UKAI Projects

At UKAI Projects, we research, prototype, and produce culture for what’s coming. Our work is a response to the increasing automation and regularization of everyday life. Many are no longer confident that the future will be better than the past or even the present, so we turn over more and more systems to the logics of efficiency and size. We deliver on projects that diversify the pool of solutions we have to draw upon now and going forward.

UKAI Values

  • Polyphony

    Multiple ways of understanding the world in conversation with each other.

  • Transvaluation

    Substituting new values into existing systems to shift why they do what they do (prioritizing generosity over efficiency, compassion over growth)

  • Prefiguration

    Organizing our relationships to reflect the future we are trying to build.

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Blog

  • Factitious: In-Person Residency - Apply Now!

    Factitious: In-Person Residency - Apply Now!

    Application Deadline: March 7, 2024Participants Confirmed: March 14, 2024Residency Begins: March 21, 2024 Are you a creator interested in building situated encounters with generative language? UKAI Projects is inviting eight...

    Factitious: In-Person Residency - Apply Now!

    Application Deadline: March 7, 2024Participants Confirmed: March 14, 2024Residency Begins: March 21, 2024 Are you a creator interested in building situated encounters with generative language? UKAI Projects is inviting eight...

  • Eccentric: A digitial, asynchronous, collaborative workspace

    Eccentric: A digitial, asynchronous, collaborat...

    Eccentric the current version of the app can be found at https://hyphacoop.github.io/restructuring-futures/ Eccentric (prototype name) is a digital, asynchronous, collaborative workspace designed for cultural production. It’s a space to make...

    Eccentric: A digitial, asynchronous, collaborat...

    Eccentric the current version of the app can be found at https://hyphacoop.github.io/restructuring-futures/ Eccentric (prototype name) is a digital, asynchronous, collaborative workspace designed for cultural production. It’s a space to make...

  • Factitious: a generative language residency from UKAI Projects

    Factitious: a generative language residency fro...

    Join our Discord community now to take part in conversations, speaker talks, workshops, and to apply for an in-person residency (April 2024 in Toronto)   Esther Greenwood’s college professor describes...

    Factitious: a generative language residency fro...

    Join our Discord community now to take part in conversations, speaker talks, workshops, and to apply for an in-person residency (April 2024 in Toronto)   Esther Greenwood’s college professor describes...

  • Trends in Podcasting for Artists and Arts Organizations

    Trends in Podcasting for Artists and Arts Organ...

    In 2021, UKAI Projects supported the creation of a short series of speculative story-based podcasts through the Goethe-Institut Toronto. “The Computer is Your Redacted” drew together diverse experts to collectively...

    Trends in Podcasting for Artists and Arts Organ...

    In 2021, UKAI Projects supported the creation of a short series of speculative story-based podcasts through the Goethe-Institut Toronto. “The Computer is Your Redacted” drew together diverse experts to collectively...

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  • Disciplined by Ideology

    Disciplined by Ideology

    UKAI Projects · Local Disturbances - Shorts #21 - Disciplined by Ideology A year ago today, I had just gotten back from Berlin as we wrapped up Ferment AI, a...

    Disciplined by Ideology

    UKAI Projects · Local Disturbances - Shorts #21 - Disciplined by Ideology A year ago today, I had just gotten back from Berlin as we wrapped up Ferment AI, a...

  • The Computer is Your Redacted

    The Computer is Your Redacted

    UKAI Projects · Local Disturbances - Shorts #20 - The Computer is Your Redacted We're sharing this project from 2022-2023 because it is an itch we can’t seem to scratch...

    The Computer is Your Redacted

    UKAI Projects · Local Disturbances - Shorts #20 - The Computer is Your Redacted We're sharing this project from 2022-2023 because it is an itch we can’t seem to scratch...

  • AI Rituals

    AI Rituals

    UKAI Projects · Local Disturbances - Shorts #19 - AI Rituals Thoughts on returning from Berlin We got to go to Berlin in Fall of 2022 and sit on stage...

    AI Rituals

    UKAI Projects · Local Disturbances - Shorts #19 - AI Rituals Thoughts on returning from Berlin We got to go to Berlin in Fall of 2022 and sit on stage...

  • Not Every Story Needs a Villain

    Not Every Story Needs a Villain

    UKAI Projects · Local Disturbances - Shorts #18 - Not Every Story Needs a Villain These short missives are an effort to make sense of the implications of algorithmic technologies...

    Not Every Story Needs a Villain

    UKAI Projects · Local Disturbances - Shorts #18 - Not Every Story Needs a Villain These short missives are an effort to make sense of the implications of algorithmic technologies...

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