STARTS Journeys

Prosthetic Memory

M Eifler (US)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 1:45 pm - 1:55 pm
All times are given in Central European Time (CET / UTC +1).

When I tell you I have memory loss, you’ll likely say “I forget things all the time! A name, my keys, where I parked, constantly.”

But do you remember being a sticky wild-eyed kid? Or maybe you have a story from your early 20s you love to tell, laced with seedy details.

I have none of that. Instead of biological memory, I have been experimenting with alternative archives. Part material – paper paint, video, audio, sketchbook, and ink. Part math – assistive intelligence, computer vision, and machine learning.

Come in. I’ll show you around.

Thu, 10.09.2020, 13:45 – 14:55 Ars Electronica Voyages Channel
Sun, 13.09.2020, 4:50 – 5:00 Ars Electronica Gardens Channel
Sun, 13.09.2020, 13:15 – 13:25 Ars Electronica Selection Channel


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Project Credits / Acknowledgements

These video commissions are co-funded by the European Commission’s DG CONNECT, in the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union under the S+T+ARTS initiatives Regional STARTS Centers.


M Eifler (US) is an artist and researcher working in embodied / spatial interactions, speculative archives, and computational prosthetics. As a vocal disabled, non-binary and queer white person, their anti-disciplinary work explores ecotones, in-betweens, chimeras, and grey areas. Working in a collage of painting, performance, sculpture, video and VR / AR technology, they center process over product, discovery over refinement.

They have exhibited work or performed at TED, Exploratorium, SFMoMA, YBCA, Wattis, XOXO, Smithsonian Institution and Kennedy Center.

Europäische Kommission Horizon 2020