Inference Engine

Grayson Earle

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When you step into Inference Engine, you are stepping into a video game.
You’re in a spacecraft that has been knocked out of orbit and into the GANthropocene—now you’re lost in a Generative Adversarial Network or GAN for short. With only the controls you have in front of you, you must navigate your way back to your destination before time runs out.


Artist Profile


Grayson Earle is a new media artist and educator. He has worked as a professor at Oberlin College, the New School, and the City University of New York. He is the co-creator of Bail Bloc and a member of The Illuminator art collective. His work uses the context of art to materialize ideas and forms surrounding the role that digital technologies and networks can play in protest and political agency. He exhibits inside and outside of traditional art spaces, working with guerrilla video projection, cryptocurrency, machine learning, simulation, sculpture, and the internet. Earle has held fellowships at Akademie Schloss Solitude, ZK/U, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, and Pioneer Works. He has presented his work and research at The Whitney Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, Radical Networks, the Magnum Foundation, and Open Engagement. Recent exhibitions include the Brooklyn Museum (USA), Centro de Cultura Digital (Mexico), Kate Vass Galerie (Switzerland), and The Red House (Taiwan).