The World of Code/Art will be hosted by Ellie Hayworth in conversation with Artist, Saya Woolfalk to discuss her other-worldly vision made possible through the application of technology and computer science.
About the Artist:
Saya Woolfalk (Japan, 1979) is a New York based artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to re-imagine the world in multiple dimensions. With the multi-year projects No Place, The Empathics, and ChimaTEK, Woolfalk has created the world of the Empathics, a fictional race of women who are able to alter their genetic make-up and fuse with plants. With each body of work, Woolfalk continues to build the narrative of these women’s lives, and questions the utopian possibilities of cultural hybridity.
Woolfalk is the recipient of numerous honors, awards, and commissions. She has delivered numerous public lectures at museums and universities throughout the United States including a recent TED X Talk. She is represented by Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York and teaches in the MFA program at Yale School of Art as well as in the BFA and MFA programs at Parsons: The New School for Design.
Ellie Hayworth –
Ellie Hayworth is the founder and CEO of Hayworth Co., a strategic business and communications consultancy committed to intrepid ideas in art and design. The company’s approach is informed by Ellie’s experience in communications, public relations, business strategy, and marketing for diverse clients across the art and design sector in New York and Miami, including nonprofit Powerhouse Arts, artist Suzy Kellems Dominik, artist Josh Harlan, design collective Studio Boheme, Pegasus Prints, Sidel & McElwreath, the Filipino non-profit organization Pintô International, Crush Curatorial, and Fridman Gallery.
A burgeoning art collector, Ellie contributes a profound passion for the evolving mechanics of the art & design market and for the connoisseurship that sustains it. Follow Hayworth’s activities on Instagram at @hayworth.co and learn more about Ellie at @ellie.hayworth.
Through a series of talks conducted virtually with select artists and arts professionals, Art/Talk serves to spotlight female thought leaders to inspire the Code/Art community of young women to pursue an education in computer science. The Art/Talk series inspire creative participation and highlight the present opportunities for the next generation of young women to excel while narrowing the persisting gender gap. The program is a fun and engaging way to bring the world of computer science to life while encouraging the Code/Art community to dream big.