Be My Guest!
Cenk Güzelis, Valdemar Danry and Anna Pompermaier
You are invited to a mixed reality dinner. An AI will be your host for this special evening, entertaining you and your fellow guests, experimenting with recipes and guiding you into its dinner concept. Welcome to Be My Guest!, an experimental social gathering by artists and designers Cenk Güzelis, Valdemar Danry and Anna Pompermaier. The project combines architecture, new media, and Artificial Intelligence to investigate the future of our hybrid realities, in which the physical and digital realms are continuously intertwined.
Be My Guest is being developed as part of the artists’ European Media Art Platform (EMAP) residency at iMAL. Read more
Anna Pompermaier and Cenk Güzelis― Artist
Anna Pompermaier and Cenk Güzelis are directors of the new media driven artistic and architectural research studio Me AndOther Me, where they explore the future of our spatial experiences and communication through practical applications of speculative and theoretical approaches in social mixed reality experiences revolving around contemporary and online culture, post-human critique, the Internet of Things, and the spatial web. Anna and Cenk are architects and educators at ./studio3, the Institute for Experimental Architecture of Innsbruck University, where they conduct practice-led research at the intersection of experimental architecture, contemporary art, and new media. https://meandother.me https://www.studio3.me http://cenkguzelis.com
Valdemar Danry― Artist
Valdemar Danry is a Researcher, Artist and Tech Humanist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With his background in philosophy of mind, neuroscience, extended reality (XR) and artificial intelligence, he seeks to explore how the augmented body mediates our experiences of the world not just as something physical but as something which is "lived". https://valdemardanry.com