ARS Electronica: Project Florence September 2016

Microsoft is Teaching Your Plants to Talk Back, FastcoDesign, May 31 2016

Eye-to-eye with Jason Salavon’s algorithm-produced art, Wired Magazine, October 22, 2014

“Next up, Salavon will spend the next six months as the first artist-in-residence at Microsoft Research in Seattle. Among the ideas he’ll be exploring: ‘What would [Rennaisance painter] Pieter Bruegel the Elder or Hieronymus Bosch do with contemporary computation?’”


Jason Salavon, Art Ltd. Magazine, November 2014

“…he is currently on leave in Seattle, where he is Artist-in-Residence at Microsoft Research…; ‘I’m being treated as a peer with a different perspective, that of an artist with computational skills and awareness….I’m free to pursue my normal art-making agendas. What is different is that I’m embedded with hundreds of brilliant scientists working in the trenches at the forefront of computational method and thought. I’m excited about what will come from this exchange.’”


How Can We Grow a Better Future?, MAKE, December 18th, 2014

“The Inaugural Biofabricate Summit that took place on December 4th, 2014 was the first event to focus on commercial, artistic and research the disruptive technologies that comprise the emerging field of grown materials.”


What Only Artists Can Teach Us About Technology, Data, and Surveillance, the Stranger, December 10, 2014

“The way one artist put it to me, if you think of Microsoft as a city, Microsoft Research is the university.”


Jason Salavon, New City Art (news about art in Chicago), September 18, 2014

“For the next several months he is artist-in-residence at Microsoft Research, a prestigious think tank for software engineers.”


Creative Capital (well-respected funder in the world of art)

“Salavon is selected by Microsoft’s Artist-in-Residency Program. The residency takes place in the Microsoft campus’ new gallery space called Studio 99 which presents art that melds data, creative coding and leading-edge technology.”


Artist James George used Kinect and Bing as Microsoft Research’s first artist-in-residence, The Verge, December 3, 2013

“George was invited to spend three months as the first-ever artist-in-residence at Microsoft Research’s Studio 99, where he’s had the company’s digital toolkit at his disposal to create new works of art.”


Inside Microsoft Research’s First Artist-In-Residence Program, Fast Company, December 3, 2013

“Good thing, George says, that Microsoft has a ‘sense of humor about everything.’ In fact, that sensibility is exactly what enables something like an artist-in-residence program in the first place—which will in turn help Microsoft foster an internal culture of creativity needed to compete in today’s liberal-arts-centric world of tech.”


Microsoft artist taps Kinect, Bing as his chosen media, CNET, December 3, 2013

“Thanks to Microsoft’s incubator-like environment and George’s ingenuity, the artist in residence has become an expert in manipulating three-dimensional objects.”


How Microsoft Research’s first ‘artist in residence’ turned technology into art, GeekWire, December 3, 2013

“…one of George’s pieces, called “Grip,” used Microsoft Research’s real-time 3D scene capturing technology to create an abstract interactive presentation of two human forms, which fall away from each other and then come back together when Kinect sensors detect someone approaching.”


Gigapixel ArtZoom Photo Of Seattle Has Over 100 Artists In It, Huffington Post UK, January 27, 2014

“We’ve seen a lot of impressive gigapixel cityscapes but there’s something a little extra special about this one…. Microsoft teamed up with over 100 of Seattle’s creative best to insert them all into this massive panoramic of the city’s epic skyline.”


Microsoft Creates A 20-Gigapixel “Where’s Waldo?” Of Seattle, Fast Company, January 24, 2014

“‘The mission of Microsoft Research is to extend the state of the art, and technologists really benefit from seeing the world through artists’ eyes,’ he (Michael Cohen) says. ‘It challenges us to build better tools and technology. Artists are the pioneers at the edge of what’s possible, pulling us into the future.’”


Can You Spot All the Hidden Easter Eggs in This 20 Gigapixel Panoramic?, Gizmodo, January 26, 2014

“Multi-gigapixel panoramas are rad. It’s like peeping at the world through a telescope from the comfort of your own ground-floor living room. But Microsoft has made the concept even more fun with its 20 Gigapixel “ArtZoom,” and has hidden a bunch of stuff for you to find.”


Can YOU spot Microsoft’s spaceship? See tech giant’s MASSIVE 20 GIGAPIXEL interactive image of Seattle, complete with Easter eggs, Daily Mail, January 27, 2014

“Microsoft has created an interactive billion pixel image of its Seattle base – and hidden a few surprises in there.”




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