Jul 21st 2017

Lee Cody: An Algorithm for Living In

@ The Night Gallery

3149 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Friday, July 21st, from 8:30 PM - 10 PM

On view through Thursday, August 17th

Please join us for an opening of L.A.-based speculative designer Lee Cody’s “An Algorithm for Living In” for our mid-July event at The Night Gallery. Brief remarks from Lee at 9:00 pm. Exhibition opens at sunset (8:19 pm) and closes at sunrise.

Sidewalk seating available. Explore our neighbors’ galleries as part of Bridgeport’s Third Fridays art walk.

An Algorithm for Living In builds unique interfaces for negotiating our relationships with algorithms and other technologies whose effects are often invisible, though they exert huge influence on our daily choices, our experience, and our agency in the larger world. Functionalist architecture and the machine aesthetic negotiated our relationship with industrial fabrication and globalization by bringing factories and industrialization to the cultural foreground and establishing the dwelling as a “machine for living in.” An Algorithm for Living In brings these online platforms to the cultural foreground with immersive 3D interfaces. Interacting with these black-box technologies through these interfaces makes them more spatial and may engender a more intuitive understanding of the role these algorithms play in our lives. Ultimately this can reveal hidden restraints embedded in these systems, and foster ways to break those restraints.

The Night Gallery is…

— A space for exhibiting architectural projections. Projection is defined as 1) a medium: projected onto a window screen and 2) a mode of work: projecting new ways of seeing the built environment and concepts for future change. Projections include, but are not limited to, animations, responsive maps, data-tracking graphics, interactive websites, sensor-based installations.
— A 6’x7’ projection space on a storefront window.
— Open from sundown to sunrise.
— Open in spring, summer, and fall (May-October).
— Six shows, each of which opens on the third Friday of the month.
— Located in Bridgeport, Chicago at 3149 S. Morgan St.
— Features a place to sit and is open to all.

Lee Cody is a speculative designer, artist, and programmer currently living in Los Angeles. He holds a Masters of Fine Art in Media Design Practices from ArtCenter College of Design, and a Bachelors of Fine Art in Photography and New Media from California College of The Arts. He has worked with museums, nonprofits, and universities to produce design investigations around spatializing information, negotiating urban life in a digital ecology, and democratizing virtual spaces and environments. His work chiefly investigates the exploration of new frontiers and technologies, as well as the transparency and accountability of those emergent technologies—algorithms, machine learning, AI.

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