.

This webpage will be updated with details on the reception, workshops, and more as they develop. To receive updates by email, please click the yellow button below and press "Ask to Join" on the page it takes you to (You will need to be signed into a Google account to join the group).

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Event Schedule at a Glance

February 19 Workshop on AI Art

March 4 Submission Deadline

April 4 Art in Silico Reception @ CCCAC

April 2-6 Exhibition @ CCCAC

April 7-May 6 Exhibition @ GLRC

For more information, please email silico-art-l@mtu.edu. Media inquiries can be sent to James Townsend (townsend@mtu.edu)

The first Art in Silico Juried Show raised $1,200 in donations which was split between MTU Student Scholarships (dedicated to student conferences, travel, and research) and the Copper Country Community Arts Center to continue arts opportunities and cultural enrichment in the Keweenaw Peninsula. 

Pieces submitted into Art in Silico 2023