Meanwhile, at the Serpentine Gallery

Friday 12th August, 2022 - Bruce Sterling

*This seems unusual.


Dear Friends,

Next Tuesday 16 August at 6pm BST, join us on Serpentine’s Twitch as artist and scientist, Libby Heaney, inaugurates the first publicly available artistic deployment of Hivemind — a virtual knowledge game created by Trust as Serpentine’s 2021 Arts Technologies Commission. Libby modified the game environment, transforming it into a quantum Hivemind that she describes as a ‘non-linear labyrinth that weaves together multiplicities, entanglements and collapses to let us peer into the futures of quantum computing through art’. During the stream, Libby will be joined by arebyte curator Rebecca Edwards, arebyte producer Nimco Kulmiye and Orb (aka Serpentine Curator, Eva Jäger).

You can sign up here to receive a reminder or head to the stream. And don’t miss Libby’s The Evolution of Ent-: QX at arebyte Gallery in London until 20 August.

You can also mod and play Hivemind yourself by downloading it on Github. Those of you who send us your Hiveminds will receive a free copy of Future Art Ecosystems 2: Art x Metaverse.

Serpentine R&D Platform Team
PS Want to know about Hivemind? Check out this article in Spike.

Image: Libby Heaney’s quantum Hivemind. Image courtesy of Trust, 2022