20-23 July 2023 Jodrell Bank Observatory

eric drass

Eric Drass is an artist who makes work in a range of media, from painting, to digital installation, to generative experiments which live on the net. Some of his favourite themes are identity, consciousness, the philosophical ramifications of artificial intelligence, big data and the relationship between humans and machines. Sometimes this work is political, frequently it is playful, often it is provocative or transgressive in some way.

He also used to be a singer in an experimental hardcore band, an unsuccessful male model, and once took a dotcom 1.0 company from a bedroom project to 14 countries and back, spending $50m on the way. Twenty years ago he was a TV star in America, but he doesn’t like to talk about it.

Talk: The Truth, Post-Truth & Nothing Like The Truth

How does social media mess with our relationship to reality?
What the hell happened to the truth?
Can you manufacture authenticity?
Should I be scared of the bots?
Can we believe our eyes any more?
Will Twitter destroy the world?
Artist Eric Drass (aka shardcore) may or may not answer these questions.

Days

Friday 2022